Books to Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Stories, Voices, and History with Your Child

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Every June across the US and world, we honor the impact of the Stonewall Riots and other justice efforts for the LGBTQIA+ community through Pride Month. This month and beyond, one way we can intentionally create inclusive classrooms and celebrate LGBTQIA+ stories, voices, and history is through reading books with our students and children.

Books to Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Stories, Voices, and History with Your Child

Books for ages 5 and under:

  • “Heather Has Two Mommies” by Leslea Newman
  • “Love Makes a Family” by Sophie Beer
  • “Rainbow: A First Book of Pride” by Michael Genhart
  • “Uncle Bobby’s Wedding” by Sarah S. Brannen

Books for Ages 5 to 8:

  • “And Tango Makes Three” by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
  • “Julián is a Mermaid” by Jessica Love
  • “Meet Polkadot” by Talcott Broadhead
  • “Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag” by Rob Sanders
  • “Prince & Knight” by Daniel Haack

Books for ages 9 to 12:

  • “The Best at It” by Maulik Pancholy
  • “George” by Alex Gino
  • “Hurricane Child” by Kacen Callendar
  • “The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher” by Dana Allison Levy

Books for ages 13 and older:

  • “Anger is a Gift” by Mark Oshiro
  • “I’ll Give You the Sun” by Jandy Nelson
  • “The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to their Younger Selves” by James Lecense
  • “Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition” by Katie Rain Hill

A helpful starting place for additional learning on how to create a more inclusive classroom comes from this Educators for Justice Story Highlight and resources to support LGBTQIA+ youth from the Trevor Project.