In recognition of Boston's amazing Pride Week celebration, and the Kingsley's annual participation in the parade, we've pulled together a list of recommended reads that relate to the movement.
Pride Week Book Recommendations
Did you see the Kingsley community on our Duck Boat in the Boston Pride Parade? Planning on joining the next parade with us? Want to get in the spirit of celebrating LGBT+ pride? Check out these LGBT+ affirming books for students of all ages.
This Day In June
By Gail E. Pitman
This Day in June, by Gayle E. Pitman, with illustrations by Kristyna Litten, is a joyful celebration of LGBT+ pride - and parades!
Join the characters as they revel in a pride parade of their own, and just like the Kingsley community at Boston Pride!
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag
By Rob Sanders
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, written by Rob Sanders and illustrated by Steven Salerno, isn’t just about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California. It also tells the story of Gilbert Baker, who designed and sewed the first iconic rainbow flag representing LGBT+ pride. The current rendition of the Rainbow Flag is now internationally known as a sign of Pride!
The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets
By Gayle E. Pitman
The theme of this year’s Boston Pride is “Looking Back, Looking Forward,” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the riots at the Stonewall Inn in NYC. The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets, by Gayle E. Pitman, covers American LGBT+ history before, during, and after 1969. This book is chock full of interviews, photos, newspaper clippings, and other primary sources to learn more about LGBT+ history.
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