One of our greatest tasks as parents is raising children who learn how to love themselves and others well. In honor of Pride Month, we complied a list of 10 LGBTQ+ titles to add to your child’s bookshelf.

Reading these books together as a family is one way to teach your children the important values of kindness, compassion and inclusivity.

LGBTQ+ Books for Young Kids

Diversity Books Kids

Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer

Plenty of Hugs by Fran Manushkin and Kate Alizadeh

Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Pride: The story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders

Peanut Goes for the Gold by Jonathan Van Ness

Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima


LGBTQ+ Books for Tweens & Teens

LGBTQ Books Teens

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky

George and Rick by Alex Gino

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

What books are you reading that feature LGBTQ+ individuals or families to diversify your bookshelf?







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