Rainbow Reads

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

Printable Rainbow Reads Booklist

Printable Two-Spirit, Queer & Trans Indigenous Booklist

Books by Trans and Non-Binary Authors


Love is in the Hair

The Boy & The Bindi

The Stars in the Sky and the Fish in the Sea


Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror


If I Was Your Girl

Roving Pack

Hello, Cruel World

One in Every Crowd

Rethinking Normal

Transgender History

Trans Teen Survival Guide

How to Understand Your Gender



Confessions of a Fox

Little Fish

She of the Mountains


Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

A Safe Girl to Love

Small Beauty

Peter Darling

An Unkindness of Ghosts



Tomboy Survival Guide

Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story

Death Threat

Man Alive

Surpassing Certainty

Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man

Brilliant Imperfection

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves

Resilience: Surviving in the Face of Everything

Meanwhile, Elsewhere


Disintegrate/Dissociate: Poems

Holy Wild

Even This Page is White

Books For and/or About Gay & Bisexual Men


Black Leopard, Red Wolf

The Clothesline Swing

Leading Men


On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Take Nothing with You


Speak No Evil


Boy Erased

Boys Keep Swinging


How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America

The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America

Claiming the B in LGBT: Illuminating the Bisexual Narrative


Bury It


Not Here

Books For and/or About Lesbian & Bisexual Women


The Best Bad Things



The Last Place You Look

The Luminous Dead

Mostly Dead Things

My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel


Shut Up, You’re Pretty

Sodom Road Exit


The Western Alienation Merit Badge


House of Whispers, Vol. 1

My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Vol 1.

When I Arrived at the Castle


Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions, and Criticism

I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls

Native Country of the Heart

Unbecoming: A Memoir of Disobedience

Would You Rather? A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out


The Blue Clerk: ars poetica in 59 versos

If They Come For Us

Listen Before Transmit

Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart

Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across

Ace (Asexual) Books


Let’s Talk About Love

Tash Hearts Tolstoy

Radio Silence

Before I Let Go

The Parcel

Hullmetal Girls


The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed Their Lives

For Parents, Friends & Allies

Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child

The Trans-Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) are Creating a Gender Revolution

The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation

The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside the Gender Boxes

The Conscious Parent’s Guide to Gender Identity: A Mindful Approach to Embracing Your Child’s Authentic Self

A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

True Inclusion: Creating Communities of Radical Embrace

A Clinician’s Guide to Gender-Affirming Care: Working with Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Clients

Becoming an Ally to the Gender-Expansive Child: A Guide for Parents and Carers

Gender Your Guide

The Path to Gay Rights: How Activism and Coming Out Changed Public Opinion

Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality

The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens

Headcase: LGBTQ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness

LGBTQ2S+ Kids, Parents & Families

My Two Dads and Me

My Two Moms and Me

Julián Is a Mermaid

Who Are You?: The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity

Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories

Pride and Joy: A Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans Parents

LGBT Families

Raised by Unicorns: Stories from People with LGBTQ+ Parents