Recommended for You

English, some Yiddish. YA Judaism Social-Emotional Learning Bookshops Relationships Laura Silverman summary Recommended For You has quiet power in the way diversity is clearly written into the plot. Characters are disabled, LGBTQ+, and in interracial and inter-abled relationships. Main character Shoshanna works at a bookshop called Once Upon, and it’s the place she feels safest…

Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business

English 7+ Entrepreneurship Independent Thought Friendship LGBTQ Parenting Bree Galbraith & Morgan Goble summary Wednesday Wilson is going to rule the world, I can just tell. Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business is the first book in a new early chapter book series, and I can already tell it’s going to be one of my…

Our Favorite Day of the Year

Written by: A.E. Ali Illustrated by: Rahele Jomepour Bell For ages: 4-8 years Language: English, some Arabic, Hebrew, and Spanish. Topics Covered: School, Friendship, Holidays, Judaism, LGBTQ Families, Islam, STEM, BIPOC Protagonists. Summary:  This story follows a young Black Muslim boy named Musa when he starts school, but doesn’t know anyone. Musa is assigned to a table with 3 other boys-…

My Maddy

Written By: Gayle E. Pitman Illustrated by: Violet Tobacco For Ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Intersex, Gender Neutral Pronouns, Parents, Single-Parent Families. Summary: This book is gorgeous, and perfect for representation of non-binary, trans, and Intersex parents. Our main character is a young child, narrating about the parent who they…

Papa, Daddy, & Riley

Written By: Seamus Kirst Illustrated by: Devon Holzwarth For Ages: 3-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family, LGBTQ Families, Interracial Families, Acceptance, Love. Summary: This is an incredibly sweet story about a loving interracial family of two dads and their daughter named Riley. When they both drop Riley off for her first day of school,…

I Will Dance

Written by: Nancy Bo Flood Illustrated by: Julianna Swaney For ages: 4 years and up  Language: English Topics Covered: Dance, LGBTQ Families, Cerebral Palsy, Disability, Friendship, Acceptance, Goals, True Story.  Summary:  This is an absolutely beautiful story about a real girl who yearned to find a dance company that would accept her.  Eva has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.  She’s…

Happy in our Skin

Written by: Fran Manushkin Illustrated by: Lauren Tobia For ages: 2-5 years Language: English Topics Covered: Global Community, Skin Tones, Science, Independent Thought, Identities, Friendship, Kindness. Summary: This is a really cute, short rhyming book that celebrates not only different skin colors but different families as well!  Throughout the book the reader learns all about the wonderful things that skin does…

When Aidan Became a Brother

Written by: Kyle Lukoff Illustrated by: Kaylani Juanita For ages: 4 years and up Language: English  Topics Covered: BIPOC Protagonists, 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 that she’s currently loving and can’t stop talking about.  This book is SO cute, we’re…

Family is a Superpower

Written by: Michael Dahl Illustrated by: Omar Lozano For ages: 4 years and up Language: English  Topics Covered: Family, Superhero, Love, Kindness, Compassion, Education, Strength, Global Community, LGBTQ Families. Summary: This book embodies the third characteristic we wish to take into 2020: Family (Chosen and/or Biological)! This book pairs superhero traits with traits families and individuals can take into their daily…

My Footprints

Written by: Bao Phi Illustrated by: Basia Tran For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Imagination, LGBTQ Families, Bullying, Xenophobia, Family, Love, LGBTQ, Growing Up, Girls Outdoors. Summary:  My Footprints is a lovely book that tackles some tough subjects. Thuy, our main character, is walking home from school making footprints in the snow and thinking about how kids…