Pride 1 2 3

Written by: Michael Joosten Illustrated by: Wednesday Holmes  For ages: Infants and up (board book) Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ, Pride, Acceptance, Math, Counting Books, Board Books, Activism.  Summary:  This is a very sweet counting book that focuses on a Pride Parade.  The illustrations are super diverse, and celebrate the intersections of identity that one can find at these events….

You Be You! The Kid’s Guide to Gender, Sexuality, and Family

This little book hopped off the shelf and into Lee’s hands like it was meant to be! In just 73 short, beautifully illustrated pages, author Johnathan Branfman and illustrator Julie Benbassat have created the guide that I wish I had had when I was young. In very clear and sensitive language, Bronfman outlines the basics…

When Aidan Became a Brother

Written by: Kyle Lukoff Illustrated by: Kaylani Juanita For ages: 4 years and up Language: English  Topics Covered: BIPOC Protagonists, Gender Identity, Family, LGBTQ Youth, Trans Experience, Gender Stereotypes, Growing Up, Pregnancy, Siblings, Social-Emotional Learning, Empathy. Summary: Since it’s Corrie’s birthday, she wanted to post a book that she’s currently loving and can’t stop talking about.  This book is SO cute, we’re…

We Are Everywhere

Created & Compiled by: Matthew Riemer & Leighton Brown For ages: all ages Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ History, Activism, Global Community, Own Voices. Summary: So this might seem like a funky book to review since we primarily do children’s books, but it’s really not.  Corrie in particular had a favorite book when she was little, it was a giant…

The Love-Alphabet Rockers

Featured Artists and Guest Artists: Over 60 guest artists join the Alphabet Rockers co-founders, Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Soulati Shepherd. Voices from our next generation — Lillian Ellis, Maya Fleming, Kali de Jesus and Tommy “T3PO” Shepherd III, as well as 123 Andrés, Angel & Koja Adeyoha, Aris Wong, Ashanti Branch, Billy Dean Thomas, Celestina Pearl and…

Deadendia: The Broken Halo [released 10/17]

Written & Illustrated by: Hamish Steele For ages: YA middle & upper grades (2 vaguely implied sexual situations) Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Neurodivergent Characters, LGBTQ, Supernatural, Friendship, Graphic Novels, Adventure, Love, Family, Acceptance.  Summary: This graphic novel is the next installment in the series!  We were sent this book by the publisher, Flying Eye Books, (Nobrow in the…

It Feels Good To Be Yourself; A Book About Gender Identity

Written by: Theresa Thorn Illustrated by: Noah Grigni For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Self-Acceptance, Self-Esteem, Gender Identity, LGBTQ Youth, Friendship,  Family, Love, Own Voices, Community, POC-Centric Narratives.  Summary: This book is INCREDIBLE.  It was written clearly and in a style that shows us the author is familiar with children, and explaining things to them.  The book affirms and reaffirms…

Our Rainbow

Written by: Partnership between GLAAD & little bee books, additional appreciation to Tierney (creators of the Philly Pride Flag) Illustrated by: C.G. Esperanza (Opening), Mohammed Fayaz (Black/Brown), Love is Wise (Red), Beena Mistry (Orange), Dylan Glynn (Yellow), Cynthia Yuan Cheng (Green), J Yang (Blue), Chris Kindred (Purple), Jeromy Velasco (Closing) For ages: Toddler & up Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ, Acceptance,…

We’re here to profile #lgbtcharacters who #smashstereotypes!

It’s Day 10 folks, and we’re so excited that the topic of #lgbtcharacters has come up, because as two queer educators, we are super passionate about the representation that younger LGBTQ folks can experience with the wealth of books now available! To check out our list of Top Books with LGBTQ Characters, read on! from…

Jack (not Jackie)

Written by: Erica Silverman Illustrated by: Holly Hatam For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Acceptance, Trans Experience, Transgender Youth. Summary: Big sister Susan loves her little sibling Jackie, more than anything.  Susan loves making Jackie giggle, and dreams about all of the fun things they’ll do together growing up.  When Jackie becomes a little older, the two children…