Teens

Looking for your next favorite read?

Check out our Book Lists! Sonoma County Library's Teen Services Librarians are obsessed with reading YA and we are excited to share our favorites with you! These lists are thoughtfully crafted and regularly updated to make sure that you have access to the best new titles. Whether you are looking for a spine tingling horror novel to get you in the mood for fall, a queer love story to give you all the feels, or some much needed BIPOC representation, we’ve got you covered!

¿Buscas tu próximo libro favorito?

¡Puedes consultar nuestras listas de libros recomendados! ¡Los bibliotecari@s para jóvenes de la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma están obesionados con la lectura para jóvenes y nos da tanto gusto compartir nuestros libros favoritos contigo! Estas listas están cuidadosamente diseñadas y actualizadas periódicamente con los mejores libros nuevos. Ya sea que estés buscando una novela de terror escalofriante que lo ponga de humor para el otoño, una historia de amor queer que le dé todas las sensaciones, o una representación de gente BIPOC muy necesaria, ¡lo tenemos!

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Recent Teens News

Looking for your next great read?

The Sonoma County Library has you covered! It’s TeenTober and our teen librarians have rounded up their favorite books just for you. Check out their recommendations and more below.


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Manga: I'm in Love with the Villainess, Vol. 1 by Inori

Cute sapphic isekai manga! The main character is hilarious and deeply in love with the villainess of the story!

Book: Viuda de hierro by Xiran Jay Zhao

Trigger Warning: violence and abuse, suicide ideation, discussion and references to sexual assault.

A fictional reimagining of Wu Zetian challenging the injustices she faces in a futuristic reinterpretation of Medieval China.”

— Jodi, Teen Services Librarian


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“My recommendation is Hell Followed with Us by Andrew Joseph White. This book was gruesome, heartbreaking, and disturbing in the best possible ways. Benji will do anything to escape the religious fundamentalist cult that he grew up in. In Benji's attempt to escape, he meets up with people from the Acheson LGBTQ+ Center. Benji has to work alongside them to try to prevent the world from collapsing before his body rejects humanity and takes on the form of the monster he was forced to become. The author is queer, trans, and autistic and includes strong representation for each of these identities within the book. This is definitely one that you should pick up if you like horror, dark themes, and dystopian futures. Get ready to be spooked!”

— Emily, Teen Services Librarian


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“This TeenTober, I am recommending Gender Queer, a graphic memoir about growing up nonbinary and asexual by Maia Kobabe. As the #1 banned book of 2021, reading this book is an act of rebellion and celebrates the freedom to read. Kobabe is a Sonoma County resident, so reading and sharing this book helps support a local author and illustrator. LGBTQ voices not only deserve to be heard but amplified, so crack open a book and open your mind.”—

— Stuart, Teen Services Librarian


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Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

If you love the new A League of Their Own series, you MUST read this book!

Last Night at the Telegraph Club is a phenomenal historical fiction novel about Lily Hu, a young Chinese American teenager living in San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950s. This is a dazzling love story between two young women set against the backdrop of the Red Scare, which actively threatens the safety and livelihood of Lily's family. In the underground lesbian bar called The Telegraph Club, Lily finds not only love, but also a sense of community, belonging, and freedom.

This book won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature (2021) and absolutely deserved it. This is my favorite young adult book that has been published in the last two years and I highly recommend it for teens and adults alike!”

— Terra, Teen Services Librarian


Want more?

  • Our Teen Book Lists offer more suggestions for what to read next.
  • Find new books for teens here.
  • The teen room on OverDrive and the Libby app offers eBooks and eAudiobooks.
  • See the calendar for teen events, like our virtual TeenTober series.

 

Banned Books

The Sonoma County Library observes Banned Books Week September 18-24, 2022. First established in the 1980s, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and highlights resistance to book censorship in schools and public libraries. The censorship of books by librarians or community members violates the first amendment protection of free speech and conflicts with the American Library Association Code of Ethics. Thanks to vigilant library workers, teachers, parents, students, and free speech champions, attempted book bans often fail.

The desire to protect others from inappropriate or challenging ideas, frequently the children of concerned parents, is commonly cited as the reason for a book challenge. The removal of a book isn’t an expression of protection but an attack on other people’s freedom of information. Surveys suggest that most book challenges aren’t reported and often go unnoticed by the news media. Most book challenges occur in public libraries and happen in school classrooms, school libraries, and academia. You can help promote intellectual freedom by reading banned books and reporting censorship attempts to the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom.


Additional Resources

Check out these websites for more information and resources on Banned Books Week and censorship.

 

Zero Waste Week

Did you know that Californians throw away six pounds of trash every day, equivalent to almost 2,200 pounds every year, roughly the weight of a subcompact car? What role can libraries play in creating or mitigating waste?

In his book, Seven Wonders: Everyday Things for a Healthier Planet, John Ryan states, “a 100 percent reused library book produces no waste and consumes no energy.” He lists the public library as one of the Seven Wonders.

As an environmentally-minded community stakeholder, the Sonoma County Library has been a member of the Zero Waste North Bay Task Force for over five years and proudly participates in the first annual North Bay Zero Waste Week!

From Sunday, July 24, through Saturday, July 30, organizations and community groups across Sonoma County will be hosting different events to raise awareness about the environmental impacts of waste, and offer actionable ways to live a zero waste lifestyle.

This is an opportunity for participants to learn new skills, build community, and create sustainable habits through the lens of zero waste. Focusing on solutions for reducing, reusing, redesigning, repurposing, repairing, recycling and composting to limit landfill, water, and energy waste!

On Wednesday, July 27, POP for a Porpoise, an interactive program educating kids about the plastic ocean pollution epidemic, will be held at the Rincon Valley Library at 11 a.m. The Sonoma County Library also has books and resources available all year round. Check out the list below, stop by your local library branch, or explore at sonomalibrary.org.


Streaming Selections Available on Kanopy

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One Small Step

What happens to everything we use after we throw it away? We’re breaking down the issue of waste and sustainability piece by piece to answer one of the most important questions facing the world today: How do we save our planet?


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The Story of Plastic Documentary

The Story of Plastic is a searing expose, uncovering the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling.


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Trashed Documentary

Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes Irons (and us) from skepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope.


Books Available from the Library

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The Zero Waste Solution:
Untrashing the Planet One Community at a Time

by P.H. Connett

In The Zero Waste Solution, author and scientist-turned-activist Paul Connett profiles the most successful zero-waste initiatives around the world, showing activists, planners, and entrepreneurs how to re-envision their community’s waste-handling process by doing the following: consuming less; turning organic waste into compost; recycling and reusing other waste; demanding non-wasteful product design; and, creating jobs and bringing community members together in the process.


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No Planet B:
A Teen Vogue Guide to Climate Justice

by Lucy Diavolo

An urgent call for climate justice from Teen Vogue, one of this generation’s leading voices, using an intersectional lens—with critical feminist, indigenous, antiracist, and internationalist perspectives.


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Your Planet Needs You:
A Kid’s Guide to Reducing Waste and Recycling

by Philip Bunting

An inspiring guide packed with simple explanations of how kids and their families can reduce, re-use, and recycle to help clean up our planet.


Countywide events include:

  • A Fix-it Clinic and Reuse Fair on July 24 at Tek Tailor in Santa Rosa
  • A Zero Waste Water Webinar on July 26.
  • A Clothing Swap on July 27 at Grand Central Petaluma Coffee
  • A Compost Workshop at the Guerneville Regional Library on July 30
  • And much more!

The full schedule of events is at zerowastenorthbay.org.

Oh! If you are wondering, some of the other Seven Wonders are: the bicycle, the ceiling fan, the clothesline and the ladybug!

 

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Join us in celebrating Pride Month this June, which serves as a time to promote the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of the LGBTQ+ community.

The last several years have posed significant challenges for our queer community members. In addition to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, LGBTQ+ people across the United States have also faced widespread anti-trans and anti-queer legislation, as well as book bans. The condemnation and erasure of queer lives and experiences comes with a devastating cost to the mental health, physical health, and well-being of the queer community.

It has been over 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, but the fight for queer rights is still ongoing. To help ensure that queer joys and struggles are never erased, Sonoma County Library is launching new opportunities for queer people to add to the shared history of our county and to connect with each other. We are also actively working to make sure that our collections, programs, and services reflect, represent, and uplift the lives and experiences of queer people. Our library branches are spaces where the queer community will always be welcomed and celebrated, not just during Pride Month, but every day.

Check out the following projects, events, book lists, and resources compiled by librarians at Sonoma County Library to help you celebrate Pride this year!


Here + Queer, Sonoma County

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Share your pride. Reclaim your history. Connect with your community.

Here + Queer, Sonoma County collects, archives, and amplifies the histories of Sonoma County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) communities. Throughout history, LGBTQ+ people have fought for equality, representation, and dignity in society.

Here + Queer strives to uncover the rich and dynamic stories of queer culture and activism, documenting the struggles and joys of queer life.

This project accepts digital content in the form of personal narratives, essays, anecdotes, photographs, creative works, audiovisual material, and more. The project actively seeks submissions from all ages and backgrounds, from all time periods in Sonoma County history. Anonymous submissions are supported, as well as submissions in English and Spanish.

Your stories will empower, enrich, and deepen our understanding of queer communities. This project launches this June 2022, and will continue beyond Pride Month.

Upload & Share Your Experiences


Sonoma County Library Events

Queer Book Club

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Queer Book Club (adults) - Virtual

Wednesday, June 8, 6:00pm

One Last Stop by Casey Mcquiston

Join librarians virtually to discuss books centering on LGBTQ+ voices. Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month (January-December) from 6-7 pm. For more information please visit: https://sonomalibrary.org/queerbookclub

Physical copies of the book are available (while supplies last).


Create Teen!

Create Teen! (ages 13-18)

In-Person @ Roseland Regional Library

Friday, June 10, 4:00-5:00pm - Pride Keychains

Come and craft at Roseland Regional Library! Snacks and all materials will be provided.

To celebrate Pride Month in June, this week's craft will be Pride Keychains! You can paint your pride flag, your pronouns, or whatever else makes you feel like celebrating Pride.

Friday, June 17, 4:00-5:00pm - Rainbow Wall Hanger

This week we will be celebrating Pride Month again by making rainbow wall hangers! Using rope, yarn, felt, and twine, we will create a colorful rainbow that you can hang anywhere!


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Windsor Teen Craft Time (grades 7-12)

In-Person @ Windsor Regional Library

Tuesday, June 21, 4:00-5:00pm

It's Pride Month, so celebrate by making a cute Pride Flower Crown! First come first served. Limited supplies.


Celebrating Families!

In-Person @ Guerneville Regional Library

Wednesday, June 22, 11:00-11:45am

Join us on our little patio off the children's area in the Guerneville Library for a Storytime Celebrating Families of all shapes, colors and sizes! We'll sing some songs about L-O-V-E and make something crafty to celebrate Pride Month.


Family Storytime celebrating LGBTQ Pride (Designed for those 0-6 and their caregivers)

In-Person @ Rincon Valley Regional Library

Friday, June 24, 10:30-11:30am

We will read books, sing, and play, and take home a rainbow themed craft.


Pride at the Movies

In-Person @ Sonoma Valley Regional Library

Friday, June 24, 4:00-6:00pm

Join us for a Pride Month event - Pride at the Movies, screening the documentary "Southern Pride". This documentary features people from two towns in Mississippi organizing gay and Black pride events in in the wake of the 2016 US Presidential Elections. Limited seating.

Este programa estará presentado en inglés.


Reading Justice: A Family Book Club Live Event

Friday, June 24, 4:30-5:30pm - Virtual

Reading Justice is a program designed to give families an opportunity to talk about potentially challenging topics. Each month we will feature a different book on a topic and offer registrants access to the video of Adriel Ahern, Children’s Librarian at the Sebastopol Regional Library reading a book and discussing it. For the Month of June we will be featuring books about Gay Pride and Gender Identity.


Stories with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

In-Person @ Guerneville Regional Library

Saturday, June 25, 11:00am- 12:30pm

Join the Guerneville Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the local library community for songs, stories and a little outdoor revelry in celebration of Pride Month!


Colors of the Rainbow Storytime

In-Person @ Guerneville Regional Library

Wednesday, June 29, 11:00-11:45am

Join us on our little patio off the children's area in the Guerneville Library for a Storytime all about the Colors of the Rainbow, and how it takes all colors to make the world beautiful. Learn the rainbow song and create a rainbow heart banner to help spread the love of all colors!


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Sonoma County LGBTQI+ History Timeline

In- Person @ Central Santa Rosa Library

Wednesday, June 29th at 6:00pm

What did gender non-conformity look like in this area during the 1970s and 80s? How did Sonoma County help stop a national anti-LGBT movement? Why did teenage girls at Los Guillicos riot in the early 1950s?

Explore the community building, cultural and social change forged by local LGBTQI+ people during the years 1947 – 2000, and join us for a lively discussion about community and other topics important to North Bay LGBTQI+ life.

Presented by Tina Dungan and Shad Reinstein, LGBTQI+ Historians who together created the Sonoma County LGBTQI+ Timeline.

This program will be in-person at Central Santa Rosa Library, and though registration is encouraged, it is not required. This presentation is intended for teens and adults.


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Virtual Pride Club for Teens (ages 13-18)

Every Tuesday at 5pm - Virtual

Join other teens in this weekly club to discuss books and other media that showcase queer voices and experiences. June’s theme is All Things Pride! You can select a book or other media that fits that theme based on recommendations by librarians or choose your own. This club is a great way to make friends, foster community building, and discover queer media all at the same time!

Register to receive a free pride-themed craft kit! You will receive the necessary Zoom information 30 minutes before the session starts.


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Explore Pride at Your Library

In-Person @ Sebastopol Regional Library

Visit the Sebastopol Regional Library all month long to participate in a rainbow craft station and scavenger hunt for school aged children. Visit or contact the Sebastopol Regional Library for more information!


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June Take & Make Craft Kits: Rainbow Jinglers

Available at all 14 library branch locations! Kits are available on a first come, first served basis. While supplies last. For ages 5 & up w/ adult supervision.


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Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt

Register for the Sonoma County Library's family friendly virtual community scavenger hunt (June 6th to August 13) and look for a Pride themed activity along the way!


Library Appearances at Community Events

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Sonoma County Pride

Saturday, June 4

Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa
Parade: 11:00am-12:00pm
Festival: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Come visit us at the Pride festival! We will have fun giveaways and the Library’s Bibliobus will be stocked full of LGBTQ+ library materials for you to check out!


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Sonoma County Queer Prom

Saturday, June 11, 6:30-10:30pm

West County High School GSA, Positive Images, LGBTQ Connection, and the Sonoma County Library are proud to present Sonoma County Queer Prom 2022! Tickets are $25 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds; if you need a scholarship ticket, email info@posimages.org.

Who: Sonoma County High School Students, 14-18 years old (Attendees must bring a form of ID for entry, no exceptions to age range)

When: June 11, 2022, 6:30-10:30pm

Where: The Barlow, Sebastopol, CA

Theme: Fairytale

Attire: Dress up, dress down, costumes, cosplay - all attire is welcome.

During the event, visit the Library’s “Chill Space” area to unwind, read a book, make a craft, or just hang out in a comfy space.


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Rohnert Park Pride Night with Sonoma County Pride

Friday, June 24, 5:00-9:00pm

at the Rohnert Park Farmers’ Market in the Rohnert Park-Cotati Library Parking Lot.


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Windsor Pride Festival

Saturday, June 25, 2:00-9:00pm

Held on the Town Green on Saturday, June 25, join us for a day of music, food, games and colorful surprises. This family-friendly event celebrating love in Windsor among all people, including the LGBTQIA community, will be Free and Open to All.

Live performances at the Music Fest, fun activities in the KidZone, resources at the Community Fair, food and Drinks at the Street Fair.


Books, Collections, and Resources

Staff created book recommendation lists:

Queer Fiction for Adults

Click here to download the list as a PDF

Delilah Green Doesn't Care

Delilah Green Doesn't Care

by Ashley Herring Blake
(she/her)
BLAKE

Everyone in this Room Will Someday Be Dead

Everyone in this Room Will Someday Be Dead

by Emily R. Austin
(she/her)
AUSTIN

Milk Fed

Milk Fed

by Melissa Broder
(she/her)
BRODER

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

by Akwaeke Emezi
(they/them)
EMEZI

I'm So (Not) Over You

I'm So (Not) Over You

by Kosoko Jackson
(he/him)
JACKSON

Love & Other Disasters

Love & Other Disasters

by Anita Kelly
(they/them)
KELLY

Yerba Buena

Yerba Buena

by Nina LaCour
(she/her)
LACOUR

Winter's Orbit

Winter's Orbit

by Everina Maxwell
(she/they)
SF MAXWELL

Honey Girl

Honey Girl

by Morgan Rogers
(she/her)
ROGERS

Detransition, Baby

Detransition, Baby

by Torrey Peters
(she/her)
PETERS

The Town of Babylon

The Town of Babylon

by Alejandro Varela
(he/him)
VARELA

Siren Queen

Siren Queen

by Nghi Vo
(she/her)
SF VO


Adult Non-Fiction

Click here to download the list as a PDF

Sissy

Sissy

by Jacob Tobia
(they/them)
305.3097 TOBIA

Ace

Ace

by Angela Chen
(she/her)
306.76 CHEN

The Queer Bible

The Queer Bible

by Jack Guinness
(he/him)
306.76 QUEER

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers

by Jenn Shapland
(she/her)
306.7663 SHAPLAND

The Natural Mother of the Child

The Natural Mother of the Child

by Krys Malcolm Belc
(he/him)
306.8743 MALCOLM BELC

Our Work is Everywhere

Our Work is Everywhere

by Syan Rose
(she/her)
G 323.3 ROSE

Ten Steps to Nanette

Ten Steps to Nanette

by Hannah Gadsby
(she/her)
792.76 GADSBY

The Man Who Ate Too Much

The Man Who Ate Too Much

by John Birdsall
(he/him)
641.5092 BEARD by BIRDSALL

Wow, No Thank You

Wow, No Thank You

by Samantha Irby
(she/her)
814 IRBY

The Renunciations

The Renunciations

by Donika Kelly
(she/her)
811 KELLY

Dear Senthuran

Dear Senthuran

by Akwaeke Emezi
(they/them)
823 EMEZI

In the Dream House

In the Dream House

by Carmen Maria Machado
(she/her)
B MACHADO


Queer Books for Teens

Click here to download the list as a PDF

This is Why They Hate Us

This is Why They Hate Us

by Aaron H. Aceves
(he/him)
Y ACEVES

The Summer of Bitter and Sweet

The Summer of Bitter and Sweet

by Jen Ferguson
(she/her)
Y FERGUSON

The Passing Playbook

The Passing Playbook

by Isaac Fitzsimons
(he/him)
Y FITZSIMONS

Survive the Dome

Survive the Dome

by Kosoko Jackson
(he/him)
Y JACKSON

She Gets the Girl

She Gets the Girl

by Rachael Lippincott
(she/her)
and Alyson Derrick
(she/her)
Y LIPPINCOTT

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

by Malinda Lo
(she/her)
Y LO

Lakelore

Lakelore

by Anna-Marie McLemore
(they/them)
Y MCLEMORE

The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester

The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester

by Maya MacGregor
(they/them)
Y MACGREGOR

I Kissed Shara Wheeler

I Kissed Shara Wheeler

by Casey McQuiston
(any pronouns)
Y MCQUISTON

Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster

Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster

by Andrea Mosqueda
(she/her)
Y MOSQUEDA

The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School

The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School

by Sonora Reyes
(they/them)
Y REYES

Iron Widow

Iron Widow

by Xiran Jay Zhao
(they/them)
Y ZHAO


For more queer YA recommendations, check out these additional lists created by Librarians at Sonoma County Library:

Children’s Book Lists

Picture Books

Click here to download the list as a PDF

Mr. Watson's Chickens

Mr. Watson's Chickens

by Jarrett Dapier
(he/him)
and illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi
(they/them)
E DAPIER

Daddy and Dada

Daddy and Dada

by Ryan Brockington
(he/him)
and Isaac Webster
(he/him)
illustrated by Lauren May
(she/her)
E BROCKINGTON

Ho'onani

Ho'onani

by Heather Gale
(she/her)
and illustrated by Mika Song
(she/her)
E GALE

Calvin

Calvin

by JR Ford
(he/him)
and Vanessa Ford
(she/her)
and illustrated by Kayla Harren
(she/her)
E FORD

They're so Flamboyant

They're so Flamboyant

by Michael Genhart
(he/him)
and illustrated by Tony Neal
(he/him)
E GENHART

Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle

Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle

by Nina LaCour
(she/her)
and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita(she/they)
E LACOUR

What are Your Words?

What are Your Words?

by Katherine Locke
(they/them)
and illustrated by Anne Passchier
(they/them)
E LOCKE

The Little Library

The Little Library

by Margaret McNamara
(she/her)
and illustrated by G. Brian Karas
(he/him)
E MCNAMARA

Grandad's Camper

Grandad's Camper

by Harry Woodgate
(they/them)
E WOODGATE

Pride Puppy!

Pride Puppy!

by Robin Stevenson
(she/her)
and illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
(she/her)
E STEVENSON

Jing's Family

Jing's Family

by Elliot Riley
(she/her)
and illustrated by Srimalie Bassani
(she/her)
ER RILEY

Pink, Blue, and You!

Pink, Blue, and You!

by Elise Gravel
(she/her)
with Mykaell Blais
(he/him)
J 305.3 GRAVEL

Pride

Pride

by Rob Sanders
(he/him)
and illustrated by Steven Salerno
(he/him)
J 979.461 SANDERS

Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution!

Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution!

by Joy Michael Ellison
(they/them)
and Teshika Silver
(she/her)
J 306.76 RIVERA

Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family

by Sophie Beer
(she/her)
TOD BEE

Sharice's Big Voice

Sharice's Big Voice

by Sharice Davids
(she/her)
with Nancy K. Mays
(she/her)
and illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley
(he/him)
J B DAVIDS

Being You

Being You

by Megan Madison
(she/her)
and Jessica Ralli
(she/her)
and illustrated by Anne/Andy Passchier
(they/them)
TOD MAD

Pride Colors

Pride Colors

by Robin Stevenson
(she/her)
TOD STE


Books for Kids Ages 8-12

Click here to download the list as a PDF

Almost Flying

Almost Flying

by Jake Maia Arlow
(she/they)
J ARLOW

King and the Dragon Flies

King and the Dragon Flies

by Kacen Callender
(they/them)
J CALLENDER

Thanks a Lot, Universe

Thanks a Lot, Universe

by Chad Lucas
(he/him)
J LUCAS

Different Kinds of Fruit

Different Kinds of Fruit

by Kyle Lukoff
(he/him)
J LUKOFF

The Insiders

The Insiders

by Mark Oshiro
(they/them)
J OSHIRO

Spin with Me

Spin with Me

by Ami Polonsky
(she/her)
J POLONSKY

The List of Things that Will Not Change

The List of Things that Will Not Change

by Rebecca Stead
(she/her)
J STEAD

This is Our Rainbow

This is Our Rainbow

by Katherine Locke
(they/them)
and Nicole Melleby
(she/they)
J THIS

Growing Up Trans

Growing Up Trans

by Dr. Lindsay Herriot
(she/her)
and Kate Fry
(she/her)
J 306.76 GROWING

The Stonewall Riots

The Stonewall Riots

by Archie Bongiovanni
(they/them)
and A. Andrews
(they/them)
JG 306.766

One Life

One Life

by Megan Rapino
(she/her)
J B RAPINOE

Who is RuPaul?

Who is RuPaul?

by Nico Medina
(he/him)
J B RUPAUL


Digital Resources

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Hoopla

Explore this multiformat list of hoopla offerings curated for Pride Month. There are over 50 items to choose from ranging from audiobooks to movies.


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Libby

Browse through eBooks & eAudiobooks in our new LGBTQ+ guide, now available in the Libby app! This guide will stay up all year and refreshes with new books as they are added to the collection.


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Kanopy

Drawing from their incredible library of LGBTQ+ films, Kanopy has curated a collection for Pride Month. To view these films that cover everything from historical events to pioneers bravely taking a stand against injustice, visit go.kanopy.com/pride.


Community Partners

Visit the websites of our fantastic community partners for more events and resources for June and beyond!

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LGBTQ Connection

For more information on their planned pride events, you can visit their calendar here.


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Positive Images

For more information on their planned pride events, you can visit their Facebook page here.


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SAY

For more information on their ongoing programs and services, you can click the following links:


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North Bay LGBTQI Families

For more information on their planned pride events, you can visit their calendar here.


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Amor Para Todos

Give Out Day Fundraiser event on June 30 from 3 - 9pm

Please save the date for APT's annual Give Out Day Fundraiser at The Block in Petaluma. All are welcome. Family friendly, DJ, dancing, food, local raffle prizes, games & more!

For more information on their ongoing projects and plans, you can click the following links:


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OUTWatch LGBTQI Film Festival

Wine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival brings to Sonoma County outstanding films that explore the vast diversity of our community and celebrates our unique history. They show a monthly film on the third Thursday of the month at Rialto Cinemas,Sebastopol.

This summer they will be showing the following films:

  • Poppy Field - June 9, 1pm & 7pm at the Rialto Cinema, Sebastopol
    • This film weaves themes of freedom, art, repression and identity as a Romanian police officer Cristi fights his internal and external identity. His private and public persona is challenged when his unit is called to a volatile anti-LGBTQ+ protest at cinema. The tension between his life with boyfriend Hadi and his in-uniform image spills over during a night of suspense. His ability to hide his sexual orientation challenged by an audience member who recognizes him from a previous encounter. The film is based on an actual event in 2017.
  • Mama Bears - June 16, 7PM at the Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol
    • This film follows three conservative Christian families confronting the bigotry that is negatively impacting their LGBT+ children by supporting and advocating for them. The film’s subjects are part of the support group named “Mama Bears'' because of the fierceness with which its members fight for their offspring’s rights in statehouses, at school board meetings, and in their places of worship. This film by award-winning director Daresha Kyi is a powerful and poignant story of the transformative power of unconditional love.

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