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Pride Collection

Since Boogie Down Books launched in 2017, the core values that we use to guide our work have been joy, justice, and community. Thank you for joining us in promoting joyful reading experiences that center the stories, identities, and experiences of young people in our Bronx community and beyond. These are our top recommendations for books celebrating LGBTQIA+ people, families, and communities.

My Two Moms and Me Cover Image
By Michael Joosten, Izak Zenou (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525580126
Availability: Available to order
Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

My Two Dads and Me Cover Image
By Michael Joosten, Izak Zenou (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525580102
Availability: Available to order
Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

Baby's First Words/Mis Primeras Palabras Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781782858737
Availability: Available to order
Published: Barefoot Books - October 1st, 2019

Rainbow: A First Book of Pride Cover Image
By Michael Genhart, Anne Passchier (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781433830877
Availability: Available to order
Published: Magination Press - May 7th, 2019

Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690458
Availability: Available to order
Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo (Better Bundo Book, LGBT Children’s Book) Cover Image
$16.14
ISBN: 9781452173801
Availability: Available to order
Published: Chronicle Books - March 18th, 2018

Sewing the Rainbow: A Story about Gilbert Baker Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433829024
Availability: Available to order
Published: Magination Press - May 22nd, 2018

Papa, Daddy, & Riley Cover Image
By Seamus Kirst, Devon Holzwarth (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781433832390
Availability: Available to order
Published: Magination Press - May 5th, 2020

This Day in June Cover Image
By Gayle E. Pitman, Kristyna Litten (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781433816581
Availability: Available to order
Published: Magination Press - May 5th, 2014

The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived Cover Image
$11.89
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780764356902
Published: Schiffer Kids - April 28th, 2019

The GayBCs Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781683691624
Availability: Available to order
Published: Quirk Books - October 8th, 2019

Hurricane Child Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129304
Availability: Available to order
Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

The War Outside Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316316699
Availability: Available to order
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018

Little & Lion Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316349017
Availability: Available to order
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 3rd, 2018

They Both Die at the End Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062457806
Availability: Available to order
Published: Quill Tree Books - December 18th, 2018

Luna Cover Image
$10.99
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780316011273
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2006

Picture Us In The Light Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484726020
Availability: Available to order
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

Darius the Great Is Not Okay Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552963
Availability: Available to order
Published: Dial Books - August 28th, 2018

Anger Is a Gift: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250167026
Availability: Available to order
Published: Tor Teen - May 22nd, 2018

Here to Stay Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616207007
Availability: Available to order
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 18th, 2018

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442408937
Availability: Available to order
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

DeadEndia: The Watcher's Test: Book 1 Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781910620472
Availability: Available to order
Published: Nobrow - August 7th, 2018

Dear Evan Hansen: THE NOVEL Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316420235
Availability: Available to order
Published: Poppy - October 9th, 2018

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338227017
Availability: Available to order
Published: Scholastic Press - January 29th, 2019

More Happy Than Not Cover Image
$10.99
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781616956776
Published: Soho Teen - April 26th, 2016

Pulp Cover Image
$16.14
ISBN: 9781335012906
Availability: Available to order
Published: Harlequin Teen - November 13th, 2018

Odd One Out Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101939536
Availability: Available to order
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

Girls of Paper and Fire Cover Image
By Natasha Ngan, James Patterson (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316561365
Availability: Available to order
Published: Jimmy Patterson - November 6th, 2018

Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250177964
Availability: Available to order
Published: First Second - September 18th, 2018

What If It's Us Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062795250
Availability: Available to order
Published: HarperTeen - October 9th, 2018

Carry On (Simon Snow Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250135025
Availability: Available to order
Published: Wednesday Books - May 9th, 2017

No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781568589404
Availability: Available to order
Published: Bold Type Books - February 19th, 2019

Julián at the Wedding Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536212389
Availability: Available to order
Published: Candlewick - October 6th, 2020

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

It's Okay To Be Different Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316043472
Availability: Available to order
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

Juliet Takes a Breath Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593108192
Availability: Available to order
Published: Dial Books - May 11th, 2021

My Rainbow Cover Image
By DeShanna Neal, Trinity Neal, Art Twink (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814609
Availability: Available to order
Published: Kokila - October 20th, 2020

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing Cover Image
By Kay Haring, Robert Neubecker (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525428190
Availability: Available to order
Published: Dial Books - February 14th, 2017

Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780345806567
Availability: Available to order
Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

We're Here, We're Queer, We're Mad Libs: World's Greatest Word Game (Adult Mad Libs) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780843172966
Availability: Available to order
Published: Mad Libs - May 16th, 2013

Pride Parade Mad Libs: World's Greatest Word Game Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593226780
Availability: Available to order
Published: Mad Libs - May 4th, 2021

Queer Icons From Gay to Z: Activists, Artists & Trailblazers Cover Image
By Patrick Boyle, Antoine Corbineau (Illustrator)
$14.95
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781925811292
Published: Smith Street Books - September 10th, 2019

Who Is RuPaul? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Nico Medina, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593222690
Availability: Available to order
Published: Penguin Workshop - May 11th, 2021

Free to Be Me: An LGBTQ+ Journal of Love, Pride & Finding Your Inner Rainbow Cover Image
By Dom&Ink
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593094679
Availability: Available to order
Published: Penguin Workshop - April 28th, 2020

The Whispers Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525517511
Availability: Available to order
Published: Puffin Books - January 14th, 2020

The Ship We Built Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525554851
Availability: Available to order
Published: Dial Books - May 25th, 2021

Odd One Out Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781101939567
Availability: Available to order
Published: Ember - September 17th, 2019

RuPaul Charles (People of Pride) Cover Image
By Vincent Chen (Illustrator), Little Bee Books
$6.99
ISBN: 9781499810172
Availability: Available to order
Published: little bee books - September 1st, 2020

The New Queer Conscience (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
By Adam Eli, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593093689
Availability: Available to order
Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

I am Frida Kahlo (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780525555988
Availability: Available to order
Published: Dial Books - March 9th, 2021

Embodied: An Intersectional Feminist Comics Poetry Anthology Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781949518139
Availability: Available to order
Published: Wave Blue World Inc - May 11th, 2021

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525562023
Availability: Available to order
Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

You Brought Me The Ocean Cover Image
By Alex Sanchez, Julie Maroh (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401290818
Availability: Available to order
Published: DC Comics - June 9th, 2020

Beyond the Gender Binary (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593094655
Availability: Available to order
Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

Continuum (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
By Chella Man, Chella Man (Illustrator), Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593223482
Availability: Available to order
Published: Penguin Workshop - June 1st, 2021

Can't Take That Away Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547605309
Availability: Available to order
Published: Bloomsbury YA - March 9th, 2021