Lists and Suggestions for Kids


Category: Grades 4-6

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...

Bell, Eric, 1985- author.

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

Bigelow, Lisa Jenn, author.

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

Bigelow, Lisa Jenn, author.

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

Blake, Ashley Herring, author.

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

Blake, Ashley Herring, author.

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

Bunker, Lisa, author.

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

Callender, Kacen, author.

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

Callender, Kacen, author.

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

Cannon, Sarah, author.

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

Clarke, Cat, author.

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

Connor, Leslie, author.

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

Crowder, Melanie, author.

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

Dee, Barbara, author.

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

Donoghue, Emma, 1969- author.

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

Dooley, Sarah

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

Federle, Tim.

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

Gephart, Donna, author.

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

Gino, Alex, author.

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

Hennessey, M. G., author.

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

Hitchcock, Shannon, author.

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

Howard, Greg (Gregory Steven), author.

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

Keller, Tae, author.

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

Levy, Dana Alison, author.

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

Moore, David Barclay, author.

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

Pancholy, Maulik, 1974- author.

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

Peck, Richard, 1934-2018, author.

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

Riordan, Rick, author.

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

Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958- author.

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

Stead, Rebecca, author.

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

Johnson, Cathy G., author, artist.

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

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

Ostertag, Molly, author, illustrator.

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

Smith, Niki, author, artist.

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

Stevenson, Noelle, author.

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

Telgemeier, Raina.

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

Johnson, Chelsea, author.

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

Sicardi, Arabelle, author.

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

Pitman, Gayle E., author.

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

Stevenson, Robin, 1968- author.

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

Sanders, Rob, 1958- author.

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

Blanco, Cecilia, author.

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

Morlock, Theresa, author.

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

Sanders, Rob, 1958- author.

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

Schwartz, Heather E., author.

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

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

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