Hey, it's pride month time. Who's psyched?
This is a cool time to remind people that it doesn't have to be pride month to acknowledge and read about LGBTQIA+ people and experiences. On that note, let's just get right into it.
Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Byron.
There's not really a lot to say about this one - it's just amazing. I love it when people make something original from something that literally everyone knows. It's not like there's this huge point of being an LGBT book, its basically a more inclusive fairy tale for young adults. (Review coming soon)
Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
Okay, this is slightly more obvious, but I could hardly not include it. This book, I... there are no words. I love this. Many people love this. Many more people love it thanks to the film adaptation (Love, Simon - go check it out). Albertalli so accurately represents the emotions that a person goes through at the point of sexual orientation, and the difficulties of being in a school environment. Granted, the events are a little bit far-fetched, but what book isn't?
Love, Frankie by Jaqueline Wilson.
Out of the three, this is probably my favourite, for actually quite a few reasons. It is such an amazing thing that a there is finally a children's book that is LGBT inclusive. Technically, this is intended for those younger than I, but it is my comfort book and will remain close to my heart.