From the Lit Director’s Desk: Pride Reads

Pride doesn’t begin and end in June. Though the month may be coming to a close, 2020 is rich with newly published adult and young people’s books by LGBTQ+ authors and/or about LGBTQ+ characters.

Below are just a few proud books that have crossed our desks and radars this year, including links to where to buy or preorder many of them from our friends at BookPeople. Some we’ve read, some we’re looking forward to reading, and a few you might even see online at the Texas Book Festival this fall.

Happy reading!


Young People’s Literature

Winter and Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Fall 2020

  • Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (Macmillan/Swoon Reads, September 2020)
  • How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi (Penguin/Viking Books for Young Readers, September 2020)