Rainbow reads for tamariki

Rainbow Reads for tamariki

Books for tamariki and whānau that explore and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community.

Rainbow booklists for tamariki

Rainbow booklists

Rainbow Reads - Graphic Novels for Tamariki

Cosy magic, school life, and fantasy graphic novels and manga from our children's collection including LGBTQIA+ characters and themes.

Rainbow Reads – Older Fiction books for Tamariki

Older fiction or preteen titles of all kinds including LGBTQIA+ characters from our children's collection!

Rainbow Reads - Non-Fiction - Children

A collection true stories, histories, and family tales about LGBTQIA+ people and their lives, aimed at tamariki.

Bookslist for parents and whānau

Booklists for parents and whānau

Non-fiction - Out: Families and Sexuality

These titles offer empathetic advice and poignant biography with a focus on LGBTQIA youth and their families.

Non-fiction - Gender Rainbow Families

Find out how LGBTQI families overcome prejudice and forge their own identity.

Rainbow Reads - Non-Fiction - Teens

A collection of true stories, memoirs, guides, and histories about LGBTQIA+ people and their lives.

Rainbow Reads in the catalogue



LGBTQIA+ Organisations

Local organisations


  • OutLine Aotearoa provides telephone support for all ages from 6pm to 9pm, face to face counselling and Rainbow peer support

National organisations

More LGBTQIA+ reading

More LGBTQIA+ reading

Rainbow reads for rangatahi - teens

Books for teens that explore and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community.

LGBTQIA+ reading guide

Read the rainbow with fiction, non-fiction, biographies, and graphic novels.

LGBTQIA+ stories and resources at the library

We help you find LGBTQIA+ books and resources in our collection.
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