Kids Books To Celebrate LGBTQ Pride

Pride month is almost over, but the summer is just beginning, and that means it's time for summer reading! The staff at Book Culture has picked out our favorite books for parents and children of all ages to read in celebration of Pride, embracing individuality and learning to appreciate those who are different from us. We hope you'll enjoy reading these titles together, for Pride and for whenever!

 

For Itty Bitty Ones (0-3 y/o)

 

Mommy, Mama, and Me 

By Leslea Newman

 

This sweet story about a little girl and her two moms is a great way to introduce little readers to different kinds of families.


 

 

 

I Like Myself! 

By Karen Beaumont, Illustrated by David Catrow

 

I Like Myself! encourages self-acceptance even when we feel different or someone tells us we’re weird. Silly illustrations and rhyming couplets make it a fun book with an important message.


 

 

 

 

For The Picture Book Set (4-7 y/o)

 

Pink Is For Boys 

By Rob Pearlman, Illustrated bu Eda Kaban

 

A bright, colorful celebration of every child’s right to love whatever color they choose. With unicorns!


 

 

 

Morris Micklewhite and The Tangerine Dress

By Christine Baldachino

 

Morris Micklewhite is a sweet, heartwarming story about a boy who refuses change, even when other children tell him he’s not acting how boys should. Morris’ determination to stay true to himself is inspiring, and eventually his classmates begin to understand he’s been right all along.


 

 

 

For Middle Readers (ages 8-12)

 

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher 

By Dana Alison Levy

 

This is a wonderful, hilarious, and heartwarming romp through a year in the life of the Fletcher family. The four brothers, their two dads, and a varied assortment of pets and neighbors just jumped out of the page and into my heart.

-Cara

 

 

 

Star-Crossed 

By Barbara Dee

It’s hard enough being 12 and having a secret crush, but imagine how confusing it would be to have a crush on a boy and a girl at the same time. That's what 8th grader Mattie is trying to figure out, while also trying to keep her school play from falling apart, in Star Crossed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mommy, Mama, and Me Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781582462639
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Published: Tricycle Press - June 9th, 2009

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781554983476
Availability: Not in Stock - Available for special order
Published: Groundwood Books - May 13th, 2014

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher (Family Fletcher Series) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780385376556
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Published: Yearling - July 14th, 2015

Star-Crossed Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481478496
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Published: Aladdin - March 13th, 2018

I Like Myself! (board book) Cover Image
By Karen Beaumont, David Catrow (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544641013
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click Title to See Location Inventory.
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2016

Pink Is for Boys Cover Image
By Robb Pearlman, Eda Kaban (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762462476
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click Title to See Location Inventory.
Published: Running Press Kids - June 5th, 2018