Read the rainbow during Pride Month
If you’ve ever wondered why June has been designated as Pride Month, it goes back to June 28, 1969, and the Stonewall Riots. That event is also where the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Award got its name. This annual award recognizes books of exceptional merit that relate to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.
This year marks 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, and many libraries across the United States are participating in various Pride events around their communities, and we want to help make sure your OverDrive site is ready, too. For youth who have privacy concerns or are questioning their gender or sexual identity, ebooks and audiobooks allow them to read up on the topics that matter to them without anyone else having to know.
Shop our June Pride Month Sale to stock up on LGBT+ titles and fill in diversity gaps in your collection or increase the amount of LGBT+ content you already own. Along with having hundreds of titles on sale, the OverDrive staff also put together a wonderful list of trending and popular LGBT reads. Other recommended lists can be found on the Resource Center, including a Pride Month list, a Lambda Literary Award list and ALA’s Over the Rainbow 2018 reading list.
The Resource Center also has a Celebrate Pride Month Marketing Kit available that you can use to encourage readers of all ages to read the rainbow.