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Rainbow Reads – 2022

KIDS | YOUNG ADULTS | ADULTS (coming soon)

New LGBTQ+ Books for Kids2022


The Pronoun Book
by Chris Ayala-Kronos, illustrated by Melita Tirado (not yet in collection)

Mr. Watson’s Chickens
by Jarrett Dapier, illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi (jP Dapier)

by J.R. and Vanessa Ford, illustrated by Kayla Harren (jP Ford)

Bathe the Cat
by Alice B. McGinty, illustrated by David Roberts (jP McGinty)

Love, Violet
by Charlotte Sullivan Ward, illustrated by Charlene Chua (not yet in collection)


Obie is Man Enough
by Schuyler Bailar (j Bailar)

The Real Riley Mayes
by Rachel Elliott (jPB Elliott)

The Civil War of Amos Abernathy
by Michael Leali (On Order)

Different Kinds of Fruit
by Kyle Lukoff (j Lukoff)

Candidly Cline
by Kathryn Ormsbee (j Ormsbee)

The Insiders
by Mark Oshiro (j Oshiro)

Ellen Outside the Lines
by A.J. Sass (j Sass)

Small Town Pride
by Phil Stamper (j Stamper)

A Touch of Ruckus
by Ash Van Otterloo (j Van Otterloo)

Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor
by Xiran Jay Zhao (On Order)


If You’re a Kid Like Gavin
by Gavin Grimm and Kyle Lukoff, illustrated by J. Yang (On Order)

This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us
by Katherine Locke and Nicole Melleby (j813.08 Thi)

Pride: An Inspirational History of the LGBTQ+ Movement
by Stella Caldwell (j306.766 Cal)


Other Boys
by Damian Alexander (j371.782 Ale or jPB (Series) Alexander)

Another Kind
by Cait May and Trevor Bream (jPB May)

Paranorthern: And the Chaos Bunny A-hop-calypse
by Stephanie Cooke, illustrated by Mari Costa (jPB (Series) Cooke)

by Jarad Greene (jPB (Series) Greene)

Rabbit Chase
by Elizabeth LaPensée, illustrated by K.C. Oster (jPB LaPensée)

The Golden Hour
by Niki Smith (j Smith)

New LGBTQ+ Books for Young Adults2022


How It All Blew Up
by Arvin Ahmadi (YA Ahmadi)

Felix Ever After
by Kacen Callender (YA Callender)

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating
by Adiba Jaigirdar (YA Jaigirdar)

You Should See Me in a Crown
by Leah Johnson (YA Johnson)

We Are Totally Normal
by Naomi Kanakia (YA Kanakia)

The Boy in the Red Dress
by Kirstin Lambert (YA Lambert)

I’ll Be the One
by Lyla Lee (YA Lee)

Last Night at the Telegraph Club
by Malinda Lo (YA Lo)

Stay Gold
by Tobly McSmith (YA McSmith)

She Drives Me Crazy
by Kelly Quindlen (YA Quindlen)


Ace of Spades
by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (YA Àbíké-Íyímídé)


Out Now: Queer We Go Again!
by Saundra Mitchell and Others (YA Mitchell)


The Black Flamingo
by Dean Atta (YA Atta)

by Akwaeke Emezi (YA Emezi)

Darius the Great is Not Okay
by Adib Khorram (YA Khorram)

If I Was Your Girl
by Meredith Russo (YA PB Russo)

The Athena Protocol
by Shamim Sarif (YA Sarif)

These Witches Don’t Burn
by Isabel Sterling (YA Sterling)


The Taking of Jake Livingston
by Ryan Douglass (YA Douglass)

by M.K. England (YA England)

Faith: Taking Flight
by Julie Murphy (YA Murphy)

Cemetery Boys
by Aiden Thomas (YA Thomas)

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea
by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (YA Tokuda-Hall)

New LGBTQ+ Books for Adults2022


Let’s Not Do That Again
by Grant Ginder (Ginder)

We Do What We Do In the Dark
by Michelle Hart (Hart)

Burning Butch
by R/B Mertz (Hoopla e-Book only)

The Golden Season
by Madeline Kay Sneed (Hoopla e-Audiobook only))

Young Mungo
by Douglas Stuart (Stuart)

Siren Queen
by Nghi Vo (Vo)


Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indiana in a Mountain Place
by Neema Avashia (Biography Avashia)

Body Work
by Melissa Febos (Hoopla e-Audiobook only)

I Was Better Last Night
by Harvey Fierstein (Biography Fierstein)

Ten Steps to Nanette
by Hanna Gadsby (Biography Gadsby)

High Risk Homesexual
by Edgar Gomez (Biography Gomez)

Miss Memory Lane
by Colton Haynes (Biography Haynes)

Conversations With People Who Hate Me
by Dylon Marron (Biography Marron)


Time is a Mother
by Ocean Vuong (811 Vuo)


The Verifiers
by Jane Pek (Pek)


by Gretchen Felker-Martin (Felker-Martin)

The Boy With a Bird in His Chest
by Emme Lund (Lund)

Wild and Wicked Things
by Francesca May (May)


You Make a Fool of Death With Your Beauty
by Akwaeke Emezi (Emezi)

The Sign for Home
by Flair Fell (Fell)

Boys Come First!
by Aaron Foley (Hoopla e-Book only)

I’m So Not Over You
by Kosoko Jackson (Jackson)

Yerba Buena
by Nina LaCour (LaCour)

Paper handouts prepared June 2022 | Adapted for BookGuide June 2022 sdc