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Children’s Reads for Pride Month

June is Pride Month! Here are some great books for children in honor of Pride. With topics ranging from diverse families and gender identities to embracing the unconventional and being true to yourself, everyone can learn from these books’ messages of unconditional love and acceptance.

Boards Books

Love Makes a Family (2018) by Sophie Beer
My Two Dads and Me (2019) by Michael Joosten
My Two Moms and Me (2019) by Michael Joosten
Mommy, Mama, and Me (2009) by Lesléa Newman
Pride Colors (2019) by Robin Stevenson

Picture Books

Worm Loves Worm (2016) by J. J. Austrian
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress (2014) by Christine Baldacchino ; also available as an ebook on eReadIllinois and hoopla
Who’s Your Real Mom? (2020) by Bernadette Green
Prince and Knight (2018) by Daniel Haack
Red: A Crayon’s Story (2015) by Michael Hall ; also available as an ebook on OMNI and as an audiobook on eReadIllinois and OMNI

Bunnybear (2017) by Andrea J. Loney ; also available as an ebook on hoopla
Julián Is a Mermaid (2018) by Jessica Love ; also available as an ebook on OMNI and as an audiobook on hoopla
When Aidan Became a Brother (2019) by Kyle Lukoff
A Fire Engine for Ruthie (2004) by Lesléa Newman
Heather Has Two Mommies (2015) by Lesléa Newman

A Family Is a Family Is a Family (2016) by Sara O’Leary ; also available as an ebook on hoopla
It’s Okay to Be Different (2001) by Todd Parr
In Our Mothers’ House (2009) by Patricia Polacco
Sam Is My Sister (2021) by Ashley Rhodes-Courter ; also available as an ebook on hoopla
And Tango Makes Three (2005) by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell ; also available as an audiobook on hoopla

Stella Brings the Family (2015) by Miriam Baker Schiffer ; also available as an ebook on eReadIllinois, hoopla and OMNI
Jack (Not Jackie) (2018) by Erica Silverman
Harriet Gets Carried Away (2018) by Jessie Sima
Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship (2016) by Jess Walton
Home at Last (2016) by Vera B. Williams

Easy Nonfiction

It Feels Good to be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity (2019) by Theresa Thorn
This Day in June (2014) by Gayle E. Pitman
Stonewall: A Building, an Uprising, a Revolution (2019) by Rob Sanders
¡Mi familia es de otro mundo! (2014) por Cecilia Blanco
My Family, Your Family (2015) by Lisa Bullard ; also available as an ebook on eReadIllinois, hoopla and OMNI and as an audiobook on hoopla

We Are Family (2017) by Patricia Hegarty
The Great Big Book of Families (2011) by Mary Hoffman
My Two Dads (2020) by Julie Murray
My Two Moms (2021) by Julie Murray
What Makes a Baby (2013) by Cory Silverberg ; also available as an ebook on hoopla

Juvenile Nonfiction

Molly’s Family (2004) by Nancy Garden
Families (2015) by Shelley Rotner
Families with Two Dads (2020) by Rachael Morklock ; also available as an ebook on hoopla
Families with Two Moms (2020) by Kristen Susienka ; also available as an ebook on hoopla
Free to Be—You and Me (2008) by Marlo Thomas

People

I Am Jazz! (2014) by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings ; also available as an ebook on OMNI
Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 LGBTQ+ People Who Made History (2020) by Sarah Prager ; also available as an audiobook on hoopla
I Am Billie Jean King (2019) by Brad Meltzer
Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different 2: Even More True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World (2020) by Ben Brooks
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag (2018) by Rob Sanders ; also available as an ebook on eReadIllinois and OMNI

Juvenile Fiction

Drum Roll, Please (2018) by Lisa Jenn Bigelow ; also available as an ebook on eReadIllinois and OMNI
The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James (2019) by Ashley Herring Blake ; also available as an ebook on eReadIllinois and OMNI and as an audiobook on eReadIllinois
Better Nate Than Ever (2013) by Tim Federle ; also available as an ebook on OMNI and as an audiobook on hoopla and OMNI
George (2015) by Alex Gino ; also available as an ebook on eReadIllinois and OMNI and as an audiobook on eReadIllinois, hoopla and OMNI
Rick (2020) by Alex Gino ; also available as an ebook on eReadIllinois and OMNI and as an audiobook on hoopla
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher (2014) by Dana Alison Levy ; also available as an ebook on eReadIllinois and OMNI and as an audiobook on eReadIllinois and OMNI

The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (2021) by David Levithan : also available as an ebook on eReadIllinois
The Best At It (2019) by Maulik Pancholy ; also available as an ebook on OMNI and as an audiobook on hoopla
The Best Man (2016) by Richard Peck ; also available as an ebook on eReadIllinois, hoopla and OMNI and as an audiobook on eReadIllinois and OMNI
The Hammer of Thor (2016) by Rick Riordan ; also available as an ebook on eReadIllinois, hoopla, and OMNI and as an audiobook on eReadIllinois and OMNI
To Night Owl From Dogfish (2019) by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer ; also available as an ebook on eReadIllinois and OMNI and as an audiobook on eReadIllinois and OMNI
Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! (2017) by Mariko Tamaki ; also available as an ebook on hoopla

Graphic Novels

Girl Haven (2021) by Lilah Sturges
Captain Raven and the All-Girl Crew (2016) by Jeremy Whitley
Princess Princess Ever After (2016) by Katie O’Neill ; also available as an ebook on hoopla
Drama (2012) by Raina Telgemeier ; also available as an ebook on eReadIllinois and OMNI