Check out some of these great reads on Hoopla for June Pride Month. LGBT Pride Month occurs in the United States to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, pride events are held during this month to recognize the positive impact LGBT people have had in society.
Love is Love by Michael Genhart
It’s love that makes a family. When a boy confides in his friend about bullies saying he doesn’t have a real family, he discovers that his friend’s parents, a mom and a dad, and his two dads are actually very much alike. This sweet story shows that gay families and straight families and everything in between are all different kinds of normal. What makes a family real is the love that is shared.
My Footprints by Bao Phi
Every child feels different in some way, but Thuy feels “double different.” She is Vietnamese American and she has two moms. Thuy walks home one winter afternoon, angry and lonely after a bully’s taunts. Then a bird catches her attention and sets Thuy on an imaginary exploration. What if she could fly away like a bird? What if she could sprint like a deer, or roar like a bear? Mimicking the footprints of each creature in the snow, she makes her way home to the arms of her moms.
Pride: the Celebration and the Struggle by Robin Stevenson
Like the original version, this new edition of Pride: The Celebration and the Struggle celebrates the LGBTQ+ community’s diversity and the incredible victories of the past 50 years-but it also has a larger focus on activism, the need to keep fighting for equality and freedom around the world and the important role that young people are playing.
The Stonewall Riots by Tristan Poehlmann
Check out the history of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which led to the celebration of Pride Month.