Pride in Picture Books

Happy Pride!  Yesterday was the last day of June which means it was the last day of Pride Month!  To celebrate we are sharing picture books that celebrate identity and the LGBTQIA+ community. Each title focuses on the topics of identity, gender expression, or experiences of members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Whether they feature characters that buck gender norms, show love between same sex couples, contain information on pronouns, or share questions about identity, each book encourages children and families to be true to themselves.  Hopefully, they will also inspire love and acceptance, offer reinforcement of identity, and encourage open conversations.

Enjoy the books in the list below ALL YEAR LONG by calling your nearest Heights Libraries branch to order. 


Neither by Airlie Anderson

Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian

Rainbow: A First Book of Pride by Michael Genhart

They, She, He, Me, Free to Be by Maya Gonzalez

Maiden & Princess and Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack

Jacob’s Room to Choose by Ian Hoffman and Sarah Hoffman

I’m a Girl by Yasmin Ismail


I Am Jazz by Jazz Jennings

Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff

Plenty of Hugs by Fran Manushkin


Jamie is Jamie by Afsaneh Moradian

Be Amazing: A History of Pride by Desmond Napoles

Sparkle Boy by Lesléa Newman

The Family Book by Todd Parr


Who are You? The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity by Brook Pessin-Whedbee

This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman

Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer
Jack Not Jackie by Erica Silverman
Pride Colors by Robin Stevenson
Introducing Teddy by Jessica Walton

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