May’s Most Anticipated LGBTQIA+ Books

May means the start of freedom for so many of us. No school, no teaching– even summer Fridays! But for us who are still 9-5ing it, we remember what the smell of cut grass meant to us as kids: reading in the park, or long visits to the library. And we have just the books to scratch that itch! This list is full of exciting and intriguing writing, including a memoir by the Inaugural J. Michael Samuel Prize, Jobert Abueva; new YA from Lammy winner Abdi Nazemian; and new books from Lammy finalists Stephanie Adams-Santos and Nicole Melleby!



LGBTQ Studies



Speculative Fiction

Young Adult Literature

Children’s/Middle Grade Literature


Comics/Graphic Novels