In honor of Pride Month, we’ve selected 30 LGBTQ-friendly books for young readers that celebrate families, diversity, and being true to yourself!

  • This Day in June

    In a wildly whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBT community; This Day In June is an excellent tool for teaching respect, acceptance, and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

  • Home at Last

    A poignant, timely, and universal picture book about fear, adoption, family, and the joy of fatherhood, written by beloved and award-winning author Vera B. Williams and illustrated by the author in collaboration with two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka.

  • Stella Brings the Family

    Stella's class is having a Mother's Day celebration, but what's a girl with two daddies to do? Fortunately, Stella finds a unique solution to her party problem in this sweet story about love, acceptance, and the true meaning of family.

  • Donovan's Big Day

    Donovan's two moms are getting married, and he can't wait for the celebration to begin. Any boy or girl with same-sex parents—or who knows a same-sex couple—will appreciate this picture book about love, family, and marriage.

  • In Our Mothers' House

    The oldest of three adopted children recalls her childhood with mothers Marmee and Meema, as they raised their African American daughter, Asian American son, and Caucasian daughter in a lively, supportive neighborhood.

  • Worm Loves Worm

    Two worms in love decide to get married, and with help from Cricket, Beetle, Spider, and the Bees they have everything they need and more, but which one will be the bride and which the groom?

  • A Family is a Family is a Family

    When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways -- but the same in the one way that matters most of all.

  • Real Sisters Pretend

    Told with simple words and playful illustrations, this book touches on the topics of adoption, two moms, and multiracial family life.

  • One Family

    In this story that introduces numbered groups from one to ten, we realize that families can be many things.

  • Heather has Two Mommies

    When Heather goes to playgroup, at first she feels bad because she has two mothers and no father, but then she learns that there are lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.

  • The Boy & the Bindi

    When Ammi teaches her son about the significance of the dot she wears on her forehead, he insists that he wants to wear a bindi, too.

  • Julián is a Mermaid

    In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.

  • When You Look out the Window

    This picture book introduces kids to LGBTQ civil rights activists and couple Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, who fought for change in San Francisco and across the country.

  • Jacob's New Dress

    Jacob, who likes to wear dresses at home, convinces his parents to let him wear a dress to school too.

  • Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

    Throughout this heartening story, touches of tangerine point to the elements in Morris's world that are important to him: his mother's flaming tresses; his cat, Moo; and a dress from the school dress-up box. When he wears it, he feels wonderful.

  • We All Have Different Families

    Families come in all forms and sizes. Who is in your family? Let's share and celebrate what makes each family special!

  • Families

    Celebrate diversity with a picture book for very young children about the many faces of contemporary families. Big or small, similar or different-looking, there are all kinds of families.

  • Monday is One Day

    When Saturday and Sunday finally come, it's time for little ones and the adults who love them to play, share, and celebrate. Every day of the week offers a special opportunity for families to enjoy being together!

  • I Am Jazz

    The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere

  • Introducing Teddy

    Introducing Teddy introduces the youngest readers to understanding gender identity and transition in an accessible and heart-warming story about being true to yourself and being a good friend.

  • A Tale of Two Daddies

    A young girl describes how her two daddies help her through her day, including her poppa cooking eggs and toast, her daddy fixing her knee when she is hurt, and both fathers being there for her when she needs love.

  • A Tale of Two Mommies

    A young boy describes to two other children how his two mommies help him with all his needs.

  • Charlie & Mouse

    Charlie and Mouse, two young brothers, enjoy a day out together, attending an imaginary party and collecting rocks

  • Everywhere Babies

    Describes babies and the things they do from the time they are born until their first birthday. Delightful illustrations show babies in all kinds of loving families, including multicultural and same sex.


  • Maya Christina Gonzalez once again combines her talents as an artist and a storyteller to craft a gentle, empowering bilingual story about belonging, connecting with nature, and becoming your fullest self. Young readers will be inspired to dream and reach, reach and dream . . . and to be as free and unique as trees.

  • My Family, Your Family

    Examines the ways in which families can differ, such as differing numbers of parents and children in individual homes.

  • My Princess Boy

    Inspired by the author's son, and by her own initial struggles to understand, this is a heart-warming book about unconditional love and one remarkable family. It is also a call for tolerance and an end to bullying and judgments.

  • Be Who You Are

    Picture book encouraging kids to be proud of what makes them unique, where they come from, and how they express themselves and see the world.

  • The Family Book

    Represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what.

  • It's OK to be Different

    It's Okay to be Different is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism and diversity, and promote character growth.