Pride Month Teens and Tweens
Collection Development LGBTQIA Listens for Teens and Tweens

From real life to fiction, there are many stories out there about the LGBTQIA community. Whether younger listeners are going through similar experiences, or they want to learn to be more inclusive, there’s an audiobook for them. So, make your collection as robust as possible for your patrons by including these heartwarming and powerful listens.

Almost Perfect
Author: Brian Katcher
Read by: Kirby Heyborne
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“Kirby Heyborne’s performance of Almost Perfect is perfect…[a] compelling and compassionate story about love and transgender sexuality.” —AudioFile (Earphones Award Winner)
Ask the Passengers
Author: A.S. King
Read by: Devon Sorvari
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“Sorvari narrates with compassion; her youthful voice conveys loneliness, conflict, shame, kindness, and humor as the characters learn truths from one another.” —Booklist 
Being Jazz
Author: Jazz Jennings
Read by: Jazz Jennings
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“A terrific and timely book that explains to kids what it means to be transgender and—more importantly—that reminds kids our similarities are much more important than our differences.” ‒New York Times‒bestselling author Jodi Picoult
The Best Man
Author: Richard Peck
Read by: Michael Crouch
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“Peck’s middle-grade novel feels old-fashioned and contemporary at the same time, and nostalgic in the best way….Listeners will relate, whether they’re all grown up or still growing.” —AudioFile
Stonewall
Author: Ann Bausum
Read By: Ann Bausum and Tim Federle
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“Bausum’s account of the gay rights movement…is told with heartbreaking candor, and Tim Federle’s narration wrings all the emotion from this gripping history.” —AudioFile (Earphones Award Winner)

For more LGBTQIA+ teen and juvenile audiobooks, take a look at this collection.

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