Pride 2024

Teens: June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! To celebrate, the Stratford Library Teen Department is excited to offer Pride activities for teens in grades 7-13:

  • uCreate: 3D-Doodled Pride Flags (Drop-In Craft) – Kick off Pride Month by creating your own Pride or Progress flag using one of uCreate’s 3D doodlers! Keep your creation or gift it to someone else to spread some love. Stop by the uCreate Space any time between 3 & 4 pm, 6/3-6/7 (first come, first served). Grade 7 – adult.
  • Teen Pride Party – LGBTQIA+ teens and allies are invited to our annual Pride celebration on Wed., 6/12 from 3 to 4:30 pm in the Lovell Room! Enjoy crafts, snacks, tunes, games, and more. Grades 7-13. No registration required.

Below you can also find a collection of LGBTQ-themed books available at the Library so you can Read with Pride!

Read with Pride: LGBTQ+ Books for Teens

Click the book cover to view the title in the Library catalog.

Dear Wendy (Zhao, Ann)

Dear Wendy by Ann Zhao

“Aromantic and asexual students Sophie and Jo, engaged in an online feud as the creators of popular relationship advice accounts “Dear Wendy” and “Sincerely, Wanda,” unwittingly become real-life friends and navigate their shared aroace identities as they face the challenges of college life.”




Canto Contigo (Villa, Jonny Garza)

Canto Contigo by Jonny Garza Villa

“When Mariachi star Rafael Alvarez moves to a new school, he anticipates claiming the lead vocalist role, but instead faces a rival with a familiar face as he navigates family issues, competition, and complicated feelings for his rival.”





Otherworldly (Lukens, F.T.)

Otherworldly by F.T. Lukens

“In a land where the supernatural is believed to be real, non-believer Ellery and familiar Knox from the Other World form an unexpected alliance to strike a deal that could alter their lives forever.”





The Breakup Lists (Khorram, Adib)

The Breakup Lists by Adib Khorram

“A high school stage manager has to face his complicated feelings about love when he catches himself falling for the same guy as his sister.”






The No-Girlfriend Rule (Randall, Christen)

The No-Girlfriend Rule by Christen Randall

“When her boyfriend excludes her from participating in a roleplaying game, high school senior Hollie joins an all-girls group where an in-game romance has the potential to be more than just pretend.”





This Day Changes Everything (Underhill, Edward)

This Day Changes Everything by Edward Underhill

“Queer teens Abby and Leo spend a life-changing day together lost in New York City.”






Icarus (Ancrum, K.)

Icarus by K. Ancrum

“Icarus Gallagher is a thief. He steals priceless art and replaces it with his father’s impeccable forgeries. For years, one man–the wealthy Mr. Black–has been their target in revenge for his role in the death of Icarus’s mother. To keep their secret, Icarus adheres to his own strict rules: Don’t get caught. Until one night, he does–by Mr. Black’s mysterious son, Helios. Instead of turning Icarus in, Helios bargains for something even more dangerous–a friendship that breaks every single one of Icarus’s rules.”



Northranger (Terciero, Rey)

Northranger by Rey Terciero

“Set on a Texas ranch, sixteen-year-old Cade Munoz finds himself falling for the ranch owner’s mysterious and handsome son, only to discover that he may be harboring a dangerous secret.”





Our Wonderful Days: Vol. 1 (Biyori, Tsurezure)

Our Wonderful Days: Vol. 1 by Tsurezure Biyori

“As children, Koharu and Mafuyu were best buds until Mafuyu moved away to Tokyo. But now, several years have passed and Mafuyu is back, attending the same high school as Koharu. As the two girls explore their sleepy hometown, Koharu can’t help but develop a crush on her childhood best friend.”

Vol. 2 also available.



Infinity Alchemist (Callender, Kacen)

Infinity Alchemist by Kacen Callender

“Only an elite few are permitted to study the science of magic–so when Ash is rejected by Lancaster College of Alchemic Science, he takes a job as the school’s groundskeeper instead, forced to learn alchemy in secret. When he’s discovered by the brilliant apprentice Ramsay Thorne, Ash is sure he’s about to be arrested. But Ramsay surprises Ash by making him an offer: Ramsay will keep Ash’s secret if he helps her find the legendary Book of Source, a sacred text that gives its reader extraordinary power.”



Queer Power! (Dom & Ink)

Queer Power: Icons, Activists & Game Changers from Across the Rainbow by Dom & Ink

“Celebrate some of the LGBTQIA+ community’s modern-day trailblazers, champions, and icons who have shaped, or are shaping, our world, from well-known public figures and allies to others you will wish you had heard of earlier.”




Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent (Taylor, Tom)

Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent by Tom Taylor

“Across the multiverse, Kal-Els are being murdered. Val-Zod, the Superman of Earth-2, believes only one man can help stop the killing–Kal-El’s son, Jon Kent! Jon will have to step across dimensions and face the killer of the Kal-Els, the monstrous Ultraman, the man who kidnapped and tortured him for years.”





Gender Queer: a Memoir (Kobabe, Maia)

Gender Queer: a Memoir by Maia Kobabe

“What started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity–what it means and how to think about it–for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.”




Every Time You Hear That Song (Voris, Jenna)

Every Time You Hear That Song by Jenna Voris

“Seventeen-year-old aspiring journalist Darren Purchase has been a lifelong fan of country music legend Decklee Cassel, who’s as famous for her classic hits as she is for her partnership with songwriter Mickenlee Hooper. Now Decklee’s televised funeral marks the unveiling of her long-awaited time capsule. But when it’s revealed to be empty, a trail of scavenger-hunt clues unfolds, leading to a whopping cash prize for whoever finds the real capsule.”



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