The Fighting Infantryman: The Story of Albert D.J. Cashier, Transgender Civil War Soldier

Written By: Rob Sanders Illustrated by: Nabi H. Ali For Ages: 6-9 years Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ History, Historical Figures, Military History, Trans Experiences, Friendship, Civil War. Summary: Sometime around the 1850’s, and Irish immigrant traveled with their stepfather from Ireland to America. In 1861 they enlisted in the Union army and fought in…

Sewing the Rainbow

Written By: Gayle E. Pitman Illustrated by: Holly Clifton-Brown For Ages: 5 and up (mention of military and illustrations of guns) Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ History, Pacifism, Pride Flag, Historical Figure. Summary: This story tells the life of Gilbert Baker, the man who sewed the first rainbow Pride flag for the LGBTQ community. For…

The Art of Drag

Written & Illustrated by: A big beautiful crew is responsible for this amazing book! See the photos down below of the creators and artists who brought this historical text to life. For Ages: YA Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ History, Drag, Performance, Theatre, History, Global Community, Historical Figures, Acceptance, Self-Expression, Oppression, Activism. Summary: I’ve been…

Be Amazing: A History of Pride [released 7/21]

Written By: Desmond is Amazing Illustrated by: Dylan Glynn For Ages: 3-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ History, Drag, Own Voices, Historical Figures, Trans History, Acceptance, Self-Esteem. Summary: Ya’ll. This. Book. I have been SO excited for this book to be release and it’s almost here!! Many of you are probably familiar with Desmond…

Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 LGBTQ+ People who Made History

Written By: Sarah Prager Illustrated by: Sarah Papworth For Ages: 8 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures, LGBTQ Community, Own Voices, Activism, BIPOC Narratives, Black Identity & Culture, Global Community. Summary: This book is phenomenal! I can’t explain how much the world needs this book, and especially the queer community. Flipping through…

Auntie Uncle: Drag Queen Hero

Written By: Ellie Royce Illustrated by: Hannah Chambers For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Forward by: Marti Gould Cummings Topics Covered: Drag, LGBTQ, Pride, Family, Drag Queens, Pets, Friendship, Acceptance. Summary: I am seriously loving the amount of picture books involving drag queens that have come out this year. Hands down, best part of 2020. Auntie Uncle…

Pride 1 2 3

Written by: Michael Joosten Illustrated by: Wednesday Holmes  For ages: Infants and up (board book) Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ, Pride, Acceptance, Math, Counting Books, Board Books, Activism.  Summary:  This is a very sweet counting book that focuses on a Pride Parade.  The illustrations are super diverse, and celebrate the intersections of identity that one can find at these events….

You Be You! The Kid’s Guide to Gender, Sexuality, and Family

Written by: Johnathan Branfman Illustrated by: Julie Benbassat For ages: 7-11 Language: English Topics Covered:  Gender, Sexuality, Trans Experience, Family, Discrimination (Transphobia, Homophobia, Sexism) Privilege, Intersectionality, Allyship, Attraction & Romance, Friendship Summary: This little book hopped off the shelf and into Lee’s hands like it was meant to be! In just 73 short, beautifully illustrated pages, author Johnathan Branfman and…

Color Outside the Lines: Stories About Love

Written by: Adam Silvera, Samira Ahmed, Michelle Ruiz Keil, Danielle Paige, Eric Smith, Sangu Mandanna, Elsie Chapman, Anna-Marie McLemore, Lauren Gibaldi, Kelly Zekas & Tarun Shanker, Lori M. Lee, Caroline Tung Richmond, Karuna Riazi, L.L. McKinney, Tara Sim, Lydia Kang Edited by: Sangu Mandanna For ages: YA Language: English predominantly  Topics Covered: LGBTQ, LGBTQ Relationships, Growing Up, POC-Centric Narratives, Love, Family, Supernatural,…

We Are Everywhere

Created & Compiled by: Matthew Riemer & Leighton Brown For ages: all ages Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ History, Activism, Global Community, Own Voices. Summary: So this might seem like a funky book to review since we primarily do children’s books, but it’s really not.  Corrie in particular had a favorite book when she was little, it was a giant…