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After we published a list of children's books for Pride Month, CR Pride asked us to also make lists for middle school and high school students.

We will hand out bookmarks with these book lists at the CR Pride festival, and we wanted to share them here, too.

Dr. Rudine Sims Bishops coined the phrase, "Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors" when referring to books. That means books should offer mirrors where readers can see themselves, windows where they can see lives and experiences different than their own, and sliding glass doors where they can feel transported into the world of a story and build empathy for the characters.

With our book collection, we strive to make the library a place where LGBTQ+ youth, and all youth, can seem themselves, and where others can find a window into their lives. 

Scroll through the titles below and click on book covers to learn more about them and put them on hold in our catalog.


  1. "The Best at It" by Maulik Pancholy
  2. Small Town Pride" by Phil Stamper
  3. The Golden Hour" by Niki Smith
  4. Too Bright to See" by Kyle Lukoff
  5. Melissa (George)" by Alex Gino
  6. Hazel’s Theory of Evolution" by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
  7. Hurricane Child by Kacen Callendar
  8. Ana on the Edge by A.J. Sass
  9. The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead
  10. The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets by Gayle E. Pitman
  11. Almost Flying by Jake Maia Arlow