Looking for elementary and middle school books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters? We’ve got you covered! Here are a few new titles we love.
Chapter Books with Lesbian Characters
The Mighty Heart of Sunny Saint James by Ashley Herring Blake
Hurricane Child by Kacen Calendar
One True Way by Shannon Hitchcock
Redwood and Ponytail by K. A. Holt
Chapter Books with Gay Characters
King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender
The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy
Martin McLean, Middle School Queen by Alyssa Zaczek
Chapter Books with Trans and Nonbinary Characters
Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker
Dragon Pearl by Yooon Ha Lee
The Moon Within by Aida Salazr
Chapter Books with Asexual, Questioning, and Queer Characters
Hazel’s Theory of Evolution by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
Rick by Alex Gino
Looking for more LGBTQIA+ books?
For younger readers, visit our blog post, Rainbow Books.
Check out the Stonewall Book Awards and the Lambda Literary Awards.
Ask a librarian – hankering for a particular genre, say realistic novels featuring queer protagonists of color, or fantasies featuring nonbinary characters, or perhaps heartwarming stories featuring kids with gay parents, we can do that! We are here for you!