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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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What Riley Wore

Written by: Elana K. Arnold Illustrated by: Linda Davick For ages: 2-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Friendship, Gender Expression, Gender Neutral Pronouns, Family, Love, Acceptance, Fashion, Creativity, Social-Emotional Learning. Summary: Riley is a creative dresser, and often dresses based on how they feel!  Some outfits…

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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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Curriculum Review: “Choose Your Own Likes” Talking About Stereotypes

Hey all!  We got the opportunity this week to review some curriculum by Jamey Fisher Perkins, which is all about stereotypes! This month’s curriculum is part of her wider “Growing Towards Justice” curriculum set.  We were given a copy of…

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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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The Prince and the Dressmaker

Written & Illustrated by: Jen Wang For ages: Young Adults and up Language: English Topics Covered: Gender Expression, Growing Up, Love, Family, Acceptance, Friendship. Summary: Prince Sebastian doesn’t particularly want to get married, but his parents are desperate for him to find a mate.  All Sebastian…

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Sugar and Snails

Written by: Sarah Tsiang Illustrated by: Sonja Wimmer For ages: 4-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Gender Stereotypes, Family, Love, Acceptance, Self-Expression. Summary: Our story opens at a kitchen table, where two young children are sitting with their grandfather.  He recites the old rhyme about what…

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Jacob’s New Dress

Written by: Sarah and Ian Hoffman Illustrated by: Chris Case For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Self-Expression, Acceptance, Individuality, Social-Emotional Learning, Family. Summary: Jacob loves to dress up in princess dresses, and does so in the Dramatic Play…

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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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Pink is for Boys

Written by: Robb Pearlman Illustrated by: Eda Kaban For Ages: 4-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Gender stereotypes, Acceptance, Self-Expression, Individuality. Summary: This is a simple book that explains how all the colors are for everyone, and gives plenty of…

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