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A Family is a Family is a Family

Written by: Sara O’Leary Illustrated by: Qin Leng For Ages: 4-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Self-Acceptance, Foster Families, LGBT, Acceptance, Family Structure. Summary: This book covers a multitude of family types when a teacher asks their class to…

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Sparkle Boy

Written by: Lesléa Newman Illustrated by: Maria Mola For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English, slight Spanish mention. Topics Covered: Self-Expression, Gender Expression, Family Acceptance, Inclusiveness. Summary: This book opens with two siblings, sister Jessie and younger brother Casey, in the…

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Antonio’s Card/ La Tarjeta de Antonio

Written by: Rigoberto González Illustrated by: Cecilia Concepción Álvarez For Ages: 7-10 years Language: Bilingual English/Spanish Topics Covered: Children of LGBT Parents, Latinx, Family, Courage, Acceptance. Summary: This is a sweet bilingual book about a boy named Antonio that is worried…

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Donovan’s Big Day

Written by: Lesléa Newman Illustrated by: Mike Dutton For Ages: 3-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: LGBT Marriage, Children of LGBT Parents, Lesbian Parents. Summary: The plot line of this story follows Donovan, who is getting ready for a big…

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George

Written by: Alex Gino Illustrated by: N/A For Ages: 8-12 years (chapter book) Language: English Topics Covered: Gender Identity, Family, Trans Experience. Summary: George knows she’s a girl, but other people don’t. This chapter book follows the self-acceptance and coming…

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Lucía the Luchadora

Written by: Cynthia Leonor Garza Illustrated by: Alyssa Bermudez For Ages: 3-7 years Language: English, Spanish Topics Covered: Self-Expression, Latinx Family Life, Mexican Cultural Tradition. Summary: Lucía wants nothing more than to be a superhero.  At the park, she jumps…

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Julián Is a Mermaid

Written and Illustrated by: Jessica Love For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English and Spanish Topics Covered: Self-Acceptance, Gender Expression, Latinx Family Life Summary: Julián is a Mermaid is a vivid, fantastical celebration of family, exploration and most of all…mermaids! Julián LOVES mermaids,…

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Jabari Jumps

Written and Illustrated by: Gaia Cornwall For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: New Experiences, Courage, POC-Centric Narrative, African-American Family Summary: Jabari has decided he’s ready to take that big leap-off the diving board!  When Jabari arrives at the local pool with his dad and…

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Annie’s Plaid Shirt

She wished her mom understood her. Annie felt weird in dresses. She was happiest when she wore her plaid shirt. Why couldn’t her mom see that? Written by: Stacy B. Davids Illustrated by: Rachael Balsaitis For ages: 3-8 years Language:…

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from the stars in the sky to the fish in the sea

  one little boy ran up to the child and asked, “what are you supposed to be?” Miu Lan didn’t know how to answer. Written by: Kai Cheng Thom Illustrated by: Wai-Yant Li and Kai Yun Ching For ages: 3-8 years Language:…

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