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Read These LGBTQ Children's Books With Kids For Pride 2020

Love Is Love: Read These 39 LGBTQ+ Books With Your Kids During Pride Month and Beyond

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No matter your child's personal experiences and connections, it's important to fill their bookshelves with diverse stories that can help to teach them about inclusion and the lives of those who are both different and similar to them. Although Pride Month is celebrated in June, stories about the LGBTQ+ community should be told and shared all year long.

Ahead, shop a bunch of LGBTQ+ books available for toddlers and young kids, which all tell stories that prove love is love and that diversity is beautiful.

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1. Jack (Not Jackie)

What It's About: "In this heartwarming picture book, a big sister realizes that her little sister, Jackie, doesn't like dresses or fairies-she likes ties and bugs! Will she and her family be able to accept that Jackie identifies more as "Jack"?

Susan thinks her little sister Jackie has the best giggle! She can't wait for Jackie to get older so they can do all sorts of things like play forest fairies and be explorers together. But as Jackie grows, she doesn't want to play those games. She wants to play with mud and be a super bug! Jackie also doesn't like dresses or her long hair, and she would rather be called Jack."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman ($17)

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Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman
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2. Love Makes a Family

What It's About: "Love is baking a special cake. Love is lending a helping hand. Love is reading one more book. In this exuberant board book, many different families are shown in happy activity, from an early-morning wake-up to a kiss before bed. Whether a child has two moms, two dads, one parent, or one of each, this simple preschool read-aloud demonstrates that what's most important in each family's life is the love the family members share."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 0-3

Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer ($11)

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Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer
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3. A is for Activist

What It's About: "A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for.

The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 3-7

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara ($18)

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A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
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4. Julián Is a Mermaid

What It's About: "While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes -- and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself? Mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love's author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love ($16)

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Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
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5. It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book about Gender Identity

What It's About: "Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between. This sweet, straightforward exploration of gender identity will give children a fuller understanding of themselves and others. With child-friendly language and vibrant art, It Feels Good to Be Yourself provides young readers and parents alike with the vocabulary to discuss this important topic with sensitivity."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book about Gender Identity by Theresa Thorn ($17)

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It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book about Gender Identity by Theresa Thorn
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6. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

What It's About: "Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever...

With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming bunny book for kids explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this better Bundo book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 6-8

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss and Marlon Bundo ($17)

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo
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7. Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story about Gender and Friendship

What It's About: "Errol and his teddy, Thomas, are best friends who do everything together. Whether it's riding a bike, playing in the tree house, having a tea party, or all of the above, every day holds something fun to do.

One sunny day, Errol finds that Thomas is sad, even when they are playing in their favorite ways. Errol can't figure out why, until Thomas finally tells Errol what the teddy has been afraid to say: 'In my heart, I've always known that I'm a girl teddy, not a boy teddy. I wish my name was Tilly, not Thomas.' And Errol says, 'I don't care if you're a girl teddy or a boy teddy! What matters is that you are my friend.'"

Ages It's Best Suited For: 3-6

Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story about Gender and Friendship by Jessica Walton ($17)

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Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story about Gender and Friendship by Jessica Walton
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8. Papa, Daddy, and Riley

What It's About: "Riley is Papa's princess and Daddy's dragon. She loves her two fathers! When Riley's classmate asks her which dad is her real one, Riley is confused. She doesn't want to have to pick one or the other.

Families are made of love in this heartwarming story that shows there are lots of ways to be part of one."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

Papa, Daddy, and Riley by Seamus Kirst ($14)

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Papa, Daddy, and Riley by Seamus Kirst
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9. The GayBCs

What It's About: "A playdate extravaganza transforms into a celebration of friendship, love, and identity as four friends sashay out of all the closets, dress up in a wardrobe fit for kings and queens, and discover the wonder of imagination. From A is for Ally to F is for Family to Q is for Queer, debut author/illustrator M. L. Webb's bright illustrations and lively, inclusive poems delight in the beauty of embracing one's truest self. A glossary in the back offers opportunity for further discussion of terms and identities."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

The GayBCs by M. L. Webb ($14)

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10. From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea

What It's About: "In the magical time between night and day, when both the sun and the moon are in the sky, a child is born in a little blue house on a hill. And Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can't decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star? At school, though, they must endure inquisitive looks and difficult questions from the other children, and they have trouble finding friends who will accept them for who they are. But they find comfort in the loving arms of their mother, who always offers them the same loving refrain: 'whatever you dream of / i believe you can be / from the stars in the sky to the fish in the sea.'

In this captivating, beautifully imagined picture book about gender, identity, and the acceptance of the differences between us, Miu Lan faces many questions about who they are and who they may be. But one thing's for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 3-8

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Yun Ching and Kai Cheng Thom ($17)

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From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Yun Ching and Kai Cheng
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11. Pink Is For Boys

What It's About: "Pink is for boys . . . and girls . . . and everyone! This timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rainbow. Featuring a diverse group of relatable characters, Pink Is for Boys invites and encourages girls and boys to enjoy what they love to do, whether it's racing cars and playing baseball, or loving unicorns and dressing up. Vibrant illustrations help children learn and identify the myriad colors that surround them every day, from the orange of a popsicle, to the green of a grassy field, all the way up to the wonder of a multicolored rainbow."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

Pink Is For Boys by Robb Pearlman ($17)

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Pink Is For Boys by Robb Pearlman
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12. When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and del Martin Built a Community

What It's About: "When You Look Out the Window tells the story of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, one of San Francisco's most well-known and politically active lesbian couples. Describing the view from Phyllis and Del's window, this book shows how one couple's activism transformed their community -- and had ripple effects throughout the world.

Includes a Reading Guide that provides helpful historical context, and a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Educators about the importance of teaching LGBTQ history and culture to children.

This is a unique way to introduce children to untold stories in history while also being a clever tribute to two notable women."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and del Martin Built a Community by Gayle E. Pitman ($15)

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13. The Boy & the Bindi

What It's About: "In this beautiful children's picture book by Vivek Shraya, author of the acclaimed God Loves Hair, a five-year-old South Asian boy becomes fascinated with his mother's bindi, the red dot commonly worn by Hindu women to indicate the point at which creation begins, and wishes to have one of his own. Rather than chastise her son, she agrees to it, and teaches him about its cultural significance, allowing the boy to discover the magic of the bindi, which in turn gives him permission to be more fully himself."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

The Boy & the Bindi by Vivek Shraya ($17)

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The Boy & the Bindi by Vivek Shraya
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14. Rainbow: A First Book of Pride

What It's About: "This is a sweet ode to rainbow families, and an affirming display of a parent's love for their child and a child's love for their parents. With bright colors and joyful families, this book celebrates LGBTQ+ pride and reveals the colorful meaning behind each rainbow stripe. Readers will celebrate the life, healing, light, nature, harmony, and spirit that the rainbows in this book will bring."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 3-7

Rainbow: A First Book of Pride by Michael Genhart PhD ($15)

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Rainbow: A First Book of Pride by Michael Genhart PhD
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15. This Day in June

What It's About: "In a wildly whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBT community, this title welcomes readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united. Also included is a reading guide chock-full of facts about LGBT history and culture, as well as a 'Note to Parents and Caregivers' with information on how to talk to children about sexual orientation and gender identity in age-appropriate ways."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman ($9)

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16. Prince & Knight

What It's About: "Once upon a time, in a kingdom far from here, there was a prince in line to take the throne, so his parents set out to find him a kind and worthy bride. The three of them traveled the land far and wide, but the prince didn't quite find what he was looking for in the princesses they met.

While they were away, a terrible dragon threatened their land, and all the soldiers fled. The prince rushed back to save his kingdom from the perilous beast and was met by a brave knight in a suit of brightly shining armor. Together they fought the dragon and discovered that special something the prince was looking for all along."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack ($17)

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Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack
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17. Better Nate Than Ever

What It's About: "Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he's wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he'd settle for seeing a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he's stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby's help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There's an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 10 and up

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle ($8)

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18. Pride 1 2 3

What It's About: "1 parade in the month of June
2 DJs spin fabulous tunes
3 families of all different types
4 activists fight the good fight

Teach your little ones about the Pride Parade with this colorful, energetic counting book! Featuring a diverse cast of characters and families, this board book highlights and celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community, love, and standing up for who you are while counting to ten. Perfect for all families, this counting board book should be shared and read with pride!"

Ages It's Best Suited For: 1-5

Pride 1 2 3 by Michael Joosten ($7)

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Pride 1 2 3 by Michael Joosten
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19. I Am Jazz

What It's About: "From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings ($17)

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I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
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20. Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World

What It's About: "When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm--and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing. Mysteriously, Ivy's drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks--and hopes--that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings?"

Ages It's Best Suited For: 8-12

Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake ($7)

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21. Stonewall: A Building. an Uprising. a Revolution

What It's About: "In the early-morning hours of June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn was raided by police in New York City. Though the inn had been raided before, that night would be different. It would be the night when empowered members of the LGBTQ+ community--in and around the Stonewall Inn--began to protest and demand their equal rights as citizens of the United States. Movingly narrated by the Stonewall Inn itself, and featuring stirring and dynamic illustrations, Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution is an essential and empowering civil rights story that every child deserves to hear."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 5-8

Stonewall: A Building. an Uprising. a Revolution by Rob Sanders ($21)

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22. Jacob's New Dress

What It's About: "Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some kids at school say he can't wear "girl" clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school. Can he convince his parents to let him wear what he wants? This heartwarming story speaks to the unique challenges faced by boys who don't identify with traditional gender roles."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

Jacob's New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman ($7)

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23. George

What It's About: "When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.

George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy.

With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 8-12

George by Alex Gino ($7)

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24. 10,000 Dresses

What It's About: "Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey's awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. "You're a BOY!" Mother and Father tell Bailey. "You shouldn't be thinking about dresses at all." Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey's imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey's dreams come true!"

Ages It's Best Suited For: 5-9

10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert ($17)

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25. ABC A Family Alphabet Book

What It's About: "Have fun with the kids, moms, dads and pets in this delightful book that celebrates LGBTQ families as it teaches young children the alphabet."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

ABC A Family Alphabet Book by Bobbie Combs ($13)

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26. And Tango Makes Three

What It's About: "At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo got the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell ($9)

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And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
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27. Worm Loves Worm

What It's About: "When a worm meets a special worm and they fall in love, you know what happens next: They get married! But their friends want to know—who will wear the dress? And who will wear the tux?The answer is: It doesn't matter. Because worm loves worm."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

Worm Loves Worm by J. J. Austrian ($18)

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28. Harriet Gets Carried Away

What It's About: "Harriet loves costumes. She wears them to the dentist, to the supermarket, and most importantly, to her super-special dress-up birthday party. Her dads have decorated everything for the party and Harriet has her most favorite costume all picked out for the big day. There's just one thing missing—party hats!

But when Harriet dons her special penguin errand-running costume and sets out to find the perfect ones, she finds something else instead—real penguins! Harriet gets carried away with the flock. She may look like a penguin, but she's not so sure she belongs in the arctic. Can Harriet manage her way back to her dads (and the party hats!) in time for her special day?"

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima ($18)

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Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima
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29. Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

What It's About: "In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world. Award-winning author Rob Sanders's stirring text, and acclaimed illustrator Steven Salerno's evocative images, combine to tell this remarkable - and undertold - story. A story of love, hope, equality, and pride."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 5-8

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders ($17)

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Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders
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30. The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived

What It's About: "Knights, dragons, and princesses are the things all good fairytales are made of, but what happens when the tale has an LGBTQ ending? Follow Cedric on his journey from his days on a humble pumpkin farm to the adventures that lead him to become a full-fledged knight. Once a knight, discover how he uses his cleverness and courage to vanquish a fire-breathing dragon and rescue a beautiful prince and princess. It is only then does Sir Cedric face his most difficult challenge. Will he follow his heart, and prove that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is choose for yourself how your fairy tale ends?"

Ages It's Best Suited For: 5-8

The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived by Daniel Errico ($16)

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31. Heather Has Two Mommies

What It's About: "Heather's favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, two pets--and two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn't have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 3-7

Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman ($6)

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32. Drama

What It's About: "Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer for the drama department's stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!"

Ages It's Best Suited For: 9-12

Drama by Raina Telgemeier ($10)

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33. Addie on the Inside

What It's About: "The Gang of Five is back in this third story from Paintbrush Falls. Addie Carle, the only girl in the group of friends is outspoken, opinionated, and sometimes…just a bit obnoxious. But as seventh grade progresses, Addie's not so sure anymore about who she is. It seems her tough exterior is just a little too tough and that doesn't help her deal with the turmoil she feels on the inside as she faces the pains of growing up.

Told in elegant, accessible verse, ADDIE ON THE INSIDE gives readers a look at a strong, smart, and sensitive girl struggling with the box society wants to put her in. Addie confronts experiences many readers will relate to: the loss of a beloved pet, first heartbreak, teasing…but also, friendship, love, and a growing confidence in one's self."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 10-14

Addie on the Inside (The Misfits Book 3) by James Howe ($9)

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34. Rick

What It's About: "Rick's never questioned much. He's gone along with his best friend Jeff even when Jeff's acted like a bully and a jerk. He's let his father joke with him about which hot girls he might want to date even though that kind of talk always makes him uncomfortable. And he hasn't given his own identity much thought, because everyone else around him seemed to have figured it out.

But now Rick's gotten to middle school, and new doors are opening. One of them leads to the school's Rainbow Spectrum club, where kids of many genders and identities congregate, including Melissa, the girl who sits in front of Rick in class and seems to have her life together. Rick wants his own life to be that . . . understood. Even if it means breaking some old friendships and making some new ones."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 8-12

Rick by Alex Gino ($17)

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35. My Two Dads and Me

What It's About: "Celebrate Pride every day with this adorable board book for the babies and toddlers of gay fathers, featuring a variety of diverse, loving families with two dads. Families with same-sex parents are celebrated in this board book that follows busy dads and their kids throughout their day--eating breakfast, getting dressed, heading out to the park, and settling back in at night with a bubble bath and a good-night lullaby."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 0-3

My Two Dads and Me by Michael Joosten ($8)

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36. Donovan's Big Day

What It's About: "Donovan's two moms are getting married, and he can't wait for the celebration to begin. After all, as ringbearer, he has a very important job to do. Any boy or girl with same-sex parents--or who knows a same-sex couple--will appreciate this picture book about love, family, and marriage. The story captures the joy and excitement of a wedding day while the illustrations show the happy occasion from a child's point of view."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 3-7

Donovan's Big Day by Lesléa Newman ($17)

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37. Princess Princess Ever After

What It's About: "When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other person. They'll need to join forces and use all the know-how, kindness, and bravery they have in order to defeat their greatest foe yet: a jealous sorceress, who wants to get rid of Sadie once and for all. Join Sadie and Amira, two very different princesses with very different strengths, on their journey to figure out what "happily ever after" really means--and how they can find it with each other."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 8 and up

Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O'Neill ($12)

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38. Red: A Crayon's Story

What It's About: "Red has a bright red label, but he is, in fact, blue. His teacher tries to help him be red (let's draw strawberries!), his mother tries to help him be red by sending him out on a playdate with a yellow classmate (go draw a nice orange!), and the scissors try to help him be red by snipping his label so that he has room to breathe. But Red is miserable. He just can't be red, no matter how hard he tries! Finally, a brand-new friend offers a brand-new perspective, and Red discovers what readers have known all along. He's blue! This funny, heartwarming, colorful picture book about finding the courage to be true to your inner self can be read on multiple levels, and it offers something for everyone."

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall ($17)

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39. Sewing the Rainbow

What It's About: "Gilbert Baker always knew he wanted a life full of color and sparkle. In his small, gray, flat Kansas hometown, he helped his grandma sew and created his own art whenever he could. It wasn't easy; life tried over and over again to make Gilbert conform. But his sparkle always shone through. He dreamed of someday going somewhere as vibrant and colorful as he was.

Set against the backdrop of San Francisco during the gay rights movement of the 1970s, Gilbert's story unfolds just like the flag he created: in a riot of color, joy, and pride. Today the flag is everywhere, even in the small town where Gilbert grew up!"

Ages It's Best Suited For: 4-8

Sewing the Rainbow: A Story about Gilbert Baker by Michael Hall ($16)

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