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Celebrate Pride Month with These 4 Books about LGBTQIA+ Folx!

by  | June 5

This year, we celebrate 50 years of Pride. That’s 50 years since the Stonewall riots that led to what we know today as Pride. In honor of the last 50 years and those individuals who fought relentlessly for the rights of LGBTQIA+ folx, we’ve pulled together a list of four books that highlight LGBTQIA+ stories.

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens

by Tanya Boteju

In Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens. Nima is a biracial queer girl trying to navigate the rough waters of her identify. On her journey, she finds a home and a safe space with the drag king and queen community. Nima uses drag to explore her gender and sexual identity. It’s not always easy to find your way in a new community, and while this book is fun, it doesn’t shy away from that reality. If you’re a fan of shows like Pose, or anything written by Judy Blume, this new book is for you!

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Unbecoming

Unbecoming

by Anuradha Bhagwati

Unbecoming is a riveting memoir by Anuradha Bhagwati, a former U.S. Marine captain. Anuradha details her life in the military as not only a woman of color, but a bisexual woman of color. Throughout her military tenure, she encounters racism, misogyny, and even sexual violence at the hands of those she was supposed to trust the most. After her time in the Marines, Anuradha used her platform to fight against the very same injustices she faced during her service, which included helping to lead the ban on women in combat being lifted. Unbecoming is the kind of story that will awe and inspire you.

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Odd One Out

Odd One Out

by Nic Stone

What do you get when you have one story with three different sides? That’s the question that Odd One Out attempts to answer. Courtney Cooper (Coop) and Jupiter Sanchez (Jupe) are neighbors and best friends until Coop starts to feel something a bit more than friendship for Jupe. Complicating this is new girl Rae who joins their friend group and is so grateful for new friends that she wants to kiss...both of them. Odd One Out is a story about queer friendship, queer love, and what happens when you combine the two. This book will be hitting shelves in September!

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This book kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. It follows a reporter named Monique who has been selected by the elusive Evelyn Hugo to take on the coveted role of her biographer. Evelyn is a Hollywood icon and Monique doesn’t understand how or why she was chosen for the role. As Evelyn tells Monique the tale of her life, Monique is swept up by her stories of LA in the 50s, Hugo’s seven husbands, and a forbidden love. This is the kind of book you’ll want to tell all your friends about before reading it again and again yourself.

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Nicole Sam contains multitudes. She is a huge fan of graphic novels, SFF stories, and reality TV. When she isn’t at the office, you can find her attending cons around the country to experience her favorite fandoms IRL.