Books with PRIDE

Celebrate the LGBT+ communities
with stories of their experiences for all ages.

Belmont Books is celebrating the start of Pride Month with a free, virtual kickoff event
hosted by OUTMetroWest and other local bookstores! 

Friday, June 4th at 7pm.

Join us for a virtual Pride Month event with emcee Sara Farizan and panelists Charlie Jane Anders, A.S. King, and Rebecca Kim Wells. Hosted by Silver Unicorn Bookstore in conjunction with Aesop's Fable, Belmont Books, Newtonville Books, Wellesley Books, and OUT MetroWest.

This event is free, but registration is required. To receive the event link, go to tinyurl.com/PrideYA.

15% of all proceeds from these books for the month of June will be donated to OUTMetroWest.

The City in the Middle of the Night Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780765379979
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Tor Books - February 11th, 2020

A LOCUS AWARD FINALIST!

Charlie Jane Anders, the nationally bestselling author of All the Birds in the Sky delivers a brilliant new novel set in a hauntingly strange future with #10 LA Times bestseller The City in the Middle of the Night.

WOULD YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING TO CHANGE THE WORLD?


Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250317315
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Teen - April 13th, 2021

Outsmart Your Enemies. Outrun the Galaxy.

“Just please, remember what I told you. Run. Don’t stop running for anything.”


Here to Stay Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781616209858
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

“A powerful YA novel about identity and prejudice.” —Entertainment Weekly

Bijan Majidi is:

  • Shy around girls
  • Really into comics
  • Decent at basketball
Bijan Majidi is not:
  • A terrorist

What happens when a kid who’s flown under the radar for most of high sch


Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel: A Novel Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781616205492
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 6th, 2015

At Armstead Academy, everyone knows everything about everyone. Well, everyone thinks they know everything . . .

Leila has made it most of the way through Armstead Academy without having a crush on anyone, which is a relief. As an Iranian American, she’s different enough; if word got out that Leila liked girls, life would be twice as hard.


Switch Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555513
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

A surreal and timely novel about the effects of isolation and what it means to be connected to the world from the Printz Award-winning author of Dig.


Dig Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781101994931
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Penguin Books - June 30th, 2020

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Medal


Shatter the Sky (The Shatter the Sky Duology) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781534437913
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

New England Book Award Finalist

“A top-notch dragon story…Both nuanced and real.” —Shelf Awareness (starred review)
“I absolutely devoured it.” —Mackenzi Lee, bestselling author of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
“Perfect for fans of Tamora Pierce, Renée Ahdieh, and Cindy Pon.”


Storm the Earth (The Shatter the Sky Duology) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534454507
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 2020

Maren and her girlfriend Kaia set out to rescue Sev and free the dragons from the corrupt emperor in the explosive finale to the journey that began with the thrilling Shatter the Sky.

Let them burn.

Maren’s world was shattered when her girlfriend, Kaia, was abducted by the Aurati.


It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity Cover Image
By Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250302953
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 4th, 2019

A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader from writer Theresa Thorn and illustrator Noah Grigni.

Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between.


When Aidan Became a Brother Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620148372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lee & Low Books - June 4th, 2019

2020 Stonewall Book Award
White Raven 2020 Selection

This sweet #ownvoices picture book celebrates the changes in a transgender boy's life, from his initial coming-out to becoming a big brother.

Winner of the 2020 Stonewall Book Award


The GayBCs Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781683692508
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books - May 4th, 2021

An April-June 2021 Moms Demand Action Book Club Pick

“The perfect way to teach your kiddos LGBTQ+ vocab while celebrating the beauty of embracing yourself and others.”—KIWI Magazine

Now in board book format, a joyful alphabet book of LGBTQ+ vocabulary for kids of all ages!


Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593123638
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

Jodie Patterson, activist and Chair of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board, shares her transgender son's experience in this important picture book about identity and acceptance.

Penelope knows that he's a boy. (And a ninja.) The problem is getting everyone else to realize it.


Pride Colors Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781459820708
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 12th, 2019

"Awash in messages of love and the celebration of individuality... A rare treat for both Pride Day and everyday sharing."--School Library Journal, starred review

★ A good thing comes in a small, rainbow package...A joyful, affirming, pride-filled read.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review


From Archie to Zack Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419743672
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - December 29th, 2020

An unapologetic celebration of friendship and first crushes
 
“Archie loves Zack!”
“Zack loves Archie!”
Everyone said it was so.
But Archie hasn’t told Zack yet. And Zack hasn’t told Archie.


George (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545812573
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 25th, 2017

The unforgettable debut from Stonewall Award Winner Alex Gino.

George joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!

When people look at Melissa, they think they see a boy named George. But she knows she's not a boy.


Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316515474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

In the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish.


The Best at It Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062866424
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 6th, 2020

From award-winning actor Maulik Pancholy comes a hilarious and heartfelt middle grade debut about a gay Indian American boy coming into his own. One of Time Out's “LGBTQ+ books for kids to read during Pride Month,” this is perfect for fans of Tim Federle’s Nate series.


The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher (Family Fletcher Series #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780385376556
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - July 14th, 2015

”Fans of Beverly Cleary’s Quimbys, Judy Blume’s Hatchers, and, more recently, Jeanne Birdsall’s Penderwicks will fervently hope that more Fletcher misadventures are yet to come.” —School Library Journal, Starred


Hurricane Child (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338129311
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2019

Prepare to be swept up by this exquisite novel that reminds us that grief and love can open the world in mystical ways.

Winner of the Stonewall Book AwardWinner of the Lambda Literary AwardCaroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and 12-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately.


DeadEndia: The Watcher's Test: Book 1 Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781910620472
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nobrow - August 7th, 2018

Barney and his best friend Norma are just trying to get by and keep their jobs, but working at the Dead End theme park also means battling demonic forces, time traveling wizards, and scariest of all--their love lives!


This One Summer Cover Image
By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596437746
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

A New York Times bestseller
A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
An Eisner Award Winner


The Prince and the Dressmaker Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626723634
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - February 13th, 2018

Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride—or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia—the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!


Lily and Dunkin Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553536775
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Yearling - May 1st, 2018

NAMED  ONE OF THE BEST KIDS BOOKS OF THE YEAR by NPR  • New York Public Library • JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION • GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS


Snapdragon Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250171115
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - February 4th, 2020

Kat Leyh's Snapdragon is a magical realist graphic novel about a young girl who befriends her town’s witch and discovers the strange magic within herself.

Snap's town had a witch.


Felix Ever After Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062820266
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - April 20th, 2021

A Stonewall Honor Book * A Time Magazine Best YA Book of All Time

From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.


I Wish You All the Best Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338608359
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: PUSH - May 5th, 2020

Perfect for fans of Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli, Mason Deaver's stunning debut will rip your heart out before showing you how to heal from tragedy and celebrate life in the process.

"Heartfelt, romantic, and quietly groundbreaking. This book will save lives." -- Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs.


Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534430662
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 23rd, 2021

“Poignant and important.” —Refinery29
“A bright and sparkly celebration of love and self-acceptance.” —Kirkus Reviews

Judy Blume meets RuPaul’s Drag Race in this funny, feel-good debut novel about a queer teen who navigates questions of identity and self-acceptance while discovering the magical world of dra


As Far As You'll Take Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547600175
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Bloomsbury YA - February 9th, 2021

"A beautiful tribute to every queer kid who's ever had to leave their home in order to find one." - Leah Johnson, bestselling author of You Should See Me in a Crown

The author of The Gravity of Us crafts another heartfelt coming-of-age story about finding the people who become your home--perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli.


Meet Cute Diary Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063038837
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - May 4th, 2021

Felix Ever After meets Becky Albertalli in this swoon-worthy, heartfelt rom-com about how a transgender teen’s first love challenges his ideas about perfect relationships.


You Should See Me in a Crown Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338503296
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - June 1st, 2021

A TIME Magazine Best YA Book of All Time

A Stonewall Honor Book

A Reese's Book Club YA Pick

Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town.


You Should See Me in a Crown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338503265
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

A TIME Magazine Best YA Book of All Time

A Stonewall Honor Book

A Reese's Book Club YA Pick

Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town.


The Last True Poets of the Sea Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780759554993
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

Fans of Far from the Tree, We Are Okay and Emergency Contact will love this epic, utterly unforgettable contemporary novel about a lost shipwreck, a missing piece of family history, and weathering the storms of life. 

The Larkin family isn't just lucky—they persevere.


The Last True Poets of the Sea Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368048088
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

Fans of Far from the Tree, We Are Okay and Emergency Contact will love this epic, utterly unforgettable contemporary novel about a lost shipwreck, a missing piece of family history, and weathering the storms of life. 
 The Larkin family isn't just lucky—they persevere.


The Sky Blues Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534477858
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

Sky’s small town turns absolutely claustrophobic when his secret promposal plans get leaked to the entire school in this witty, “earnest, heartfelt” (Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author), and ultimately hopeful debut novel for fans of What if it’s Us? and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Sky Baker may be openly gay,


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062348685
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2016

Now a major motion picture: Love, Simon, starring Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford!

William C. Morris Award Winner: Best Young Adult Debut of the Year * National Book Award Longlist

"A remarkable gift of a novel."—Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle


Last Night at the Telegraph Club Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525555254
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

Longlisted for the National Book Award

"Proof of Malinda Lo's skill at creating darkly romantic tales of love in the face of danger."—O: The Oprah Magazine

"The queer romance we’ve been waiting for.”—Ms. Magazine

"Restrained yet luscious."—Sarah Waters, bestselling author of Tipping the Velvet


The Key to You and Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062824585
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: HarperTeen - April 20th, 2021

A sweet and funny LGBTQ+ romance perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Julie Murphy, from the critically acclaimed author of Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit!


Cinderella Is Dead Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547603879
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 7th, 2020

"Wholly original and captivating." - Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times bestselling author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Girls team up to overthrow the kingdom in this unique and powerful retelling of Cinderella from a stunning new voice that’s perfect for fans of Dhonielle Clayton and Melissa Albert.


They Both Die at the End Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062457806
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - December 18th, 2018

Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.


The Witch King Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335212795
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Inkyard Press - June 1st, 2021

To save a fae kingdom, a trans witch must face his traumatic past and the royal fianc he left behind.

In Asalin, fae rule and witches like Wyatt Croft...don't. Wyatt's betrothal to fae prince Emyr North was supposed to change that. But when Wyatt lost control of his magic one devastating night, he fled to the human world.


Be Dazzled Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492682691
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - January 5th, 2021

Project Runway goes to Comic Con in an epic queer love story from the author of Reverie about creativity, passion, and finding the courage to be your most authentic self.


The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536204315
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - May 5th, 2020

In a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic, a desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial lady find a connection on the high seas.


Love & Other Natural Disasters Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062991232
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - June 8th, 2021

This delightfully disastrous queer YA rom-com is a perfect read for fans of Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon.

When Nozomi Nagai pictured the ideal summer romance, a fake one wasn’t what she had in mind.


Cemetery Boys Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250250469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Swoon Reads - September 1st, 2020

A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's New York Times-bestselling paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys, described by Entertainment Weekly as "groundbreaking."

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him.


Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250316776
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

* Instant NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestseller *
* GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER for BEST DEBUT and BEST ROMANCE of 2019 *

* BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR* for VOGUE, NPR, VANITY FAIR, and more! *

What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?


Take a Hint, Dani Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters #2) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062941237
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avon - June 23rd, 2020

Named one of the Best Romances of 2020 by Apple, Kirkus, PW, Washington Post, NPR, BookPage, OprahMag, EW, Insider, Buzzfeed, Bustle, and Amazon!


Boyfriend Material Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781728206141
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - July 7th, 2020

It's a fun, frothy quintessentially British romcom about a certified chaos demon and a stern brunch daddy with a heart of gold faking a relationship.--New York Times bestselling author Talia Hibbert
AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH


Malice: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984818652
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - April 13th, 2021

A princess isn’t supposed to fall for an evil sorceress. But in this “bewitching and fascinating” (Tamora Pierce) retelling of “Sleeping Beauty,” true love is more than a simple fairy tale.
 


$16.99
SKU: 9781949518160

Embodied brings contemporary American poetry to comic book readers and comics to poetry readers in a graphic poetry anthology that showcases the relevance, urgency, and power of both genres. Featuring new work on the theme of gender, identity, and the body from twenty-one of America’s premier, award-winning female, trans, and non-binary poets who have been published in places like The New York Times and the New Yorker. Rather than being merely illustrated, the poems have been adapted into sequential art stories drawn, lettered, and colored by top female, trans, and non-binary artists. This edition includes a study guide and a section on the art process.A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the International Women's Health Coalition.


Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722590
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - May 7th, 2019

One of FORBES Best Graphic Novels of 2019
On BCCB 2019 Blue Ribbons List
One of NPR's Best Books of 2019
Booklist 2019 Editors' Choice
One of Bitch Media’s Best Queer YA Novels of 2019


Heartstopper: Volume 1 Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781338617443
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock
Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. A sweet and charming coming-of-age story that explores friendship, love, and coming out. This edition features beautiful two-color artwork.

Soon to be streaming on Netflix!

Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning.


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