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Be My Love

by Kit Pearson
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: lgbt, adolescence, depression & mental illness

One summer will change everything.

For as long as she can remember, Maisie has spent her summers on Kingfisher Island. She and her beloved cousin Una run wild, and Maisie feels the warm embrace of her big, extended family.

This summer Maisie needs that escape more than ever. But now everything on Kingfisher has changed: Una has returned from her mai …


The Fabulous Zed Watson

by Basil Sylvester, illustrated by Kevin Sylvester
edition: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: lgbt, friendship

The Name I Call Myself

text by Hasan Namir, illustrated by Cathryn John
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: alternative family, self-esteem & self-reliance, lgbt

A sweet and moving picture book depicting Ari's gender journey from childhood to adolescence in order to discover who they really are.

Meet Ari, a young person who doesn't like to be called by their birth name Edward: "When I think of the name Edward, I imagine old kings who snore a lot." Throughout this beautiful and engaging picture book, we watch …



by Sophie Labelle, translated by David Homel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: lgbt, love & romance, friendship

Ciel is excited to start high school. A gender non-conforming trans kid, Ciel has a YouTube channel and dreams of getting a better camera to really make their mark. Ciel can always rely on their best friend, Stephie, a trans girl who also happens to be a huge nerd. But their friendship begins to feel distant when Stephie makes it clear she wants th …


Mom Marries Mum!

by Ken Setterington, illustrated by Alice Priestley
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: lgbt, marriage & divorce

A brother and sister are thrilled that their mom and mum are getting married! ! A beautiful celebration of a loving family celebrating an important day together.


My Family, Your Family!

by Kathryn Cole, illustrated by Cornelia Li
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: alternative family, lgbt, multigenerational

This book includes a diverse array of characters and celebrates gay parents, single parents, blended families, and other family groups rarely seen in board books.


Roger and Matthew

by Michel Thériault, illustrated by Magali Ben
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 100
  • Grade: 4 to 17
tagged: lgbt

Same—sex couples haven't always been accepted in society, but it is possible for love and beauty to triumph. Two boys are friends and age gracefully together as a same—sex couple.
— A celebration of love in all its shapes and sizes!
— An opportunity to discuss LGBTQ themes without stereotypes or shame.
— A trip into Magali Ben's magni …


My Dad Thinks I’m a Boy?!

A Trans Positive Children's Book

by Sophie Labelle
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, lgbt

'My Dad thinks I'm a boy named Stephen who likes wrestling and fishing. But that's what my Dad likes.'

Stephie is 7 years old. She likes bugs, books and spaghetti. Also, she's a girl... which should be pretty easy to understand, right? Well, not for her Dad! He's been mistaking her for a boy since she was born and struggles to see her for who she is …


Mère(s) et monde

by Sanita Fejzic & Alisa Arsenault
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
tagged: parents, lgbt, poetry (see also stories in verse), new baby

No, my son doesn't have a father!

From the delivery room where her son was born to the classrooms where he learns, a woman to whom motherhood status is refused explains: her son doesn't have a father, but he's got two mothers. She is the other mother. A (m)other, but there is no space for that on the forms, no space for that in the minds of her pee …

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