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Book Corner: LGBTQ+ Pride Month reads for everyone


Celebrate children and families of all kinds with these fantastic books! Whether exploring their gender, growing their family or just living their lives, these books about queer people and families are sure to delight all readers.

Related: Guide to Seattle Pride Weekend: colorful, joyful and family-friendly


Julián is a Mermaid
By Jessica Love
Ages 4-8

Winner of the American Library Association’s 2019 Stonewall Book Award. Julián sees three mermaids on the subway and wants to be just like them. But what will his Abuela think? Mesmerizing and full of heart, this colorful, beautiful book celebrates self-love and individuality.


My Two Moms and Me & My Two Dads and Me
Written by Michael Joosten, Illustrated by Izak Zenou​
Ages 2-3

This gorgeously illustrated picture-book series celebrates same-sex parents and their children. LGBTQ+ parents and their friends and families will welcome these cheerful books that reflect their own lives as the families spend a fun day together.


The Best Man
By Richard Peck
Ages 9-12

A big-hearted novel about gay marriage from a kid’s endearing perspective. Archer has just started middle school and puzzles over what kind of person he wants to become, and helps his beloved Uncle Paul become his best self as well.


By Natalie C. Parker
Ages 12+

After Aric Athair kills her family, Caledonia Styx and her crew of all-female pirates must chart their own course on the dangerous seas. Will one of Athair's defectors be the key to taking down the corrupt warlord once and for all?