Open and Affirming Resources for Children

Open and Affirming Resources for Children

18 Multicultural Children's Books featuring LGBTQIA characters from Colours of Us

Diverse LGBTQ Inclusive Picture Books from the Human Rights Campaign

Diverse LGBTQ Middle Grade Books from the Human Rights Campaign

More Storybooks for Children

Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall
     A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis. Red is a story about being true to your inner self and following your own path despite obstacles that may come your way.

My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis
     Age Level: 4 and up | Grade Level: P and up
          Dyson loves the color pink and sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses, and sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to   wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He’s a Princess Boy, and his family loves him exactly the way he is. Inspired by the author’s son—and by the author’s own initial struggles to understand his choices—this is a story about unconditional love and one remarkable family. It is also a call for tolerance and an end to bullying and judgments, and a loving reminder that the world is a brighter place when we accept people for who they are.

10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert
     Age Level: 5 and up | Grade Level: K and up
     Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey's awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. "You're a BOY!" Mother and Father tell Bailey. "You shouldn't be thinking about dresses at all." Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey's imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey's dreams come true! This gorgeous picture book—a modern fairy tale about becoming the person you feel you are inside—will delight people of all ages.

William's Doll by Charlotte Zolotow
     Age Level: 2 and up
     More than anything, William wants a doll. "Don't be a creep," says his brother. "Sissy, sissy," chants the boy next door. Then one day someone really understands William's wish, and makes it easy for others to understand, too.

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