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Happy Pride Month!

Throughout the month of June, Books Inc. will be celebrating Pride Month with displays (and events) in our stores featuring titles for all ages. Below are some of our stores current displays. Stop by your local Books Inc. and see what they have showcased because they're always changing and ask a bookseller about some of their favorites. We'll be updating this blog, and the post over on the kids blog, throughout the month wtih recommendations and reviews.  

**Most of these displays feature an array of age ranges, not all appropriate for young readers, so a list of YA specific books will be listed at the end of this post.**

Books Inc. Palo Alto 

Books Inc. Palo Alto's Pride Display

On this display from Left to Right from the Top, Row 1: Love Is Love by Michael Genhart 

Row 2: Art of Feminism by Helena Reckitt, Art and Queer Culture by Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer, The Stonewall Riots by Gayle E. Pitman, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson, Queer Heroes: Meet 52 LGBTQ Heroes from Past and Present! by Arabelle Sicardi, UNICORN SOCKS.

Row 3: (a bit hidden) Read with Pride Scholastic sign, MORE unicorn merchandise, Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith, Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker, Rainbow merchandise, Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story by Jacob Tobia, Boy Erased by Garrard Conley, Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity by Arlene Stein, Kiss Number 8 by Ellen T. Crenshaw

Row 4: Maiden & Princess by Daniel Haack and Isabel Galupo, unicorn mug and rainbow socks, Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution by Rob Sanders, Red Bunny & Yellow Bunny by Claire Garralon, The Family Book by Todd Parr, The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan, The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzie Lee, The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist by Ben Barres

Row 5: Lot: Stories by Bryan Washington, Except When they Don't by Laura Gehl, Damron Men's Travel Guide 52nd Edition by Gina Gatta, A Hiss Before Dying: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown, Out Magazine, The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins, Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee , Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Row 6:Do One Fun Thing Everyday journal, Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned by Judd Winick, My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi, Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, Are You My Mother? : A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel, GRL PWR Journal, Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love, True Colors by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, The Moon Within by Aida Salazar 

 

Books Inc. Berkeley 

Books Inc. Berkeley Pride Display

Starting with the display on the left, from the top-left corner:

My to Moms and Me by Michael Joosten and Izak, Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker, Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation by Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown, Autonomous: A Novel by Annalee Newitz, a Note Pad, On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks , Our Rainbow by Little Bee Books,  Yay! You're Gay! Now What What?: A Boy's Guide to Life by Riyadh Khalaf, Amateur: A Reckoning with Gender, Identity, and Masculinity by Thomas Page McBee, Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton, This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson, When Brooklyn was Queer: A History by Hugh Ryan, Who Are You?: A Kids Guide to Gender Identity by Brook Pessin-Whedbee, A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities by Maddy G. and J.R. Zuckberg

Display on right, from top-left corner:

RAINBOWS, Maiden & Princess by Daniel Haack and Isabel Galupo, In the Darkroom by Susa Faludi, PRIDE: Fifty Years of Parades and Protests from the Photo Archives of the New York Times by The New York Times, Socks, Mommy, Mama, and Me by Leslea Newman, The Book of Pride by Mason Funk, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, Rainbow Bike Lights, Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju, The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia by Gayel Salamon, Do One Fun Thing Everyday journal, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz, Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin 

Berkeley Favorites

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

Review: "I related to this book. Hard. Sometimes parents make the most drastic decisions and alter all your amazing life plans! It happens. Rukhsana just wants to be Ariana, but her parents want to force her to marry a Bengali boy. In Bangladesh, Rukhsana meets her husband-to-be and they hash a plan. Exciting and real, I blew through this." - Sam

 

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee

Review: "Queer people have always existed, but they have not always existed in historical fiction. This book offers that representation in a highly entertaining, well written, and fun story. Expect character developement!" - Danella

 

Opera Plaza

Opera Plaza Pride Display

Starting from top left: The Music of What Happens by Bill Koinsberg, Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution by Rob Sanders, Brave Face: A Memoir by Shaun David Hutchinson, They Both Die in the End by Adam Silvera, Our Rainbow by Little Bee Books,  Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders, Hold My Hand by Michael Barakiva, Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro, Maiden & Princess by Daniel Haack and Isabel Galupo, Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan, The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danford, Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love, Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin, The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich, Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan, Peacful Fights for Equal Rights by Rob Sanders, What If It's Us? By Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera 

 

Mountain View

Mountain View Pride Display

Starting from the top left:

Row 1: Jacobs Room to Choose by Sarah Hoffman, Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman, Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Row 2: What If It's Us? By Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan, Her Royal Highness by Rachael Hawkins, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee , The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzie Lee, Runaways by Christopher Golden, Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, The Music of What Happens by Bill Koinsberg,The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan, The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown, These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling, The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashely Poston, Kiss Number 8 by Ellen T. Crenshaw, Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan, They Both Die in the End by Adam Silvera, History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera, Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan, Huntress by Malinda Lo

Row 3: Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart, The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang, The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag, The Moon Within by Aida Salazar, None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio, Yay! You're Gay! Now What What?: A Boy's Guide to Life by Riyadh Khalaf, Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju, Brave Face: A Memoir by Shaun David Hutchinson, This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson, The Stonewall Riots by Gayle E. Pitman

Row 4: Love Is Love by Michael Genhart , Vanilla by Billy Merrell, George by Alex Gino, Meet Cute by Jennifer L. Armentrout, et al., We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia, The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danford, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, Felix Yz by Lisa Bunker, If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Row 5: Queer Heroes: Meet 52 LGBTQ Heroes from Past and Present! by Arabelle Sicardi, Sewing the Rainbow: A Story About Gilbert Baker by Gayle E. Pitman, Who Was Frida Kahlo? by Sarah Fabiny, What Was Stonewall? by Nico Medina, Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution by Rob Sanders

Row 6: Our Rainbow by Little Bee Books, My Two Moms and Me by Michael Joosten, My Two Dads and Me by Michael Joosten , Frida Kahlo: My First Frida Kahlo (Little People, Big Dreams) by Isabel Sanchez Vegara,  A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Marlo Bundo, Jill Twiss, and EG Keller

Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419737206
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 14th, 2019

Kiss Number 8 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781596437098
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Published: First Second - March 12th, 2019

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338227017
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 29th, 2019

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062795328
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 2nd, 2018

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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062382818
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

Leah on the Offbeat Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062643810
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 7th, 2019

Yay! You're Gay! Now What?: A Gay Boy's Guide to Life Cover Image
By Riyadh Khalaf, Melissa McFeeters (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781786033659
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - April 16th, 2019

The Music of What Happens Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338215502
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - February 26th, 2019

Brave Face: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534431515
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Published: Simon Pulse - May 21st, 2019

They Both Die at the End Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062457806
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Published: HarperTeen - December 18th, 2018

Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

Hold My Hand Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374304867
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 21st, 2019

Anger Is a Gift: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250167033
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Published: Tor Teen - May 7th, 2019

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Two Boys Kissing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307931917
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Published: Ember - May 12th, 2015

The Miseducation of Cameron Post Movie Tie-in Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062884497
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Published: Balzer + Bray - July 3rd, 2018

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Carry On (Simon Snow Series #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250135025
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 9th, 2017

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763673680
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Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2015

The Love Interest Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250158642
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Published: Square Fish - April 10th, 2018

Boy Meets Boy Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780375832994
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Published: Ember - May 10th, 2005

What If It's Us Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062795250
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Published: HarperTeen - October 9th, 2018

Girls of Paper and Fire Cover Image
By Natasha Ngan, James Patterson (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780316561365
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Published: jimmy patterson - November 6th, 2018

Her Royal Highness (Royals #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524738266
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2019

Runaways: An Original Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484782019
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Published: Marvel Press - January 2nd, 2018

The Music of What Happens Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338215502
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - February 26th, 2019

The Meaning of Birds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062824448
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Published: HarperTeen - April 16th, 2019

The Princess and the Fangirl: A Geekerella Fairy Tale (Once Upon A Con #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683690962
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Published: Quirk Books - April 2nd, 2019

Will Grayson, Will Grayson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142418475
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Published: Speak - April 5th, 2011

They Both Die at the End Cover Image
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Published: HarperTeen - December 18th, 2018

History Is All You Left Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616958732
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Published: Soho Teen - February 6th, 2018

Hot Dog Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525516255
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 30th, 2019

Huntress Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316039994
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 12th, 2012

The Prince and the Dressmaker Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626723634
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Published: First Second - February 13th, 2018

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None of the Above Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062335326
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 4th, 2017

Vanilla Cover Image
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 28th, 2019

Meet Cute Cover Image
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 21st, 2019

We Set the Dark on Fire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062691316
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 26th, 2019

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Movie Tie-in Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062792167
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 30th, 2018

If I Was Your Girl Cover Image
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 26th, 2018