Read With Pride

Happy Pride Month! We’ve asked our librarians to share their favorite queer books, TV, movies, & other media! Here are the responses:

Books/Graphic Novels
The Deep by Rivers Solomon
The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado
The Locked Tomb series by Tamsyn Muir
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
The Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

TV Shows
Killing Eve
Schitt’s Creek

The Handmaiden

Chapter Books:
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead
George by Alex Gino

Picture Books
Ho’onani: Hula Warrior by Heather Gale
Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessi Sima
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Board Books:

Pride Colors by Robin Stevenson
Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Leah On the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera (basically ALL of the Becky Albertalli)
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon
First, Become Ashes by K.M. Szpara
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
The Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg
I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Hex by Rebecca Dinerstein Knight
The Tensorate series by Neon Yang
Butch Heroes by Ria Brodell
Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
The Masquerade series by Seth Dickinson
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
The Devourers by Indra Das
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Graphic Novels:
Monstress series by Marjorie M. Liu
O Human Star series by Blue Delliquanti
Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker
Gender: A Graphic Guide by Meg-John Barker

TV Shows
Killing Eve

The Handmaiden
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Picture Books:

Julián is a Mermaid & Julián at the Wedding by Jessica Love
In the first book, Julian notices the “mermaids” on the street where he lives and wants to be just as beautiful as they are. While Gramma is in the shower, Julian turns house-hold items into a fabulous mermaid costume. Gramma helps when she reappears. In the second book, Julian is attending a wedding with his Gramma AND his bestie Marisol and her Gramma. Lots of fun and play and love ensue.

Call Me Max by Kyle Lukoff
A wee bit didactic but still super informative and fun, Max tells what gender identity feels like “on the inside”.

Chapter Book:

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
The Family Fletcher now has three books to their name and they are full of thoughtful fun and adventures of a super loving family.

Graphic Novel:

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis
Quirky, sometimes scary, sometimes hilarious, and always funny, the Lumberjanes are a team of campers who with each episode are tasked to solve some sort of mystery – whether it’s a missing items, a missing person, a monster…the Lumberjanes always come through together. “Friendship to the Max!”

The HBO series Gentleman Jack

Schitt’s Creek (series)
– Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt’s Creek Farewell (documentary)
The Prom (movie)
One Mississippi (series)
I Am Divine (documentary)
Circus of Books (documentary)
Paris is Burning (documentary)
Suited (documentary)

What are your favorite queer books, TV, movies, and other media? Let us know in the comments!

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