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May 31, 2022 | Library Staff

Celebrate Pride Month with McLib!

Every year, the month of June honors the historical Stonewall riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York City in June of 1969, often considered a “tipping point” in the gay liberation movement. To celebrate strides made in LGBTQ+ rights and the community, Pride Month was created to increase visibility and decrease stigma, as well as showcase the influence LGBTQ+ individuals have had on our history, nationally and internationally.

Stop by our table between 12 – 4 PM at the Paducah PrideFest event happening downtown, Saturday, June 4th!

One of the ways you can celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month is by reading, watching, or listening to works created by members of the LGBTQ+ community! Click the titles below to find out more about them, check them out digitally, or place a hold on them.

Adult titles: 

All of You Every Single One by Beatrice Hitchman 

Burn The Page by Danica Roem 

Count Your Lucky Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur 

Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly 

Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James 

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara 

The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher 

Perpetual West by Mesha Maren 

Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong 

Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart 

YA titles: 

At the End of Everything by Marieke Nijkamp 

Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi 

The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder 

Hopepunk by Preston Norton 

Into the Midnight Void by Mara Fitzgerald 

The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman 

The Kindred by Alechia Dow 

Love Somebody by Rachel Roasek 

No Filter and Other Lies by Crystal Maldonado 

Spin Me Right Round by David Valdes 

Juvenile titles: 

Alice Austen Lived Here by Alex Gino 

The Best Liars in Riverview by Lin Thompson 

Different Kinds of Fruit by Kyle Lukoff 

Drew Leclair Gets a Clue by Katryn Bury 

JoJo and BowBow Take the Stage by JoJo Siwa 

The One Who Loves You The Most by medina 

The Science of Being Angry by Nicole Melleby 

The Tea Dragon Society by K. O’Neill 

Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn 

You Know, Sex : Bodies, Gender, Puberty, And Other Things! by Cory Silverberg 

Early titles: 

Bodies Are Cool by Tyler Feder 

Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope by Jodie Patterson 

A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O’Leary 

Federico and All His Families by Mili Hernández 

The GayBCs by M. L. Webb 

My Maddy by Gayle E. Pitman 

My Rainbow by DeShanna Neal 

Téo’s Tutu by Maryann Jacob Macias 

Twas the Night Before Pride by Juana Medina 

When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff 

We hope this month you’ll celebrate pride with your friends at McLib.