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5 Adorable Kids’ Books with LGBTQIA+ Characters!

Do you want your kids to be more accepting, tolerant, and loving human beings? These books with positive LGBTQIA+ characters will open their minds to other realities and lives. It’s important for these tiny humans to have literary role models who don’t fit traditional stereotypes.

 

1. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson

 

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At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo got the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own.

 

2. The Boy & the Bindi by Vivek Shraya

 

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A five-year-old South Asian boy becomes fascinated with his mother’s bindi, the red dot commonly worn by Hindu women to indicate the point at which creation begins, and wishes to have one of his own. Rather than chastise her son, she agrees to it, and teaches him about its cultural significance, allowing the boy to discover the magic of the bindi, which in turn gives him permission to be more fully himself.

 

3. Daddy, Papa, and Me  by Lesléa Newman 

 

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Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its daddies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there’s no limit to what a loving family can do together. Share the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children.

 

4. I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel 

 

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From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl’s brain in a boy’s body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn’t feel like herself in boys’ clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz’s story is based on her real-life experience.

 

5. My Uncle’s Wedding by Eric Ross 

 

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There’s so much to do now that Uncle Mike and Steve are getting married. Follow Andy on this enjoyable journey as he talks about his uncle’s wedding, how it affects him, and the things he gets to do in preparation for the ceremony. You’ll laugh and smile as you read this adorable story about marriage and family.

 

 

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