Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Pride Books for Tweens (4th-6th grade)

Bildner, Phil, author.

After researching Glenn Burke, the first major league baseball player to come out as gay, sixth-gra... More

Bell, Eric, 1985- author.

Alan Cole can't stand up to his cruel brother, Nathan. He can't escape the wrath of his d... More

Bigelow, Lisa Jenn, author.

Melissa only joined the school band because her best friend, Olivia, begged her to. But it turns ou... More

Bigelow, Lisa Jenn, author.

Hazel knows a lot about the world. That's because when she's not hanging with her best fr... More

Blake, Ashley Herring, author.

Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed in a tornado, and in the aftermath of the st... More

Blake, Ashley Herring, author.

Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James must navigate heart surgery, reconnections with a lost mother, the b... More

Bunker, Lisa, author.

The critically acclaimed author of Felix Yz crafts a bold, heartfelt story about a trans girl solvin... More

Callender, Kacen, author.

Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurricane, which is considered bad luck, twelve... More

Callender, Kacen, author.

In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's grief takes him beyond the bayous of his ba... More

Cannon, Sarah, author.

Eleven-year-old Ada and her friends face zombie rabbits, alien mobs, and Puppet Cartels as they exp... More

Clarke, Cat, author.

Technically, Olivia is not a girl, even though he was born as a girl. He's transgender. Liv kn... More

Connor, Leslie, author.

After the death of her mother, Lydia moves in with her aunts and learns to find a new family of ins... More

Crowder, Melanie, author.

In San Francisco, eleven-year-old Marin desperately searches for her birthmother knowing time is ru... More

Dee, Barbara, author.

When Mattie is cast as Romeo in an eighth-grade play, she is confused to find herself increasingly ... More

Donoghue, Emma, 1969- author.

Once upon a time, two couples with Jamaican, Mohawk, Indian, and Scottish ethnic roots won the lott... More

Dooley, Sarah

Two sisters take off on a wild road trip in this poignant tale for fans of Counting by 7s and Fish i... More

Federle, Tim.

An eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts a plan to run away to New ... More

Gephart, Donna, author.

Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look... More

Gino, Alex, author.

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows... More

Hennessey, M. G., author.

Twelve-year-old Shane Woods is just a regular boy. He loves pitching for his baseball team, working ... More

Hitchcock, Shannon, author.

From the moment she met Samantha, star of the school basketball team, on her first day at Daniel Bo... More

Howard, Greg (Gregory Steven), author.

Eleven-year-old Riley's mom has disappeared and Riley knows that if he leaves tributes for the... More

Keller, Tae, author.

When Lily, her sister Sam, and their mother move in with her sick grandmother, Lily traps a tiger a... More

Levy, Dana Alison, author.

Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as th... More

Moore, David Barclay, author.

Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother's death in a gang-related sh... More

Pancholy, Maulik, 1974- author.

Twelve-year-old Rahul Kapoor, an Indian-American boy growing up in small-town Indiana, struggles to... More

Peck, Richard, 1934-2018, author.

Archer has four important role models in his life--his dad, his grandfather, his uncle Paul, and hi... More

Riordan, Rick, author.

Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapo... More

Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958- author.

Unhappy about being sent to the same summer camp after their fathers start dating, Bett and Avery, ... More

Stead, Rebecca, author.

Despite her parents' divorce, her father's coming out as gay, and his plans to marry his ... More

Johnson, Cathy G., author, artist.

When a popular student encourages her to join the soccer team, Faith signs up even though she has n... More


When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, the t... More

Ostertag, Molly, author, illustrator.

In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up... More

Smith, Niki, author, artist.

After a terrible political coup usurps their noble house, Hawke and Grayson flee to stay alive and ... More

Stevenson, Noelle, author.

Best friends Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley spend a fun summer at Lumberjane scout camp where th... More

Telgemeier, Raina.

Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school produc... More

Johnson, Chelsea, author.

A handy book about intersectionality that depicts the nuances of identity and embraces difference a... More

Sicardi, Arabelle, author.

Profiles notable LGBTQ figures and highlights their contributions to society and their community, i... More

Pitman, Gayle E., author.

This book is about the Stonewall Riots, a series of spontaneous, often violent demonstrations by mem... More

Stevenson, Robin, 1968- author.

This work of nonfiction for middle readers examines what -- and why -- gay, lesbian, bisexual and t... More

Sanders, Rob, 1958- author.

From Rob Sanders, author of the acclaimed Pride- The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, come... More

Blanco, Cecilia, author.

A normal family used to be formed by a mother, father and children. However, it's a common situ... More

Morlock, Theresa, author.

Provides an insight into the injustices faced by LGBTQ individuals, and the activists and groups th... More

Sanders, Rob, 1958- author.

Traces the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings with social activist Harvey Milk and des... More

Schwartz, Heather E., author.

A straightforward biography of famous British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing. ... More

O'Neill, Katie (Cartoonist), author, illustrator.

After discovering a lost Tea Dragon in the marketplace, apprentice blacksmith Greta learns about th... More