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LGBTQ+ Kids' Books in Spanish


Children's books in English with LGBTQ+ themes are becoming more readily available. But Spanish-language LGBTQ+ books for kids can be harder to find in the United States. Here, discover a small selection of Spanish and bilingual children's books featuring LGBTQ+ characters and themes.

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¡Vivan las uñas de colores!
by Alicia Acosta
Ben loves painting his nails with lots of bright colors because it matches his cheery personality. But one day at school when some boys start calling him a 'girly girl', Ben loses his cheer and stops painting his nails. But the story doesn't stop there. With the help of his father and a change at school, Ben gets his cheerful colors back.
Me llamo pecas
by Raquel Díaz Reguera
Pecas wonders why some games seem to be for boys and others for girls. And then there are haircuts, colors, clothes...even stories that seem to be just for boys and others for girls! But why? Will Pecas find an answer?
Cuando amamos cantamos / When We Love Someone We Sing To Them
By Ernesto Javier Martínez and Maya Christina Gonzalez
A reclamation of the Mexican serenata tradition, follow the story of a young boy who asks his father if there is a song for a boy who loves a boy.
La luna dentro de mí
by Aida Salazar
Celi Rivera's life swirls with questions. About her changing body. Her first attraction to a boy. And her best friend's exploration of what it means to be gender-fluid.But most of all, her mother's insistence she have a moon ceremony when her first period arrives. It's an ancestral Mexica ritual that Mima and her community have reclaimed, but Celi promises she will NOT be participating. Can she find the power within herself to take a stand for who she wants to be?"

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