Books to Read for Every Age: Pride Month - Sedgwick County Moms Network

Books to read for every age

Not only am I a bibliophile (someone obsessed with books), but I am also a certified history and English teacher. It goes without saying that my kids and I visit the library and local bookstores often. Books are all over our house. My kids are even allowed to stay up reading with their bed book lights. So, I wanted to share with you some fun books centering around Pride Month that you can easily check out at the local Wichita area libraries or purchase from our local bookstores.

Books to Read for Every Age During Pride Month

June is Pride Month. It is an important month for those in the LGBTQ+ community. Gay pride or LGBTQ+ pride is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as a social group. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBTQ+ rights movements.

So, we wanted to share some inclusive books not only to celebrate with our LGBTQ+ community in Wichita and surrounding towns, but books that can help you discuss Pride Month with your children in an age-appropriate way.

Here is a list of books available at bookstores and libraries in the Greater Wichita Area. All links are connected to each book’s catalog page.

**Books-a-holic won’t be listed as it is a resale store. Feel free to call our local Books-a-holic to ask if there is a copy of any of these books are available. 

Board Books and Picture Books for Pride Month


What Are Your Words
by Katherine Locke

What are your words? : a book about pronouns

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Derby Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-Person


Love is Love by Michael Genhart

Love is love

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online only


Red, A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall

Red : a crayon's story

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System 
Valley City Public Library
Derby Public Library
Goddard Public Library
– El Dorado Public Library
– Rose Hill Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online only


Pride Colors by Robin Stevenson

Pride colors

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Watermark Books and Café 
Barnes & Noble – Buy Online


Daddy & Dada by Ryan Brockington

Daddy and Dada

Available at:
Wichita Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble – Buy Online and Pickup at Store

 

Early Reader and Chapter Books for Pride Month


Jack Not Jackie
 by Erica Silverman

Jack (not Jackie)

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online Only


A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss

A day in the life of Marlon Bundo

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Derby Public Library
Mulvane Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online Only


Prince and Knight by Daniel Haack

Prince & Knight : Tale of the Shadow King

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
– Derby Public Library
El Dorado Public Library
– Park City Public Library
Rose Hill Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-Person


I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel

I am Jazz!

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Andover Public Library
Augusta Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-Person


This Day in June by Gayle E Pitman

This day in June

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Derby Public Library
Watermark Books and Café 
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Buy Online, Pick up in Store

 

Books for Tweens for Pride Month

The Whispers by Greg Howard

The whispers

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Andover Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-Person


Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

Ivy Aberdeen's letter to the world

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Derby Public Library
Goddard Public Library
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online only
Watermark Books and Café


Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Drama

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Augusta Public Library
Derby Public Library
El Dorado Public Library
Goddard Public Library
Mulvane Public Library
Park City Public Library
– Rose Hill Public Library
– Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-Person


Captain Underpants and The Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks a Lot by Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants. #12 : Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Augusta Public Library
Derby Public Library
El Dorado Public Library 
– Goddard Public Library
Mulvane Public Library
Rose Hill Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-Person


Rick by Alex Gino

Rick

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Derby Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online and In-Person

 

Books for Teens and Young Adults for Pride Month

 

Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee

Not your sidekick

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Derby Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Buy Online, Pick up at store


It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sigiuru

Available at:
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Derby Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Buy Online, Pick up at Store



Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Andover Public Library
Derby Public Library
El Dorado Public Library
– Mulvane Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Buy Online, Pick up in Store


Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Simon Snow. #1 : Carry on : the rise and fall of Simon Snow

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
– Andover Public Library
Derby Public Library
– El Dorado Public Library
– Goddard Public Library
– Mulvane Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Buy Online, Pick up at Store


If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

If I was your girl

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Valley Center Public Library
Derby Public Library 
Andover Public Library
– Mulvane Public Library
– Park City Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Buy Online, Pick up at Store

 

Books for Moms for Pride Month

 

She Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

She who became the sun

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Derby Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online Only


Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Tin man

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Derby Public Library 
El Dorado Public Library
Mulvane Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online only


Mostly Dead Things by Kristen N. Arnett

Mostly dead things : a novel

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System 
Andover Public Library
Augusta Public Library 
Mulvane Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online Only


In the Deep End  by Kate Davies

In at the deep end

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Derby Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
– Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online Only


With Teeth by Kristen N. Arnett

With teeth

Available at:
Wichita Public Library System
Derby Public Library
Watermark Books and Café
Barnes & Noble Bradley Fair – Online only

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