It’s Not the Stork by Robie Harris, illustrations by Michael Emberley (ages 4 and up)
Helps answer endless and perfectly normal questions that preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school children ask about how they began. The authors address readers in a reassuring way, mindful of a child’s healthy desire for straightforward information. Vetted and approved by science, health, and child development experts, the information is up-to-date, age-appropriate, and scientifically accurate, […]
Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman (ages 3-7)
Classic, older book by the well-known Newman.
A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O’Leary (ages 4-7)
Like the title suggests, this book seeks to honor the not-so-significant differences in family structures. Kids in a classroom share openly about their own family make-up, and the message becomes clear. We can respect and acknowledge the beauty and texture of differences, but when there is love, little else matters.
Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer (ages 5-7)
When the daughter of two dads is faced with a classroom Mother’s Day celebration, she struggles, then gets creative and empowered.
In Our Mothers’ House by Patricia Polacco (ages 7-8)
From acclaimed and beloved children’s author Polacco, a beautiful book about a family with two dynamic mothers at the helm.
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders
All homes, classrooms, and school curriculums should be LGBTQ inclusive. Pride was written specifically for kids in grades 1-3 and needs to be a staple in all schools. This book provides some history of the LGBTQ movement, the story and importance behind the rainbow flag, and highlights the need to keep fighting for equality. The […]
Donovan’s Big Day by Leslea Newman (ages 3 to 7)
Author Leslea Newman published the groundbreaking book Heather Has Two Mommies in 1989, at a time when being openly gay was difficult and when being a gay parent was seen as abusive. It still can be tough to be out and some still believe that I am damaging my kids by raising them in a […]
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
Levy takes us into the world of four brothers, their fathers, and their family pets; all that can go wrong will. But even with their misadventures, the Fletchers are a close knit family, full of love and funny stories. As with any kid, their lives are ruled by school, friends, and crushes. Having two supportive […]
This Would Make a Good Story Someday by Dana Alison Levy
Levy wrote this book using a peripheral character from the Family Fletcher Series. Sarah Johnston-Fischer is not thrilled to be spending the summer on a cross-country train ride with her two moms, her little sister, her older sister and her boyfriend, and a bunch of loud strangers. She wants to complete the pre-middle-school Reinvention Project […]
One True Way by Shannon Hitchcock (ages 9 to 12)
A sweet and honest book about young queer love. Hitchcock perfectly paints the infatuation of a first crush with the frustration of having to hide because the crush is between two girls. The backdrop of the book is a 1970s southern town soaked in religion. But 7th graders Sam and Allie challenge politics, disapproval, and […]