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June 6, 2024

You Can’t Ban Pride: LGBTQIA+ Listens for Kids & Teens

Penguin with Headphones By Penguin Random House Audio

In 2023, the American Library Association announced that the number of books challenged in libraries in the United States reached an all-time high–a majority of these bans were placed on titles featuring LGBTQIA+ characters or themes.

This June and always, we’re saying you can’t ban Pride and celebrating stories for kids, tweens, and teens that have been recently banned for their queer and trans representation. Because every young person deserves to see themselves in the books that they love, and we all deserve the freedom to read.

In these audios you’ll find LGBTQIA+ led ghost stories, love stories, fantasy, historical fiction, coming-of-age memoirs, and more.

To learn more about book bans and what Penguin Random House is doing to combat them, visit PRH’s Read Banned Books page.

For Kids & Tweens

For Teens