May 30, 2014 3:53 PM | 0
June is Pride Month. What does that mean?
It means that we take pride in the advances made in civil rights for all people, of all backgrounds and sexual orientations. We celebrate. We march. We educate ourselves and others about the advances that have been made in the arena of LGBTQ rights.
And, as you know, one of your rights is to read freely, on whatever topics you choose, and this includes LGBTQ themed literature. In fact, the library has tons of books for you to read. Trouble is, how do you find the right book for you? Know that you also have the right to ask your librarian for help to find the right book for you, no matter what the theme.
In fact, on this month's YA Teenzone Page, we have listed various books that may lead you to some great reads. But in addition to these, there are so many more books to discover out there, and so little time. Below are some websites that you can go to for book recommendations for LGBTQ literature of all flavors. (Many thanks to YALSA's blog, The Hub, and the What Are You Reading Blog, which helpfully listed some of these and other sources on their post entitled Providing LGBT Reader’s Advisory Services.)
Young Adult specific resources:
Other sources for LGBTQ reads:
Happy June, Happy Pride Month, and Happy Reading!
Thank you to Barron Webster for the CC license (permission) to use his rainbow bookshelves image.