Rainbow Reads for Kids and Teens
Read the Rainbow!
We continue to celebrate Rainbow Book Month with a variety of titles for children and young adults. NCRL is committed to providing resources that foster community, understanding, and access to the very best in LGBTQ+ literature.
These books and more are available through NCRL’s Overdrive and Hoopla services. Get started at www.ncrl.org/ebooks.
Rainbow Reads for Children
Pride Colors by Robin Stevenson
A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino
Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
My Life as a Diamond by Jenny Manzer
The Pants Project by Cat Clarke
Redwood and Ponytail by K.A. Holt
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
The Boy in the Bindi by Virek Shraya
The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore
Rainbow Reads for Young Adults
Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu
The Music Of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg
Queer: The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide for Teens by Kathy Belge & Marke Bieschke
Resources for Youth & Families
Stonewall Book Awards -The first and longest-enduring award for LGBTQ+ literature
Rainbow Book List -LGBTQ+ book lists for children and teens