[kids-lib] Children's books about gender nonconformity, alternative families, trans people, and a variety of gay/lesbian topics

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Wed Jan 28 09:14:58 PST 2015

Hi! I just learned about the blog Gay-Themed Picture Books for Children<http://booksforkidsingayfamilies.blogspot.com/> by librarian Patricia Sarles. It seems to be one of the more consistently updated resources for books about gender and sexual orientation. In addition, books are tagged into very specific categories like gay uncles, tomboys, trans people, gay pride, homophobia, alternative family building, and more. This may be a great resource for finding just the right book a family really needs to help their child see someone like themselves in a book or to introduce a topic families aren't sure how talk about with their child.

Another good resources for finding books on these topics is Rainbow Lists<http://glbtrt.ala.org/rainbowbooks/rainbow-books-lists>. New lists are posted once a year. Books on these lists go through a vetting and selection process by a committee of librarians-specifically the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table and the Social Responsibilities Round Table.

If you know of other great resources for children's books about gender nonconformity and other LGBTQ related topics, please 'reply all' to share them with the group.


Katie Anderson, Library Support and Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
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