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Ho’onani Hula Warrior

Written by: Heather Gale Illustrated by: Mika Song For ages: 4 years and up Language: English and Hawaiian Topics Covered: Gender Identity, Hawaiian Culture & Traditions, Hula, Indigenous Voices, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, Trailblazer, History, Historical Figure, Biographical, Self-Esteem, Family, Acceptance.  Summary:  This is an incredible book based…

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When Aidan Became a Brother

Written by: Kyle Lukoff Illustrated by: Kaylani Juanita For ages: 4 years and up Language: English  Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, 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…

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I’m So NOT Wearing A Dress!

Written by: Julie Merberg Illustrated by: Mai Kemble For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Tomboy, Acceptance, Family, Sports, Social-Emotional Development. Summary: Shelby likes to climb trees, dig for worms with her best friend Nate, and wear nothing but her dirty red high tops.  Shelby’s neighbor…

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Juliet Takes A Breath

Written by: Gabby Rivera Cover Art by: Cristy C. Road For ages: YA Book Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ, Queer Theory, Racism, White Feminism, Growing Up, Relationships, Family, Love. Summary: Ya’all this book is SO IMPORTANT.  Juliet is a young Puerto Rican woman on her way…

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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…

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The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

Written by: Sabina Khan Cover Art by: For ages: YA book Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ, Family, Marriage, Independence, Love, Acceptance, LGBTQ Violence, Homophobia, Bangladeshi Culture & Traditions. Summary: I could NOT put this book down.  I was instantly hooked.  Warning: you will feel ALL…

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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…

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Ada Twist, Scientist

Written by: Andrea Beaty Illustrated by: David Roberts For ages: 4-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, STEM, Women in STEM, Family, Love, Acceptance, Social-Emotional Development.  Summary: In a flowing and lyrical story, we learn about Ada, who did not speak until she was 3 but…

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Thunder Rose

Written by: Jerdine Nolen Illustrated by: Kadir Nelson For ages: 5-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Feminism, Love, Family, Acceptance, Folklore.  Summary: This book tells the tale of Rose, a baby born during a thunderstorm in the Old West.  This magical child sits right…

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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…

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