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

FOR KIDS

Love is in the Hair

The Boy & The Bindi

The Stars in the Sky and the Fish in the Sea

George

Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror

FOR TEENS

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

FOR ADULTS: FICTION

Freshwater

Confessions of a Fox

Little Fish

She of the Mountains

Sketchtasy

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

A Safe Girl to Love

Small Beauty

Peter Darling

An Unkindness of Ghosts

FOR ADULTS: NON-FICTION

Nîtisânak

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

POETRY

Disintegrate/Dissociate: Poems

Holy Wild

Even This Page is White

Books For and/or About Gay & Bisexual Men

FICTION

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

The Clothesline Swing

Leading Men

Less

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Take Nothing with You

Southernmost

Speak No Evil

NON-FICTION

Boy Erased

Boys Keep Swinging

Calypso

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

POETRY

Bury It

Indecency

Not Here

Books For and/or About Lesbian & Bisexual Women

FICTION

The Best Bad Things

Cantoras

Disoriental

The Last Place You Look

The Luminous Dead

Mostly Dead Things

My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel

Patsy

Shut Up, You’re Pretty

Sodom Road Exit

Theory

The Western Alienation Merit Badge

GRAPHIC NOVELS

House of Whispers, Vol. 1

My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Vol 1.

When I Arrived at the Castle

NON-FICTION

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

POETRY

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

FICTION

Let’s Talk About Love

Tash Hearts Tolstoy

Radio Silence

Before I Let Go

The Parcel

Hullmetal Girls

NON-FICTION

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