The Bare Naked Book

English 4 years & up Bodies Body Diversity Terminology Acceptance Celebration Kathy Stinson & Melissa Cho summary The Bare Naked Book was originally published in the 1980’s, and got a massive glow-up this year! The illustrations by Melissa Cho are terrifically diverse and beautiful. Seriously, there are rarely, if ever, characters in books that have…

We are Little Feminists: Hair

Written by: Archaa Shrivastav & Brook Sitgraves Turner Illustrated by: Assorted real photographs, credit on back cover. For ages: infant and up-board book! Language: English Topics Covered:¬†Inclusion, Acceptance, Family, Friendship, Board Books. Summary:  This is another incredibly sweet and inclusive board book in the set of 3, made by Little Feminist. I love the way this book celebrates all…

Be Amazing: A History of Pride [released 7/21]

Written By: Desmond is Amazing Illustrated by: Dylan Glynn For Ages: 3-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ History, Drag, Own Voices, Historical Figures, Trans History, Acceptance, Self-Esteem. Summary: Ya’ll. This. Book. I have been SO excited for this book to be release and it’s almost here!! Many of you are probably familiar with Desmond…

A Girl Like You

Written By: Frank Murphy & Carla Murphy Illustrated by: Kayla Harren For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Feminism, Kindness, Self-Esteem, Empowerment, Growing Up, Friendship, Acceptance. Summary: Wow, where to start describing this book. It is beautiful, emotional, and powerful. Like it’s predecessor A Boy Like You it takes a turn for the unexpected…

Antiracist Baby

Written By: Ibram X. Kendi Illustrated by: Ashley Lukashevsky For Ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Racism, Antiracism, Community Involvement, Self-Empowerment, Oppression, Social-Emotional Learning, Family. Summary: In this rhyming hardcover version of the board book, readers are introduced to 9 steps that anyone can take to begin their antiracist journey. The reader…

Lulu the One and Only

Written By: Lynnette Mawhinney Illustrated by: Jennie Poh For Ages: 4-8years Language: English Topics Covered: Own Voices, Family, Interracial Families, Social-Emotional Learning, Acceptance, Self-Esteem. Summary: Lulu is a bright and strong protagonist, and she loves her family. What she doesn’t love, however, is being asked “what” she is. Luliwa Lovington is biracial and proud, but…

Maiden and Princess

Written By: Daniel Haack & Isabel Galupo Illustrated by: Becca Human For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Fractured Fairytales, LGBTQ, Relationships, Love, Family Acceptance, Interracial Relationships. Summary: This book is everything I want in a fairytale! A maiden that is renowned in battle receives an invitation from the (Black!) royal family to attend…

Papa, Daddy, & Riley

Written By: Seamus Kirst Illustrated by: Devon Holzwarth For Ages: 3-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family, LGBTQ Families, Interracial Families, Acceptance, Love. Summary: This is an incredibly sweet story about a loving interracial family of two dads and their daughter named Riley. When they both drop Riley off for her first day of school,…

Always be You

Written By: Ioana Stoian Illustrated by: Dawn M. Cardona For ages: Infant & Up (Board Book)  Language: English Topics Covered: Acceptance, Self-Esteem, Love Summary: This is a sweet board book with gorgeous paper-cut illustrations (the author actually made the paper for the illustrator to use in the book!). I really love the book’s words speaking directly to…

Auntie Uncle: Drag Queen Hero

Written By: Ellie Royce Illustrated by: Hannah Chambers For ages:¬†4-8 years Language: English Forward by: Marti Gould Cummings Topics Covered: Drag, LGBTQ, Pride, Family, Drag Queens, Pets, Friendship, Acceptance. Summary: I am seriously loving the amount of picture books involving drag queens that have come out this year. Hands down, best part of 2020. Auntie Uncle…