Read Proud Listen Proud celebrates diversity and acceptance, sparking discussion in the classroom and at home to encourage understanding through storytelling. This website helps kids, parents, and educators discover books and audiobooks about the LGBTQ experience, and includes useful resources, videos and author interviews.

Read Proud Listen Proud is brought to you by Listening Library, Penguin Young Readers, and Random House Children’s Books.

Listening Library Listening Library, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, is the world’s largest audiobook publisher dedicated to children’s and young adult literature. Penguin Random House Audio is dedicated to producing top-quality fiction and nonfiction audiobooks written and read by the best in the business, including books by bestselling authors John Grisham, Dan Brown, Janet Evanovich, Kathryn Stockett, Khaled Hosseini, J.K. Rowling, and Rick Riordan. Our audiobooks have won 13 Grammy® Awards, 69 Audie® Awards, and 15 Odyssey Awards.


Penguin Young Readers unite the best authors, illustrators, and brands from the Penguin Young Readers Group under one umbrella. Including a comprehensive mix of esteemed authors, favorite characters, nonfiction, and licensed properties, Penguin Young Readers feature a traditional numbered leveling system, as well as the Guided Reading leveling system, to ensure quick recognition for educators, parents, and kids.

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