Now more than ever, it’s important for LGBTQIA+ families to see themselves represented and celebrated in children’s books. Pride month is the perfect opportunity for everyone — not just people who have a relationship with those in the LGBTQIA+ community — to read books about what it means to truly embrace people who are different from ourselves.

This diverse collection of books will inspire your students to develop a deeper understanding of the LGBTQIA+ experience and build empathy and acceptance. And, these books allow kids who don’t identify as heterosexual to be seen.

From graphic novels that use humor to explore love and friendship to heartfelt accounts of coming out, these books will inspire your students to be more accepting of others — and of themselves.

Check out the Read With Pride resource guide, which includes valuable information about queer literature for children and young adults. Note: These books feature characters who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, or any identification within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.

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