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History in the Making - LGBTQ+ Community (Kids)

Read one of these nonfiction books to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community.

What was stonewall? by Nico Medina

Pride : celebrating diversity & community by Robin Stevenson

Looks at the Pride events of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities from around the world, exploring the history of Pride celebrations and the multifaceted meanings and purposes of the events.

I am Jazz! by Jessica Herthel

Presents the story of a transgender child who traces her early awareness that she is a girl in spite of male anatomy and the acceptance she finds through a wise doctor who explains her natural transgender status

Pride : the story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by 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.

It feels good to be yourself : a book about gender identity by Theresa Thorn

Pride 1 2 3 by Michael Joosten

A counting book that celebrates the LGBTQ community

Be amazing : a history of pride by Desmond Napoles

Throughout history, courageous people like Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and RuPaul have paved the way for a safer, more inclusive for LGBTQ individuals, and it's thanks to them that people just like Desmond can be free to be who they really are. In Be Amazing, drag kid Desmond is Amazing walks you through the history of the LGBTQ community, all the while encouraging you to embrace your own uniqueness and ignore the haters

When you look out the window : how Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin built a community by Gayle E Pitman

What's gender identity? by Katie Kawa

"Gender identity is a concept that young people are talking about in increasingly open ways, and they need resources to help them better understand this complex topic. This sensitive and age-appropriate overview of gender identity features helpful definitions and explanations, an introduction to the use of preferred pronouns, and tips for talking to both peers and adults about this topic. Fact boxes and graphic organizers supplement the carefully researched main text, and full-color photographs make thistopic more accessible and relatable for young readers. As they explore the informative text, they're encouraged to develop empathy and an appreciation for diversity"--

Spirit Day : a book about spreading joy by Joy Yang

"Celebrate Spirit Day and its mission to stop bullying ... Spirit Day reinforces the importance of kindness, inclusivity, and acceptance for all"--Page 4 of cover

You be you! : the kid's guide to gender, sexuality, and family by Jonathan Branfman

Simply explains the concepts of gender identity, romantic orientation, and family diversity.

Rainbow revolutionaries : 50 LGBTQ+ people who made history by Sarah Prager

Profiles fifty LGBTQ+ pioneers from around the world, including Bilie Jean King, Josephine Baker, and Wen of Han.

Who was Harvey Milk? by Corinne Grinapol

"Although he started out as a teacher without aspirations to be an activist or politician, Harvey Milk found himself captivated by the history-making movements of the 1960s. He would eventually make history of his own by becoming the first openly gay elected politician in California. While in office, Harvey Milk advocated for equal rights for the gay community. Even though his life and career were cut short, Harvey is still seen by many as one of the most famous and most significantly open LGBT officialsever elected in the United States. His life and legacy continue to inspire and unite the community"--

Sex is a funny word by Cory Silverberg

"A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identies, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers. Much more than the "facts of life" or "the birds and the bees," Sex Is a Funny Word opens up conversations between young people and their caregivers in a way that allows adults to convey their values and beliefs while providing information about boundaries, safety, and joy. The eagerly anticipated follow up to Lambda-nominated What Makes a Baby, from sex educator Cory Silverberg and artist Fiona Smyth, Sex Is a Funny Word reimagines "sex talk" for the twenty-first century."--
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