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LGBTQ+ Book Recommendations

The intention of this list is for members of the Gal’s Guide LGBTQ+Ally group to share media materials that are helpful to LGBTQ+ persons, as well as media that is helpful to allies for empathy and knowledge building.

Please Note: Like most of us, our group has a large to-be-read pile, that being said there might be A-MAZE-ING books that are not yet on this list only because no one in our group has read it yet.

Young Readers Biographies

Young Readers Non Fiction

  • It’s Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr
  • Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman & Holly Hatam

Young Readers Fiction

  • Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall
  • Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung

Teen Fiction

  • The Moon Within by Aida Salazar (Available at Gal’s Guide Library)
  • Rebel Robin (Strangers Things Novel) by A.R. Capetta
  • Avatar: The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee & Michael Dante DiMartino
  • Avatar: The Shadow of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee
  • House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
  • Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
  • Hark by John Russell Gordon
  • They Both Die in the End by Adam Silvera
  • Surrender Your Sons by Adam Sass
  • Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
  • We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar
  • We Are Okay by Nina LaCour (Available at the Gal’s Guide Library)
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • Loveless by Alice Oseman

Graphic Novel


  • Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo
  • Finna by Nino Cipri
  • Lesser Known Monsters by Rory Michaelson
  • Not Quite Out by Louise Willingham
  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Got an LGBTQ+ title you’ve read and recommend? Let us know in the comments!

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