There's Still Time to Celebrate!
Be who you are- proudly!
Here are some of our favorite new LGBTQ books for children:
by Jodie Patterson
with illustrations by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow
Adapted from the adult memoir The Bold World, this picture book tells the story of Jodie Patterson's child letting others know who he really is- a boy named Penelope. While a difficult subject to broach, Penelope knows that he's no ordinary kid and with his ninja-like skills- and the help of his mom- he's confident he can show he was born ready to be who he truly is!
by Gareth Peter
with illustrations by Garry Parsons
Story time leads to all kinds of adventures in this inclusive picture book celebrating family and imagination! Full of rhyme and vibrant illustrations, readers will be charmed by the family here! Many kids having a different family configuration, may see their own families reflected back at them. It's so wonderful how stories are able to bring people together!
by Sharice Davids and Nancy K Mays
with illustrations by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley
Sharice Davids shares her story of overcoming obstacles to become the first LGBTQ Native American Congressperson. Learning about and experiencing firsthand the unequal treatment she and her people have endured over the years, she demonstrates how she has been able to courageously use her voice to make a difference. This is an inspiring picture book autobiography that will introduce readers to an incredible political figure who spoke out not just for her rights but for others.
by Rob Sanders
with illustrations by Robbie Cathro
Told from the perspectives of two male wedding cake toppers, Rob Sanders shares the story of the first same-sex wedding in America.
It's about how Jack Baker and Michael McConnell met, fell in love, and fought to be legally married. It's also about how their not so typical love story became an important part of LGBTQ history!
This book includes photos and a Marriage Equality Timeline.
by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara
with illustrations by Wednesday Holmes
Little People, Big Dreams is a beautiful nonfiction picture book series imported from Spain. Books in this series are simple, picture book biographies which introduce young readers to brave and famous people. Each book also includes a timeline and photos in the end.
In the latest installment, the famous drag artist, RuPaul, is in the spotlight! His story begins with his childhood spent playing dress-up to his success in adulthood helping others show off what makes them special. This is a perfect book to help kids understand that they can be exactly who they are and have fun at the same time!
by Kyle Lukoff
Eleven-year-old Bug has a lot on her mind.
It's the summer before middle school and she and her best friend are trying to prepare for it as much as they can.
She's also being haunted by a ghost in the haunted house she lives in.
But the biggest thing that's frightening her is coming to terms with who she really is.
Part ghost story. Part coming-of-age story. One hundred percent captivating.
by Chad Lucas
Two boys. Friends. As different from each other as one can be. Each one dealing with their own thing. Brian's anxiety is getting worse. Ezra wants to help but worries the crush on his friend might show.
When things come to a breaking point, they must learn to step up and be who they are to face the problems in their lives.
by Chad Sell
The kids of the Cardboard Kingdom are back just in time for Halloween and facing their biggest challenge ever!
When a mysterious beast suddenly appears out of nowhere, it'll take all of all the kids setting aside their differences and working together to put an end to its sudden reign of terror. While full of imagination and creativity, the "real" moments of figuring out oneself and navigating complicated feelings are what sets this graphic novel series apart from the rest.