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New Pride Books for Kids & Young Readers

Created by 49thShelf
  • Age: 0 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: kids, lgbtq+, pride, diversity and inclusion
Celebrating the marvelous rainbow of diversity—of families, of people, of everything.

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My Mommy, My Mama, My Brother, and Me

These Are the Things We Found By the Sea

by Natalie Meisner, illustrated by Mathilde Cinq-Mars
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: alternative family, poetry (see also stories in verse), siblings

And these are the things we find by the sea
My mommy, my mama, my brother, and me.

With this gentle refrain, the debut picture book from celebrated author and playwright Natalie Meisner (Double Pregnant) reflects on her own two-mom, two-son family's early days growing up in Lockeport, Nova Scotia.

Living by the sea offers myriad charms for the tw …


Pride Colors

by Robin Stevenson
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: alternative family, colors, lgbt

“Awash in messages of love and the celebration of individuality... A rare treat for both Pride Day and everyday sharing.”—School Library Journal, starred review

★ "A good thing comes in a small, rainbow package...A joyful, affirming, pride-filled read."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Through gentle rhymes and colorful photographs of ad …


Caterpillars Can't Swim

by Liane Shaw
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: disabilities & special needs, lgbt, bullying

Ryan finds his freedom in the water, where he is not bound by gravity and his wheelchair. When he rescues his schoolmate, Jack, from the water their lives become connected, whether they like it or not. Ryan keeps Jack's secret about that day in the water, but he knows that Jack needs help. The school is full of rumors about Jack's sexuality, and he …