Celebrating Stories with Pride

This June, celebrate Pride Month in the library or classroom with these books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters.

SAL AND GABI FIX THE UNIVERSE by Carlos Hernandez

Among many other challenges, Sal and Gabi have to try to make everything right with their world when a rogue Gabi from another universe enters through one of the Sal’s wormholes. With multiple Sals and Gabis in charge, it’s no wonder this sequel offers even more hilarious weirdness, warm-hearted hijinks, and love than the first book.

Educator’s guide for the Sal and Gabi series.

DRAGON PEARL by Yoon Ha Lee

Dragon Pearl Cover

This action-packed, sci-fi adventure novel is about Min, a teenage fox spirit, who runs away to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother, and maybe even save her home planet.

Educator’s guide for Dragon Pearl

TOWER OF NERO by Rick Riordan

The Trials of Apollo

The final book in the Trials of Apollo series, which finds the god Apollo cast to earth as mortal teenager Lester Papadopoulos. The series brings together a diverse and beloved cast of characters from previous Riordan books in the epic conclusion to the saga that began with The Lightning Thief.

Educator’s guide for the Trials of Apollo series. 

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Road Trip by Melissa de la Cruz

The drama kids of East High hit the road in this original novel set between the events of seasons 1 and 2 of the Disney+ series, featuring fan-favorite characters as they journey to a HSM convention in a neighboring state.

SHIP IT by Britta Lundin

Ship It Cover

Teen fanfic blogger Claire comes out of her basement and into the limelight when her favorite TV show invites her to consult on its stars’ public image.

Look out for Like Other Girls, the newest from Britta Lundin, coming this summer!

THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP: BUILT ON HOPE by Sam Maggs

Unstoppable Wasp

This thrilling adventure finds Nadia Van Dyne (aka the Unstoppable Wasp) confronting her past as she tries to shape her future, and learning that sometimes the best way to effect big change is to think small—maybe even super small—in an original YA novel based on the Marvel comic series.

THE HIGH REPUBLIC: OUT OF THE SHADOWS by Claudia Gray

Into the Dark

Jedi Padawan Reath Silas must challenge himself to step outside of his comfort zone and into the heart of the action when a trip from the cosmopolitan galactic capital of Coruscant to the undeveloped frontier goes disastrously wrong.