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Inclusion Alphabet

Written & Illustrated by: Kathryn Jenkins For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Literacy, Inclusion, Neurodiversity, Disability, Friendship, Vocabulary, Family, Love, Global Community, Social-Emotional Learning & Development. Summary: For our second skill to take into 2020 we’ve chosen Inclusion! Our planet is a…

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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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When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community

Written by: Gayle E. Pitman Illustrated by: Christopher Lyles For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, LGBT Families, Community, Acceptance. Summary: This book is told from the perspective of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin.  It briefly talks about…

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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,…

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Beautiful

Written by: Stacy McAnulty Illustrated by: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff For Ages: 5-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: Self-Expression, Individuality, Self-Acceptance, Inclusiveness. Summary: This book takes the stereotypes fed to women and young girls through the media and turns them on their…

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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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Dr. Coo and the Pigeon Protest

Written by: Sarah Hampson Illustrated by: Kass Reich For Ages: 3-7 years old Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Self-Respect, Inclusiveness, Initiative. Summary: Dr. Archibald Coo is fed up with being disrespected.  He’s a worldly pigeon, and knows how important pigeons…

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