June is Pride Month. During Pride Month we celebrate the diversity of LGBTQ+ communities, while acknowledging their history, the hardships they have endured and the progress that has been made.
The BWG Library has put together a booklist of Pride books for adults and teens and is grateful for the contributions from the Bradford Women’s+ Group and BWG Diversity Group for recommending books for this list. All books are available from the BWG Library.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret. Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management, he’s given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside. Contributed by Bradford Women’s+ Group and BWG Diversity Group.
Burning Sugar by Cicely Belle Blain
A poetic exploration of Black identity, history, and lived experience influenced by the constant search for liberation. A series curated and edited by writer/musician Vivek Shraya, featuring work by Indigenous or Black writers, or writers of colour. Contributed by Bradford Women’s+ Group and BWG Diversity Group.
Out North: An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada by Craig Jennex
The ArQuives, the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archive in the world, is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and celebrating the stories and histories of LGBTQ2+ Canadians. Contributed by Bradford Women’s+ Group and BWG Diversity Group.
Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
In Glasgow, Mungo and James, who should be enemies due to their religious beliefs, fall in love, dreaming of finding somewhere they belong, while Mungo works hard to hide his true self from all those around him to protect them both from the danger their relationship brings.