Marley's Pride


Author: Joëlle Retener

Illustrator: DeAnn Wiley

Marley wants to see their beloved grandparent receive an award at Pride, but how can they overcome their fears of crowds and noise?

★ “A Black nonbinary child finds ways to navigate their sensory sensitivities during Pride . . . Joyfully affirming” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Marley is a little nonbinary kid with big anxieties. Crowds? Pass. Loud noises? No, thanks. When their Zaza is up for an award at Pride, they want to go to the parade for the first time with their beloved grandparent. But can Marley overcome their fears? Highlighting the joyful experiences of a queer family of color finding community at Pride, this story features endmatter about the history of Pride, a glossary of LGBTQ+ terms, and a list of resources.