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Celebrate Pride Month by Reading - Books recommended by Miss Kindregan

Happy Pride month! This post includes a few more recommendations than usual because I wanted to ensure many LGBTQ+ identities were represented and because there are so many fantastic books with LGBTQ+ main characters! Books are suitable for all Hayesbrook students unless stated otherwise.










George by Alex Gino is about Melissa, a primary school girl who wants to play the lead in Charlotte’s Web, but is told she cannot because the world sees her as George, a boy.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz is one of the most beautiful and touching Young Adult books I have ever read. It is about Artistotle, a sad, angry teen whose brother is in prison, and Dante, an outgoing quirky teen, who met at a local swimming pool.  (Recommended for ages 14+)

You Should See Me in A Crown by Leah Johnson is a fun, cute read about Liz, who enters the prom queen competition in order to get a scholarship for University.

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman is the first book in an adorable and funny graphic novel series about the relationship between Charlie and Nick.

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera is a speculative fiction book set in New York where everyone gets a phone call on the day they are going to die to warn them that it is their last day. Mateo and Rufus, two complete strangers, meet after looking for a new friend to spend their last day with. (Recommended for ages 14+)

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi is about Jam, who accidentally brings to life a terrifying creature from one of her mother’s paintings.











Loveless by Alice Oseman is about Georgia, a lover of romantic movies and fanfiction, who starts to question whether romance is what she really wants. (Recommended for ages 14+)

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert is about Suzette, who has come home to LA from boarding school to see her family and friends and support her brother who was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. (Recommended for ages 14+) 

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas is about about Yadriel, whose traditional community does not accept him as a brujo (a magician), so he summons a ghost in order to solve his cousin’s murder and prove himself worthy to his family. (Recommended for ages 14+)


We would love to hear from you, if you have read any of the books above and what you thought of them! 

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