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A Plan for Pops

by Heather Smith, illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: multigenerational, lgbt, imagination & play, depression & mental illness

"A positive and realistic representation of both a wheelchair user and an elderly, interracial gay male couple." —Kirkus Reviews

"A beautiful and uplifting book." —School Library Journal

Lou spends every Saturday with Grandad and Pops. They walk to the library hand in “hand, like a chain of paper dolls. Grandad reads books about science and des …

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Jordan and Max, Showtime

by Suzanne Sutherland, illustrated by Michelle Simpson
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: friendship, bullying, multigenerational, lgbt, theater

Jordan had a tough time with the other kids at his old school. So, on his first day at Massey Elementary, he has a plan: to be absolutely invisible. His new classmates don't need to know that his grandmother is his best friend or that they put on shows together dressing up in elaborate costumes each night in their apartment. When he's forced to pai …

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Pride Puppy!

by Robin Stevenson, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: lgbt, alphabet, other, non-religious, alternative family, diversity & multicultural

?“[A] sheer delight and will be a welcome addition to shelves everywhere. Highly—and proudly—recommended.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

? “This engaging introduction to Pride parades for the youngest readers successfully testifies to the warmth and power of queer community.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

A young child and thei …

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The Street Belongs to Us

by Karleen Pendleton Jimenez
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: hispanic & latino, prejudice & racism, lgbt, self-esteem & self-reliance

A sweet middle-grade chapter book about two best friends who transform their torn-up street into a world where imaginations can run wild.

In 1984 Los Angeles, Alex is a tomboy who would rather wear her hair short and her older brother's hand-me-downs, and Wolf is a troubled kid who's been wearing the same soldier's uniform ever since his mom died. T …

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My Life as a Diamond

by Jenny Manzer, read by Scott Pietrangelo
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: lgbt, baseball & softball, friendship

Ten-year-old Caspar "Caz" Cadman loves baseball and has a great arm. He loves the sounds, the smells, the stats. When his family moves from Toronto to a suburb of Seattle, the first thing he does is try out for the local summer team, the Redburn Ravens. Even though Caz is thrilled when he makes the team, he worries because he has a big secret. No o …

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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 literary scavenger hunt of a lifetime, starring an endlessly endearing non-binary tween

Zed Watson loves a few things: their name (which they chose themself!), their big rambunctious family, and—oh yeah—monsters. When Zed discovered the mystery surrounding an unpublished novel called The Monster’s Castle, they were completely hooked. Now Z …

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Over the Shop

by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: lgbt, multigenerational, cats

In a beautifully detailed wordless picture book, a tumbledown building becomes home sweet home for a found family.

A lonely little girl and her grandparent need to fill the run-down apartment in their building. But taking over the quarters above their store will mean major renovations for the new occupants, and none of the potential renters can envi …

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