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Shining a light on LGBTQIA+ characters and life experiences is crucial in ensuring that all students are able to see themselves reflected in the literature they read. It also helps to create and nurture a culture of positivity and collaboration in the classroom and beyond.

These books incorporate and celebrate LGBTQIA+ themes and experiences. They present thoughtful stories around concepts like acceptance, truth, love, and identity. These stories will help young people to connect, build empathy, and learn that everyone's story deserves to be told.

Want to learn more? Check out our Read With Pride guide — a valuable free resource for supporting LGBTQIA+ youth and books.

Shop books selected by Scholastic editors below to help your students Read With Pride. You can find all books and activities at The Teacher Store

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