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.
I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings (ages 4-8)
Written with help from public figure and transgender teenager, Jazz Jennings, this gentle and easy to follow storybook explains what it means to be transgender. Jazz explains that she has a “girl brain, but a boy body.” She knew from a young age that she was a girl, even though the world saw her as […]
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino (ages 3-7)
A simple and realistic portrayal of a gender non-conforming character’s struggle at school.
Sparkle Boy by Leslea Newman (ages 3-8)
The author of the well-known Heather Has Two Mommies, Leslea Newman has several books about LGBTQ families. This one takes a somewhat heavy-handed approach about a gender non-conforming character, but the book’s clear, unwavering messages of support and acceptance are heartening.