William’s Doll

Written by: Charlotte Zolotow Illustrated by: William Pène Du Bois For Ages: 3-8 Language: English Topics Covered: Gender Stereotypes, Family, Acceptance. Summary: William wants a doll more than anything! He wants to practice being a father, holding and feeding and cuddling a baby of his own. William’s brother and the boy next door tease him,…

I Am Jazz

Written by: Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings Illustrated by: Shelagh McNicholas For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Trans youth experience, gender identity, self-acceptance, self-love, courage. Summary: Jazz is just a regular girl!  She loves dancing, the color pink, and mermaids.  Jazz also has a “girl brain but a boy body”.  Jazz explains that…

10,000 Dresses

Written by: Marcus Ewert Illustrated by: Rex Ray For Ages: 5-9 years Language: English Topics Covered: Trans Youth Experience, Self-Acceptance, Acceptance, Family, Gender Identity. Summary: This story covers Bailey, who dreams about dresses every night. She dreams of crystal dresses, of musical tinkling dresses that sparkle in the sun. When she wakes up, Bailey asks…

Captain Starfish

Written by: Davina Bell Illustrated by: Allison Colpoys For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Anxiety, Fear, Courage. Summary:  This book is about a young boy named Alfie, who gets That Feeling when he has to do something new.  Alfie gets That Feeling when he has to participate in running races, at…

Daddy, Papa and Me

Written by: Lesléa Newman Illustrated by: Carol Thompson For Ages: infant and up Language: English Topics Covered: LGBT parenting, family, love, community. Summary: This book is a companion to Mommy, Mama, and Me.  This board book follows a young child doing all sorts of activities with their two daddies.  A wide range of fun games, activities,…

Mommy, Mama and Me

Written by: Lesléa Newman Illustrated by: Carol Thompson For Ages: infant and up Language: English Topics Covered: LGBT families Summary: This is a simple board book about all of the activities a child does with their two mothers.  A wide range of activities, this is a simple book that introduces the concept of same-sex parenting…

ABC Love

Written & Illustrated by: Christiane Engel For Ages: 5-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Development, Love, Family. Summary: This book goes through the alphabet giving different examples of how to show love to those around you. It also invites the reader to think about how they feel loved. Written and illustrated in the same…

Princess Princess Ever After

Written & Illustrated by: Katie O’Neill For Ages: 9-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: LGBT, Strong Women, POC-Centric Narratives. Summary: In this graphic novel, princess Amira comes upon princess Sadie locked in a tower.  Amira rescues Sadie, and the chemistry between them is immediately apparent.  Together the pair rescues Prince Vladric, who was put in…

The Boy Who Cried Fabulous

Written by: Lesléa Newman Illustrated by: Peter Ferguson For Ages: 3-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Self-Expression, Acceptance, Family. Summary:  Roger is a distractible, yet happy boy.  He gets distracted by fabulous things in stores, on the way to school, and chatters away about how “fabulous” it all is!  Unfortunately, not everyone is thrilled that…