How to Access *Free* LGBTQ+ Affirming K-12 E-Books for Your Computer, Phone, Tablet, or E-Reader

  1. Visit your public library's website and open their page for e-books

  2. Click the links of the e-book databases they have listed (such as Hoopla, OverDrive, or RBdigital)

  3. Use your library card to log in to these e-book databases. Note: If you don't have a library card, many libraries are providing temporary library card numbers to those who submit a request for one via email. If you still can't get a library card, you can still access books without one through the National Emergency Library or by using the code "ctstatelib20" on RBdigital (look for links below).

  4. The below books are all LGBTQ+ affirming and available via at least one free e-book database. Click the link for the e-book database that your library gives you access to.

  5. In addition to reading these books for your own enjoyment, we encourage you to use them for remote-learning assignments, and to discuss them over video with friends (or your GSA)!

LGBTQ+ Affirming E-Books for Kindergarteners - 2nd Graders

The Boy & The Bindi

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress


King & King

Pride Colors

Eustace & Clyde

LGBTQ+ Affirming E-Books for 3rd Graders - 5th Graders

James Baldwin: Groundbreaking Author & Civil Rights Activist

Queer Heroes

Better Nate than Ever

Gay & Lesbian History for Kids

The Pants Project

LGBTQ+ Affirming E-Books for 6th Graders - 8th Graders

The Stonewall Riots

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

The Best Man

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of

the Universe

The Backstagers, Vol. 1

Lily & Dunkin

LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field

Queer, There, and Everywhere

LGBTQ+ Affirming E-Books for 9th Graders - 12th Graders

If You Could Be Mine

Time on Two Crosses

Let's Talk About Love


Gone, Gone, Gone

If I Was Your Girl

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Fat Angie

Labyrinth Lost

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