Caring for your child involves some everyday routines, such as keeping them fed, rested, and clothed, but the hardest job is to equip them with the necessary cognitive and emotional skills. A part of this child care process is teaching them about tolerance, acceptance, and love for all human beings. Luckily, if you are preparing to teach your little ones about LGBT families and the beauty of them, you have a helpful kit available since there are so many great LGBT-positive children books available. Here are a few of our favorites.
Uncle Bobby’s Wedding
This story about a little pig named Chloe and her uncle’s wedding normalizes same-sex weddings and focuses mainly on Chloe’s fear of losing her uncle because he is getting married.
This is a story about a little boy who doesn’t quite feel like a boy, and his dreams about the most amazing dresses every night.
A is for Activist
This book is for families who are concerned about environmental justice, civil rights, and LGBT rights.
And Tango Makes Three
This charming book is about two unique penguins who form a non-traditional family at the zoo.
The Different Dragon
This is a fun and magical story about a boy at bedtime and his two moms.
Red: A Crayon’s Story
This story is about crayons, which always come with a label. The question is whether that label is always right.
King and King
This is a wonderful story about a prince who needs to get married to take over the kingdom, but he is not really into princesses.
Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon
This is a fun and revolutionary coloring book that can help children explore diversity.
An Orphan no More: The True Story of a Boy
This is a story about Rodney, who dreams of being a parent, and little Jordy, an orphaned duckling.
This is a book about a young scientist narrating her very first book and hoping to answer the question, "What is normal?"
A Tale of Two Daddies
This is a story about a girl raised in a household with two daddies. A Tale of Two Mommies, by the same author, features a little boy raised in a home with two mommies.
Goblinheart: A Fairy Tale
This fictional story is about Julep and the reaction of her forest tribe when she discovers that she wants to grow up as a goblin, rather than a fairy.
Two Weeks with the Queen
This is a book for middle school children dealing appropriately with more serious topics, like homophobia, AIDS, terminal cancer, and violence. The protagonist is a young boy named Colin who tries to save his sick brother any way he can.
Better Nate than Ever
This is a story about a boy named Nate, who wants to leave his home town to star in a Broadway show, where he claims boys can dance with other boys without fear of being assaulted.