Rainbow Reads

Are you looking for books with LGBTQ characters? Look no further!

Kids Rainbow Reads
Teen Rainbow Reads
Adult Rainbow Reads



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Young Readers

Red: A Crayon's Story
Michael Hall

Jacob's New Dress
Sarah Hoffman

Worm loves Worm
J.J. Austrian

And Tango Makes Three 
Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell ; illustrated by Henry Cole

Donovan's big day  
Lesléa Newman ; illustrations by Mike Dutton

I am Jazz
Jessica Herthel

Families, families, families!
Suzanne Lang

Mini Mia and Her Darling Uncle
Pjia Lindenbaum

Tutus Aren’t My Style
Linda Skeers

Ages 8-12

Raina Telegemeier

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher
Dana Allison Levy

The Other Boy
M.G. Hennessey

Princess Princess Ever After
Katie O'Neill

Noelle Stevenson

Princeless: Raven, The Pirate Queen
Jeremy Whitley

Alex Gino

Better Nate Than Ever
Tim Federle

Gracefully Grayson
Ami Polansky

Alex London


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Grade 7 & Up

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Becky Albertalli

Not Your Sidekick
C.B. Lee

R. J. Anderson

Grade 8 & Up

Bleeding Earth
Kaitlin Ward

Seven Ways We Lie
Riley Redgate

If I Was Your Girl
Meredith Russo

Labyrinth Lost
Zoraida Cordova

Look Both Ways
Ailson Cherry

Grade 9 & Up

We Are the Ants
Shaun David Hutchinson

Double Exposure
Bridget Birdsall

Draw the Line
Laurent Linn

You Know Me Well
Nina LaCour

True Letters From a Fictional Life
Kenneth Logan

South of Sunshine
Dana Elmendorf

More Happy Than Not
Adam Silvera

Girl Mans Up
M.E. Girard

None of the Above
I.W. Gregorio

Grade 10 & Up

When Everthing Feels Like the Movies
Raziel Reid

Malinda Lo

As I Descended
Robin Talley

Alex as Well
Alyssa Brugman


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Libby Ware

Golden Boy
Abigail Tarttelin

A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara

Under the Udala Trees
Chinelo Okparanta

Here Comes the Sun
Nicole Dennis-Benn

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours : stories
Helen Oyeyemi

Jam On The Vine
LaShonda K. Barnett

The price of salt
Patricia Highsmith

We Love You, Charlie Freeman
Kaitlyn Greenidge


The Argonauts
Maggie Nelson

I'm Just a Person
Tig Notaro

Tomboy Survival Guide
Ivan Coyote

Gender Failure
Rae Spoon

Even This Page Is White
Vivek Shraya

Fun Home: a family tragicomic
Alison Bechdel

The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You
S. Bear Bergman