Celebrate Pride Month throughout June with a new collection of audiobooks and books by LGBTQ+ authors on Lehigh’s OverDrive platform!
The Read with Pride collection includes a range of voices, genres, and stories. Looking for ana academia-adjacent queer coming-of-age story? Check out Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers or Brandon Taylor’s Real Life. If National Poetry Month rekindled your love of poetry, take a listen to Danez Smith’s poetry volumes Don’t Call Us Dead or Homie.
Here for the winners? We’ve got Lambda Literary Award winner Jonny Appleseed by author, scholar, and poet Joshua Whitehead, a Two-Spirit, Oji-nêhiyaw member of Peguis First Nation. Or check out two award winners by Nigerian artist and author Akwaeke Emezi: another Lambda finalist, Freshwater, and their Stonewall Award winning sophomore novel The Death of Vivek Oji.
If nonfiction is more your style, we’ve got you covered. Journalist Angela Chen offers a nuanced and personal introduction to asexuality in Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex.
In both Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice and her memoir Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home, artist and activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores liberation and love as a queer disabled woman of color. For historical and legal context around the fight for gay rights in the United States, we have titles by legal scholar Kenji Yoshino.
Plus, find content from both familiar and new voices like James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Roxane Gay, Janet Mock, and more.
Didn’t find quite what you were looking for? Don’t forget that the full library catalog has books, streaming video, and articles on topics like transgender or two spirit identities, the Stonewall riots, LGBTQ issues in education, how queerness intersects with migration & diaspora, and plenty more. Looking for academic journals or LGBTQ archives? Check out our Queer Studies research guide! If you’re on campus, check out the Pride Center Library too!