Pride Month Audiobooks
June 12, 2023
June is Pride Month and Audiobook Month! We’ve rounded up these new audiobooks that highlight LGBTQIA+ characters and themes.
Written by Federico Erebia
Performed by Frankie Corzo and Tim Andrés Pabon
Published by Recorded Books
Pedro and Daniel are Mexican American brothers growing up in 1970s Ohio. Their mother resents that Pedro is a spitting image of their darker-skinned father, that Daniel likes dolls, that neither boy plays sports. Life at home is rough, but the boys have an unbreakable bond that will last their entire lives.
Written by Keah Brown
Performed by Tamika Katon-Donegal
Andrea Williams has got this. The Best Summer Ever. Last summer, she spent all her time in bed, recovering from the latest surgery for her cerebral palsy. She’s waited too long for adventure and thrills to enter her life. Together with her crew of ride-or-die friends, and the best parents anyone could ask for (just don’t tell them that), she’s going to live it up.
There’s just one thing that could ruin it: Her best friend, Hailee, finding out Andrea’s true feelings. So Andrea WILL fall out of love with Hailee – even if it means dating the cute boy George who keeps showing up everywhere with a smile.
Written by Racquel Marie
Performed by Marisol Ramirez
Valentina “Vale” Castillo-Green’s life revolves around soccer. Her friends, her future, and her father’s intense expectations are all wrapped up in the beautiful game. But after she incites a fight during playoffs with her long-time rival, Leticia Ortiz, everything she’s been working toward seems to disappear.
Sharp, romantic, and deeply emotional, You Don’t Have a Shot is a rivals-to-lovers romance about rediscovering your love of the game and yourself, from the author of Ophelia After All.
Written by Haley Neil
Performed by Laura Knight Keating
In this charming, heartfelt YA romcom about being on the asexual spectrum, a girl tries to craft the perfect wedding for her mother but discovers that sometimes the best parts of life can’t be planned.
Written by Kritika H. Rao
Performed by Sharmila Devar and Pranshu Mishra
This Hindu philosophy-inspired debut science fantasy follows a husband and wife racing to save their living city—and their troubled marriage—high above a jungle world besieged by cataclysmic storms.
Written by Anna-Marie McLemore and Elliott McLemore
Performed by MW Cartozian Wilson and Vico Ortiz
Two enemy kingdoms are forced to work together to break a curse in this lush YA fantasy, featuring a transgender prince and a bigender dama/assassin in the lead roles.
Written by Tracy Wolff and Nina Croft
Performed by Mia Barron, Suzy Jackson, Samara Naeymi, and Ruffin Prentiss
Coming July 2023!
Firefly meets The Breakfast Club in this snarky, new adult romance.
The sun is dying…and it’s happening way too damn fast. With the clock ticking, the Nine Planets’ only hope of survival rests on a fancy space station and the alien artifact it’s carrying. Which is why it really sucks when some jackass doesn’t want the universe saved and blows that station up―while you’re still on it.
Written by Ethan Mordden
Performed by Daniel Henning
A fascinating look at the gay and lesbian influence on the American stage by an internationally-recognized authority on the topic.