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…

The Love-Alphabet Rockers

Featured Artists and Guest Artists: Over 60 guest artists join the Alphabet Rockers co-founders, Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Soulati Shepherd.¬†Voices from our next generation — Lillian Ellis, Maya Fleming, Kali de Jesus and Tommy ‚ÄúT3PO‚ÄĚ Shepherd III, as well as¬†123 Andr√©s, Angel & Koja Adeyoha, Aris Wong, Ashanti Branch, Billy Dean Thomas, Celestina Pearl and…

Deadendia: The Broken Halo [released 10/17]

Written & Illustrated by: Hamish Steele For ages: YA middle & upper grades (2 vaguely implied sexual situations) Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Neurodivergent Characters, LGBTQ, Supernatural, Friendship, Graphic Novels, Adventure, Love, Family, Acceptance.  Summary: This graphic novel is the next installment in the series!  We were sent this book by the publisher, Flying Eye Books, (Nobrow in the…

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 author is familiar with children, and explaining things to them. ¬†The book affirms and reaffirms…

Our Rainbow

Written by:¬†Partnership between GLAAD & little bee books, additional appreciation to Tierney (creators of the Philly Pride Flag) Illustrated by:¬†C.G. Esperanza (Opening), Mohammed¬†Fayaz (Black/Brown), Love is Wise (Red), Beena Mistry (Orange), Dylan Glynn (Yellow), Cynthia Yuan Cheng (Green), J Yang (Blue), Chris Kindred (Purple), Jeromy Velasco (Closing) For ages:¬†Toddler & up Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†LGBTQ, Acceptance,…

Who I Am Inside:Exploring Trans-Feminine Heroes Through Multimedia Art

Happiest of Pride months to everyone! ¬†In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Corrie decided to share a lesson plan that she made and presented last year at the Gender Spectrum Conference in Moraga, California. It is critical that we remember and honor the trans women of color that brought about the…

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 available! To check out our list of Top Books with LGBTQ Characters, read on! from…

Jack (not Jackie)

Written by:¬†Erica Silverman Illustrated by:¬†Holly Hatam For ages:¬†4-8 years Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†Family, Acceptance, Trans Experience, Transgender Youth. Summary:¬†Big sister Susan loves her little sibling Jackie, more than anything. ¬†Susan loves making Jackie giggle, and dreams about all of the fun things they’ll do together growing up. ¬†When Jackie becomes a little older, the two children…

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…