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Read These Books to Celebrate PRIDE

Pride Month, celebrated every June, honors the LGBTQIA community's history and fight for equality, originating from the Stonewall Riots of 1969. It's a vibrant celebration of love, identity and acceptance, featuring parades, festivals and events worldwide.

To celebrate this month, we’re sharing our PRIDE list, including fiction, poetry, memoir and history by and about members of the LGBTQIA community. We’ve featured a few here:

The Queens' English: The Lgbtqia+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases

A landmark reference guide to the LGBTQIA+ community's contributions to the English language--an intersectional, inclusive, playfully illustrated glossary featuring more than 800 terms and fabulous phrases created by and for queer culture.


Becoming Two-Spirit: Gay Identity and Social Acceptance in Indian Country

The Two-Spirit man occupies a singular place in Native American culture, balancing the male and the female spirit even as he tries to blend gay and Native identity. The accompanying ambiguities of gender and culture come into vivid relief in this powerful and poignant first book to take an in-depth look at contemporary American Indian gender diversity.


The House in the Cerulean Sea

Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune's bestselling, breakout contemporary fantasy that's "1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in." (Gail Carriger) is an enchanting story about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place — and realizing that family is yours.


You Grow, Gurl!: Plant Kween's Lush Guide to Growing Your Garden

Discover the joys and self-nurturing benefits of plant parenthood, from learning how to begin building your own lush plant family to getting into those fun tips on how to care for your green gurls, with this beautiful, illustrated guide from the dazzling creator of the @plantkween Instagram account.


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