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Parades and other LGBTQ+ events may be canceled this year due to COVID-19, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate Pride via our favorite medium—books. Check out these Pride e-book deals for some dicsounted celebrating!

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Youth Education and Activism:

The GayBCs by M. L. Webb

A playdate extravaganza transforms into a celebration of friendship, love, and identity as four friends sashay out of all the closets, dress up in a wardrobe fit for kings and queens, and discover the wonder of imagination. From A is for Ally to F is for Family to Q is for Queer, debut author/illustrator M. L. Webb’s bright illustrations and lively, inclusive poems delight in the beauty of embracing one’s truest self. A glossary in the back offers opportunity for further discussion of terms and identities. Ages 4-8.

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Kid Activists by Robin Stevenson, illustrated by Allison Steinfeld

Every activist started out as a kid—and in some cases they were kids when their activism began! But even the world’s greatest champions of civil liberties had relatable interests and problems—often in the middle of extraordinary circumstances. Includes kid-friendly texts, full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page, and activists from Martin Luther King, Jr. and Harvey Milk to Janet Mock and Malala Yousafzai. Ages 9-12.

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Girls Resist! by KaeLyn Rich; illustrated by Giulia Sagramola

Take on the world and make some serious change with this handbook to everything activism, social justice, and resistance. With in-depth guides to everything from picking a cause, planning a protest, and raising money to running dispute-free meetings, promoting awareness on social media, and being an effective ally, Girls Resist! will show you how to go from “mad as heck about the way the world is going” to “effective leader who gets stuff done.” Ages 14+.

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Queer History:

Girl Squads by Sam Maggs; illustrated by Jenn Woodall

Spanning art, science, politics, activism, and sports, these 20 diverse profiles show just how essential female friendship have been across history and around the world. In this engaging and well-researched book, Sam Maggs takes you on a tour of some of history's most fascinating and bravest BFFs, including: Anne Bonny and Mary Read (infamous lady pirates who sailed the seven seas and plundered with the best of men), Jeanne Manon Roland and Sophie Grandchamp (Parisian socialites who landed front-row seats, from prison, to the French Revolution), and The Edinburgh Seven (the band of gal pals who became the first women admitted to medical school in the UK).

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Wonder Women by Sam Maggs

A collection of stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Includes groundbreakers like: Alice Ball (the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy), Mary Sherman Morgan (the rocket scientist whose liquid fuel compounds blasted the first U.S. satellite into orbit), and Huang Daopo (the inventor whose weaving technology revolutionized textile production in China—centuries before the cotton gin). Plus, interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations. 

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YA Retellings:

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale romance.

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The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

The Prince and the Pauper gets a Geekerella-style makeover in this witty and heartfelt novel for those who believe in the magic of fandom.

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Queer Autobiographies:

Born This Way by Paul Vitagliano

Based on the hugely popular blog of the same name, Born This Way shares 100 different memories of growing up LGBTQ. Childhood photographs are accompanied by sweet, funny, and at times heartbreaking personal stories. Collected from around the world and dating from the 1940s to today, these memories speak to the hardships of an unaccepting world and the triumph of pride, self-love, and self-acceptance.

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Pick-Your-Path Adventure:

My Lady's Choosing by Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran

You are the plucky but penniless heroine in the center of eighteenth-century society, courtship season has begun, and your future is at hand. Will you flip forward fetchingly to find love with the bantering baronet Sir Benedict Granville? Or turn the page to true love with the hardworking, horse-loving highlander Captain Angus McTaggart? Or perhaps race through the chapters chasing a good (and arousing) man gone mad, bad, and scandalous to know, Lord Garraway Craven? Or read on recklessly and take to the continent as the “traveling companion” of the spirited and adventuresome Lady Evangeline? Or yet some other intriguing fate?

Unexpected and multiple intertwining storylines make this novel a daring delight to read again and again, with beguiling illustrations bringing all the lust and love to life.

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Escape from Fire Island! by James H. English; Illustrated by Pamela Hobbs

It was supposed to be a nice, relaxing weekend—with a little swimming, a lot of cocktails, and more hot bods than a year’s subscription to Men’s Health magazine. But when a vat of radioactive waste washes onto the beach, strange things start happening—and now an army of zombie drag queens is storming the coast! Can you save Fire Island before it’s too late? Or will you perish at the hands of a thousand shrieking divas? It all depends on the choices YOU make.

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