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Children's Books About LGBTQ+ History and Culture

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Connect with LGBTQ+ heritage in these titles featuring historic and modern day people, places, and events.

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Pride : An Inspirational History Of The Lgbtq+ Movement
S.A. Caldwell
The LGBTQ+ community is so much more than rainbow flags and the month of June. In this beautifully designed dynamic book, young readers will learn about groundbreaking events, including historic pushes for equality and the legalization of same-sex marriages across the world. Provided by publisher.
People Of Pride: 25 Great Lgbtq Americans
Chase Clemesha
What do Frank Ocean, Sally Ride, George Takei, and Sharice Davids all have in common? They're all proud LGBTQ Americans! Featuring people from a variety of occupations and backgrounds, this collection of 25 short biographies demonstrates the diversity, accomplishments, and pride within the American LGBTQ community.
Sharice's Big Voice : A Native Kid Becomes A Congresswoman
Sharice Davids
This inspiring picture book autobiography tells the remarkable story of Sharice Davids, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress and the first LGBTQ congressperson to represent Kansas.
The Arts
Emilie Dufresne
Part of the "Pride In..." series that focuses on LGBTQ+ figures in different fields.
Change
Emilie Dufresne
Part of the "Pride In..." series that focuses on LGBTQ+ figures in different fields.
Sports
Emilie Dufresne
Part of the "Pride In..." series that focuses on LGBTQ+ figures in different fields.
Stem
Emilie Dufresne
Part of the "Pride In..." series that focuses on LGBTQ+ figures in different fields.
Sylvia And Marsha Start A Revolution! : The Story Of The Trans Women Of Color Who Made Lgbtq+ History
Emilie Dufresne
This illustrated book introduces children to the story of Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, the two transgender women of colour who helped kickstart the Stonewall Riots and dedicated their lives to fighting for LGBTQ+ equality. It introduces children to issues surrounding gender identity and diversity, accompanied by a reading guide and teaching materials to further the conversation.
Be Amazing : A History Of Pride
Desmond Napoles
In Be Amazing, drag kid Desmond is Amazing walks you through the history of the LGBTQ community, all while encouraging you to embrace your own uniqueness and ignore the haters.
This Day In June
Gayle E. Pitman
A picture book illustrating a Pride parade. The endmatter serves as a primer on LGBT history and culture and explains the references made in the story.
A Church For All
Gayle E. Pitman
Celebrates a diverse community on a Sunday morning at an inclusive church that welcomes all people regardless of age, class, race, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Come to the church for all!"
Sewing The Rainbow : The Story Of Gilbert Baker And The Rainbow Flag
Gayle E. Pitman
Sewing the Rainbow is the powerful story of Gilbert Baker and the creation of the rainbow flag. This book takes readers from Gilbert's childhood in a small town in Kansas where he didn't fit in, to his historic artistic career in San Francisco. Today the flag is everywhere, even in the small town where Gilbert grew up!
The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out In The Streets
Gayle E. Pitman
The author describes American gay history leading up to the Riots, the Riots themselves, and the aftermath, and includes her interviews of people involved or witnesses, including a woman who was ten at the time. Profusely illustrated, the book includes contemporary photos, newspaper clippings among other period objects.
When You Look Out The Window : How Phyllis Lyon And Del Martin Built A Community
Gayle E. Pitman
"When you look our 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"--Back cover.
Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 Lgbtq+ People Who Made History
Sarah Prager
Rainbow Revolutionaries brings to life the vibrant histories of fifty pioneering LGBTQ+ people from around the world. Readers can delve into the lives of Wen of Han, a Chinese emperor who loved his boyfriend as much as his people, Martine Rothblatt, a trans woman who's helping engineer the robots of tomorrow, and so many more!
Pride: The Story Of Harvey Milk And The Rainbow Flag
Rob Sanders
Traces the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world.
Stonewall : A Building, An Uprising, A Revolution
Rob Sanders
A powerful and timeless true story that will allow young readers to discover the rich and dynamic history of the Stonewall Inn and its role in the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement--a movement that continues to this very day.
The Meaning Of Pride
Rosiee Thor
Celebrating the culture and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community, this vibrant picture book shows young readers that there are many ways to show your pride and make a difference.

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