Books to Read with your Kids to Celebrate LGBTQIA

Pride Month is here and if you don’t already have a few LGBTQIA books to read with your kids, we’ve got you covered! From books for toddlers to older children, there’s something for everyone here. It’s never too early to start teaching your children acceptance and about Pride. Read on below to find a book that’s right for you and your kids.

Lansing Mom is here to share our tried and true favorites. This post does contain affiliate links that help support our small business but every product is something we love! 

My Two Moms and Me

This book follows a family with lesbian moms who go through their normal day. Great for toddler-aged children. Written by Michael Joosten.

My Two Dads and Me

This book follows a family with dads who go through their normal day. Great for toddler-aged children. Written by Michael Joosten.

Auntie Uncle: Drag Queen Hero

Auntie Uncle is a book that celebrates Pride featuring a little boy who has an auntie uncle! His Auntie Uncle Leo performs drag as Auntie Lotta and, in the book, saves the day. This book is great for toddler and elementary-aged children. Written by Ellie Royce.

Julián is a Mermaid

Julián is a gender nonconforming child that would love to dress as a mermaid! Follow Julián on his journey to celebrate his individuality. Elementary-aged children. Written by Jessica Love.

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

This is the story of how the Gay Pride Flag was created and its history! This book is for elementary-aged children. Written by Rob Sanders.

Zenobia July

In this story, Zenobia is heading to a new school and, for the first time, is doing so as a girl. Follow along to see how she creates a family in the LGBTQ community. Meant for Middle School aged children. Written by Lisa Bunker.

Middle School’s A Drag, You Better Werk!

This story is about Mikey Pruitt who is starting his own talent agency leading up to the talent show. Mikey meets Julian and together they work to help Mikey be openly gay at school. Middle school-aged children. Written by Greg Howard.

This Day in June

Join in on the parade and marches in this book that celebrates pride and coming together. Written by Gayle E. Pitman.

They She He Me, Free to Be

This book uses pronouns to underscore different gender presentations and begins a conversation about being free to be. This book is great for toddlers and up. Written by Maya Christina Gonzalez and Matthew Gonzales.

Better Nate than Ever 

This book is all about being yourself and finding yourself even– if it means doing things in a different way than others! Great for middle school-aged children. Written by Tim Federle.

We hope you found some LGBTQIA books here for you and your family to begin, or continue, conversations about acceptance, understanding, and love for all people. If you’re looking for more books that celebrate diversity head here.


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