It’s Pride Month! But there are enough books on this list to carry you through more than just June.
Happy Pride to everyone! This is part 1 of my queer book recommendation list!
In Part 1 we’re hitting Young Adult and Middle Grade. I’ve broken this into 5 sections: High Fantasy, Speculative Fantasy/Urban Fantasy, Contemporary, Middle Grade, and Graphic Novels.
Part 2 will be adult – Fantasy, Contemporary, Indie, and Novellas.
I’ve linked full reviews for each book I’ve written one for!
YA High Fantasy
These are fantasy books set in a fantastical world!
4. Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
Representation: M-Spec, Poly Relationship
“Once, a witch made a pact with a devil. The legend says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all?”
Representation: Lesbian, Black MC
200 years ago Cinderella found her prince. But the truth behind the fairytale isn’t as romantic as it appears. Now girls are forced to attend the ball to be chosen as a wife. And the girls not chosen are never heard from again.
YA Speculative/Urban Fantasy
These fantasy books are set in our world but with a magical twist.
Representation: Trans, Non-binary, Pansexual, Latinx
The del Cisne girls are cursed – one of the sister will be taken by swans at trapped in the body of a swan. But when 2 local boys are drawn into their world, and all four of their fates depend on facing truths that could either save or destroy them.
These YA contemporaries feature some amazing queer romances!
Representation: F/F Relationship, Adoption
When a teen discovers she a sister she never knew about, she finds herself at a summer camp getting to know the girl she never knew existed. And tries to uncover why this has been kept a secret her entire life.
Unfortunately I don’t have many recs here. But I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to recommend this books.
Representation: F/F, Chronic Illness
Sunny just got a new heart. And now she has a plan: do awesome amazing things, find a new best friend, kiss a boy. But when she finds a new best friend she realizes she might not want to kiss a boy at all…
Part 2 is coming later this week! So make sure to check back for even more LGBTQIA+ recommendations ❤️