Saturday, March 7, 2020

My Two Mums: Let's Celebrate Adoption!

My Two Mums: Let's Celebrate Adoption! 
by Bryony Irving 
illus. by Kev Oubridge 
Language: English 
Hug Your Heart Books, 2018. 
27 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1999339681 ; 9781999339685 
Summary: My Two Mums is a sweet story-poem book with beautiful illustrations, celebrating the joy of living in a Forever Family made from love. It focuses on female same-sex adoption and is suitable for all adopted children and any child interested in diverse family lives. The author has worked therapeutically with adopted children for 20 years including many in same-sex families. This book is to celebrate the many amazing adopters and their children who have demonstrated the power of love in forming their families. The book briefly touches on the court process, training to adopt and on birth families but the main poem focuses on all the love, guidance and support the child receives within her family. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/My-Two-Mums-Celebrate-Adoption/dp/1999339681/

Where is Water?: The Mommy & Mama Family

Where is Water?: The Mommy & Mama Family 
written and illustrated by Etel Leit 
Language: English 
SignShine, 2019. 
43 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0988595214 ; 9780988595217 
Summary: Where is Water? is the story of a curious fish determined to learn where water is. When he finally asks the big question that seemingly no one can answer, he courageously embarks on a journey to find one. Curious Fish learns to believe in something he cannot see and realizes that the answer was with him all along. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Where-Water-Mommy-Mama-Family/dp/0988595214/

Every Family Is Different: Even Animal Families!

Every Family Is Different: Even Animal Families! 
by Constance O'Connor and Natalia Rojas 
illus. by Lucy Poley 
Language: English 
Friesen Press, 2019. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1525557874 ; 9781525557873 
Summary: Lots of people feel this way. But you only have to look to the animal kingdom to realize that families come in all shapes and sizes. Some families are large, with lots of siblings. Some are small, with just a single parent and one child. Some have two mommies or two daddies, and some have parents who adopt children to call their own. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Every-Family-Different-Animal-Families/dp/1525557874

Yala & Sunnie Meet Sam: A Gender Neutral Story in a New Age World

Yala & Sunnie Meet Sam: A Gender Neutral Story in a New Age World 
by Vikki Watkin 
illus. by Marc DuBois 
Language: English 
Tellwell Talent, 2019. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0228825202 ; 9780228825203 
Summary: The aim of this book is to raise questions and encourage conversation regarding some different ways of contending with racism, bullying, gender identity, friendships and social class issues among children and their families. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Yala-Sunnie-Meet-Sam-Neutral/dp/0228825202

I Have Two Dads

I Have Two Dads 
by Colleen LeMaire 
illus. by Marina Saumell 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2019. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1688205594 ; 9781688205598 
Summary: Families come in all shapes and sizes. The I Have Series believes every "Once Upon A Time" deserves a "Happily Ever After", and I Have Two Dads shows the beautiful love a same-sex family has for each other. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Have-Two-Dads/dp/1688205594

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Lucky Love and His Moms

Lucky Love and His Moms 
by Casey Lane 
illus. by Haleigh Mooney 
Language: English 
Casey Danielle, 2020. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1734306904 ; 9781734306903 
Summary: Meet Lucky Love! It's adoption day and he's a pup just trying to make sense of a big new world. But with two quirky moms, there's bound to be an endless supply of love and adventures outside (and inside) his lucky little heart! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Lucky-Love-Moms-Casey-Lane/dp/1734306904/

Uni: The Curious Little Seahorse

Uni: The Curious Little Seahorse 
written and illustrated by B. Zielinska 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2020. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798610907055 
Summary: A rhyming tale of a shy little seahorse embarking on a journey of self-discovery. Who will he meet? Will he find what he is looking for? Join Uni on his journey and discover the beauty of diversity through nature. (...)"Sexuality, appearance and size do not matter, What's inside is the heart of the matter. What makes a rainbow beautiful, Is that it has every hue; So arent's you glad Uni that you are you?" 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Uni-Curious-Little-Seahorse-Zielinska/dp/B084WT7FVC

Happy Together, a two-dad egg donation and surrogacy story

Happy Together, a two-dad egg donation and surrogacy story 
by Julie Marie 
illus. by Ashley Lucas 
Language: English 
Happy Together Children's Books, 2020.
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1733357262 ; 9781733357265 
Summary: Happy Together, a two-dad egg donation and surrogacy story, is a heartwarming book to help share the family building story with a young child. A story told through clear language and cheerful watercolor illustrations, readers will join Dada and Daddy bear on the journey to fulfill their greatest wish of becoming parents! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Together-two-dad-donation-surrogacy/dp/1733357262/

Max and Friends Book 3: Max on the Farm

Max and Friends Book 3: Max on the Farm 
by Kyle Lukoff 
illus. by Luciano Lozano 
Language: English 
Reycraft Books, 2020. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1478868635 ; 9781478868637 
Summary: Max and Teresa, one of his best friends, wind up having more fun (and a little trouble) than they bargained for on a class field trip to a farm. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Max-Frineds-Book-Farm/dp/1478868635/

The Name I Call Myself

The Name I Call Myself 
by Hasan Namir 
illus. by Cathryn John 
Language: English 
Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1551528096 ; 9781551528090 
Summary: Meet Ari, a young person who doesn’t like to be called by their birth name Edward: “When I think of the name Edward, I imagine old kings who snore a lot.” Throughout this beautiful and engaging picture book, we watch Ari grow up before our very eyes as they navigate the ins and outs of their gender identity; we see how, as a child, they prefer dolls and princess movies, and want to grow out their hair, though their father insists on cutting it short, “because that’s what boys look like.” At nine, they play hockey but wish they could try on their mother’s dresses; at fifteen, they shave their face, hoping to have smooth skin like girls. At sixteen, they want to run away, especially from their father who insists, “You’re a boy, so you have to act like one.” Who will Ari become? Moving from age six to adolescence, The Name I Call Myself touchingly depicts Edward’s tender, solitary gender journey to Ari: a new life distinguished and made meaningful by self-acceptance and unconditional love. Ages 5 to 12. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Name-I-Call-Myself/dp/1551528096/

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Angus All Aglow

Angus All Aglow 
by Heather Smith 
illus. by Alice Carter 
Language: English 
Orca Books, 2018. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1459814932 ; 9781459814936 
Summary: Angus loves sparkly things, so much so that he can hear them. To Angus, shiny objects not only look beautiful; they also crackle, buzz and go whiz-bang-POP! His unique ability is lost, however, when Angus wears his grandma's beaded necklace to school, and his classmates tease him for his atypical choice. Saddened by their laughter, Angus stops hearing the sparkle. A gentle story of acceptance, generosity, and friendship, Angus All Aglow reminds us that it only takes one kind gesture to restore your sparkle, and returning the kindness can make you glow from the inside out. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1459814932

A Different Dolphin

A Different Dolphin 
by Aaron Clippinger 
illus. by Mike Shea 
Language: English 
Meadows Metropolis, 2016. 
50 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0692751521 ; 9780692751527
Summary: "A Different Dolphin" is a rhyming tale that showcases the sweetest and kindest mammal in all the seas. A finned friend with a kind heart, this dolphin is an individual who yearns for acceptance. However, because of his differences, because of who he is deep down inside, his community rejects him and casts him into loneliness and isolation. Stranded and in a state of despair, he even begins to question the value of his life. In his darkest hour and when all hope seems lost, loving ethereal sea creatures rise from the deep abyss and save him with their words of encouragement. With such genuine kindness expressed from these peculiar yet graceful monsters of the deep, our friendly dolphin soars with a newly discovered ray of inner strength and fortitude, and he bathes in a new light of self-compassion, acceptance, and appreciation….and it’s just in the nick of time. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0692751521

Except When They Don't

Except When They Don't 
by Laura Gehl 
illus. by Joshua Heinsz 
Language: English 
little bee books, 2019. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1499808046 ; 9781499808049 
Summary: This rhyming picture book encourages children to celebrate their individuality and lets them know that it's okay to play with whatever toys they want to! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Except-When-They-Dont-Laura/dp/1499808046/

he Only Boy in Ballet Class

The Only Boy in Ballet Class 
by Denise Gruska
illus. by Amy Wummer 
Language: English 
Gibbs Smith, 2007. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 142360220X ; 9781423602200 
Summary: Tucker loves ballet-even though some people don't understand his passion for dancing. Taunted by the boys on the football field, tortured by dorky twin sisters, and teased by his Uncle Frank, Tucker doesn't know how to help people see how ballet makes him feel . . . until one day, when an unexpected invitation to join the football game comes, and Tucker Dohr gets the chance to prove just what ballet dancing can do! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Only-Boy-Ballet-Class/dp/142360220X

Ballet Boy

Ballet Boy 
by Anfaney Gladwin 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1727612329 ; 9781727612325 
Summary: This uplifting story follows Mitchell to third grade when he becomes a ballet danseur. He is under attack by his peers for choosing to do ballet. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Ballet-Boy-Anfaney-Gladwin/dp/1727612329/

Harrison Dwight, Ballerina and Knight

Harrison Dwight, Ballerina and Knight 
by Rachael MacFarlane 
illus. by Spencer Laudiero
Language: English 
Imprint, 2019. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1250138582 ; 9781250138583 
Summary: Equal parts humor and heart, Harrison Dwight, Ballerina and Knight follows a young boy as he cycles through various feelings he experiences in everyday life. Harrison feels happiness, sadness, pride, fear, joy, anger, and courage―all while playing and imagining without limitation! With Harrison Dwight, boys everywhere will feel empowered to play in whatever way they choose and learn that it’s always okay to express what you’re feeling inside! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250138582/

Eleanor Wyatt, Princess and Pirate

Eleanor Wyatt, Princess and Pirate 
by Rachael MacFarlane 
illus. by Spencer Laudiero
Language: English 
Imprint, 2018. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1250138574 ; 9781250138576 
Summary: A young girl discovers that playtime is as boundless as imagination in this empowering, rhyming picture book. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250138574

Pirate Princess

Pirate Princess 
by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen 
illus. by Jill McElmurry 
Language: English 
HarperCollins, 2012. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0061142425 ; 9780061142420 
Summary: Princess Bea isn’t like other princesses—she prefers pirate ships above tea parties, the salty sea over silly dolls. But what’s a landlocked princess to do? Ahoy, Captain Jack to the rescue! When the captain offers Bea a place aboard his ship, it’s a dream come true—until she’s put to work swabbing the decks and making dinner for the crew. Can a princess like Bea put her royal gifts to work and make the pirates see that she’s seaworthy after all—or will they make her walk the plank? 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061142425

Were I Not A Girl: The Inspiring and True Story of Dr. James Barry

Were I Not A Girl: The Inspiring and True Story of Dr. James Barry 
by Lisa Robinson 
 illus. by Lauren Simkin Berke
Language: English 
Schwartz & Wade, 2020. 
40 p. : col ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1984849050 ; 9781984849052 
Summary: Like other girls of her time, Margaret Bulkley didn't go to school. She wouldn't grow up to own property, be a soldier, a doctor, or hold any job other than perhaps maid or governor--such was a girl's lot in 19th century England. And was she comfortable born in a girl's body? We will never know. What we do know is that at the age of 18, she tugged off her stockings and dress, cut her red-gold curls, and vanished. In her place appeared a young man. Margaret became James Barry. James would attend medical school, become a doctor and a soldier, travel the world. He would fall in love, deliver babies, and fight in a duel. And he would live a rich full life. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1984849050/

Mom Marries Mum!

Mom Marries Mum! 
by Ken Setterington 
illus. by Alice Priestley 
Language: English 
Toronto: Second Story Press, 2020. 
18 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1772601349 ; 9781772601343 
Summary: A brother and sister are thrilled that their mom and mum are getting married! After dancing around the living room, they are full of questions. Will Nana and Pop be there? Will they get to dress up? The answer is yes! They celebrate the wedding outdoors with family and friends. And most importantly, they all get to blow bubbles! A beautiful celebration of a loving family celebrating an important day together. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1772601349

My Family, Your Family!

My Family, Your Family! 
by Kathryn Cole 
illus. by Cornelia Li 
Language: English 
Toronto: Second Story Press, 2020. 
16 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1772601330 ; 9781772601336 
Summary: There is no one size fits all when it comes to families. They can be large or small, blended or shared, here or there. The families in this book might have one dad or two moms. They might have grandparents or not. No brothers or sisters, or a lot! Your family or my family, whatever it’s like, it’s the perfect fit. The only tradition that matters in these families is that they love each other. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1772601330

Rain Boy

Rain Boy 
written and illustrated by Dylan Glynn 
Language: English 
Chronicle Books, 2020. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1452172803 ; 9781452172804 
Summary: Wherever he goes, Rain Boy brings wet—which means he's not very popular. Sun Kidd brings sunshine everywhere she goes, so everyone loves her. Only Sun Kidd sees what's special about Rain Boy. But when she invites him to her birthday party, disaster strikes, and Rain Boy storms. Now the world is nothing but rain. Will the other kids ever love Rain Boy for being himself? And. more importantly, can Rain Boy learn to love his rain? Debut author and illustrator Dylan Glynn's colorful and evocative illustrations color this story with all the emotions of the rainbow in this universal story of reaching out to those who look different from you, making new friends, and learning to love yourself. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1452172803

Rainbow Revolutions: Power, Pride, and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights

Rainbow Revolutions: Power, Pride, and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights 
by Jamie Lawson 
illus. by Eve Lloyd Knight 
Language: English 
Crocodile Books, 2020. 
96 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1623719526 ; 9781623719524 
Summary: Around one o'clock in the morning on June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York, sparking days of intense rioting. What happened at Stonewall sent shockwaves around the world, and became a defining moment for the LGBTQ+ community. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1623719526/

Princess Kevin

Princess Kevin 
by Michael Escoffier 
illus. by Roland Garrigue 
Language: English 
Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2020. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0711254354; 9780711254350 
Summary: This year, Kevin is going to the school costume show as a princess. His costume is perfect but he knows that the best costumes are authentic. So he is outraged that none of the knights will partner with him and complete the look. Things don't go quite a smoothly as he planned. Next year, there is only one thing for it. He will just have to be something even more fabulous. This is a heartwarming and funny story about imagination, diversity, and persevering at expressing your fabulous self. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0711254354

My Family Is Love

My Family Is Love 
by LuLu Kubes 
illus. by Jake Trusheim 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
25 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1721263764 ; 9781721263769 
Summary: Family structure has changed dramatically over the years. Family is no longer the standard, and several variations on the family have been created. My Family Is Love talks about many types of families that exist in our society today. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to what is the best type of family structure. As long as a family is filled with love and support for one another, Love Wins! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1721263764

Saturday, February 8, 2020

משפחה מיחדת במינה

משפחה מיחדת במינה 
by Yael Ben-Baruch 
illus. by Ornah Smorgonsky 
Language: Hebrew 
Tel Aviv : Boten, 2016 
24 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. 
Available: https://www.booknet.co.il/prodtxt.asp?id=91839#.Xj7A-xNKhBw

Mighty May Won't Cry Today

Mighty May Won't Cry Today 
by Kendra and Claire-Voe Ocampo 
illus. by Erica De Chavez 
Language: English 
Bunny Patch Press, 2020. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
Summary: We’ve created Mighty May Won’t Cry Today, a beautiful and professionally illustrated children’s picture book about May, a determined girl who tries not to shed a tear on her first day of school, but with the help of her two moms, learns why it's OK for her (and adults!) to cry. 
Available: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightymay/mighty-may-wont-cry-today-an-lgbtq-childrens-book?ref=dvc61n

Bling Blaine: Throw Glitter, Not Shade

Bling Blaine: Throw Glitter, Not Shade 
by Rob Sanders 
 illus. by Letizia Rizzo 
Language: English 
Sterling Children's Book, 2020. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1454934565 ; 9781454934561 
Summary: Blaine’s a boy who loves to shine . . . well actually, he loves to sparkle. Whether it's his uniform, his book bag, or even his baseball cap, Blaine’s all about the bling. But when his bling rubs some people the wrong way, and the bullying begins, Blaine—along with the entire school—starts to lose his shine. Can Blaine's friends bring back his glimmer and gleam by glittering up their own wardrobes? This delightful story proves that anyone can love bling, and that happiness comes when allies band together to throw glitter—not shade. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Bling-Blaine-Throw-Glitter-Shade/dp/1454934565/

Julián at the Wedding

Julián at the Wedding 
by Jessica Love 
Language: English 
Candlewick, 2020. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1536212385 ; 9781536212389 
Summary: 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Juli%C3%A1n-at-Wedding-Jessica-Love/dp/1536212385/

Rainbow Boy

Rainbow Boy 
by Taylor Rouanzion 
illus. by Stacey Chomiak
Language: English 
Beaming Books, 2020. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1506463983; 9781506463988 
Summary: A little boy attempts to answer one of the grown-ups' all-time favorite questions: "What's your favorite color?" But with so many wonderful colors to choose from, he doesn't know how to answer. He loves his pink sparkly tutu, bright red roses, soft yellow baby doll pajamas, and big, orange basketball. How will he ever pick? 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Rainbow-Boy-Taylor-Rouanzion/dp/1506463983/

My Rainbow

My Rainbow 
by DeShanna Neal; Trinity Neal 
illus. by Art Twink 
Language: English 
Kokila, 2020. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1984814605 ; 9781984814609 
Summary: A dedicated mom puts love into action as she creates the perfect rainbow-colored wig for her transgender daughter, based on the real-life experience of mother-daughter advocate duo Trinity and DeShanna Neal. Warm morning sunlight and love fill the Neal home. And on one quiet day, playtime leads to an important realization: Trinity wants long hair like her dolls. She needs it to express who she truly is. So her family decides to take a trip to the beauty supply store, but none of the wigs is the perfect fit. Determined, Mom leaves with bundles of hair in hand, ready to craft a wig as colorful and vibrant as her daughter is. With powerful text by Trinity and DeShanna Neal and radiant art by Art Twink, MY RAINBOW is a celebration of showing up as our full selves with the people who have seen us fully all along. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/My-Rainbow-DeShanna-Neal/dp/1984814605/

From Archie to Zack

From Archie to Zack 
by Vincent Kirsch 
Language: English 
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1419743678 ; 9781419743672 
Summary: “Archie loves Zack!” “Zack loves Archie!” Everyone said it was so. But Archie hasn’t told Zack yet. And Zack hasn’t told Archie. They spend just about every minute together: walking to and from school, doing science and art projects, practicing for marching band, learning to ride bikes, and so much more. Over the course of a few months, Archie tries to write a letter to Zack to tell him how he feels: “From A to Z.” None of his drafts sound quite right, so he hides them all away. One by one, Archie’s friends (Zelda, Zinnia, and Zuzella) find the letters . . . but they know exactly whom they’re meant for. This new picture book from Vincent X. Kirsch celebrates young, queer love in a whimsical, kid-friendly way. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1419743678

Benny's True Colors

Benny's True Colors 
by Norene Paulson 
 illus. by Anne Passchier 
Language: English 
Imprint, 2020. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1250207711 ; 9781250207715 
Summary: Discover the joy of being your true self in this uplifting and empowering picture book about Benny, who looks like a bat but knows that he really is a butterfly. Benny may look like a bat, but Benny doesn’t like flying at night or eating bugs, or hanging upside down. Benny does like sunshine and fluttering and colorful wings. On the inside, Benny knows he is a butterfly! “I want my outside to match who I am inside!” With the help of some butterfly friends in the garden, Benny makes a happy change. And his friends and his Momma all love him just the same. Benny’s True Colors is a transformative story about knowing your true self, and the joy of letting the world know you, too. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Bennys-True-Colors-Norene-Paulson/dp/1250207711/

Sylvia and Marsha: A Picture Book about the Trans Women of Color Who Started an Lgbtq+ Revolution!

Sylvia and Marsha: A Picture Book about the Trans Women of Color Who Started an LGBTQ+ Revolution! 
by Joy Ellison 
illus. by Tesh Silver 
Language: English 
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1787755304 ; 9781787755307 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Sylvia-Marsha-Picture-Started-Revolution/dp/1787755304/

Under Our Roof

Under Our Roof 
by Rebecca Stanton 
illus. by Kristy Gaunt 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2019. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1099023084 ; 9781099023088 
Summary: Under Our Roof is a perfect book for LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum/Inclusivity in families. It shows a nontraditional family, has clever rhymes and shares the most beautiful and simple message out there, that LOVE IS LOVE. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1099023084/

Part Of The Rainbow

Part Of The Rainbow 
by Asaf Rozanes 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2019. 
51 p. : col ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1793922926 ; 9781793922922 
Summary: Kids start understanding prejudice by the time they're 3 years old. They can distinguish between physical traits--hair color, height, weight, etc.--even earlier. Nearly one-fourth of students report being harassed or bullied on school property because of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1793922926/

Peanut Goes for the Gold

Peanut Goes for the Gold 
by Jonathan Van Ness 
illus. by Gillian Reid 
Language: English 
HarperCollins, 2020. 
32 p. : col. ill ; cm. 
ISBN: 0062941003 ; 9780062941008 
Summary: Peanut Goes for the Gold is a charming, funny, and heartfelt picture book that follows the adventures of Peanut, a gender nonbinary guinea pig who does everything with their own personal flare. Peanut just has their own unique way of doing things. Whether it’s cartwheeling during basketball practice or cutting their own hair, this little guinea pig puts their own special twist on life. So when Peanut decides to be a rhythmic gymnast, they come up with a routine that they know is absolutely perfect, because it is absolutely, one hundred percent Peanut. This upbeat and hilarious picture book, inspired by Jonathan’s own childhood guinea pig, encourages children to not just be themselves—but to boldly and unapologetically love being themselves. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062941003/

I'm a Girl!

I'm a Girl! 
by Yasmeen Ismail 
Language: English 
Bloomsbury USA Children's, 2016. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1619639750 ; 9781619639751 
Summary: Meet a little girl who's spontaneous, fast, and strong and loves winning. Sometimes she's mistaken for a boy, but she definitely isn't one! When she meets a boy who likes wearing princess dresses and playing dolls, they quickly discover shared interests and a wonderful friendship. I'm a Girl! is celebration of being who we are and not being restricted by stereotypes. Most of all it is joyful and full of energy. Be yourself - there's no one better! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1619639750/

Some People Do

Some People Do 
by Frank Lowe i
llus. by Josh Hara 
Language: English 
The Some People Do Children's Series, 2019. 
54 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 194544830X ; 9781945448300 
Summary: As a parent, discussing diversity with your child can be difficult, especially if you have your own questions. Some People Do boils this topic down to provide the simplest of answers. By the time your child finishes reading this book, they will have been introduced to all facets of people, without anyone being more revered than the other. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/194544830X/

Eli & Jedi's Super Sky Adventure

Eli & Jedi's Super Sky Adventure 
by Lerone Landis 
illus. by Wallok Art 
Language: English 
Free Xone Media, 2020. 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0578549778; 9780578549774 
Summary: Eli & Jedi's Super Sky Adventure is a children's picture book. The book follows the quest of a young boy named Eli and his wish to fly. He is faced with an unexpected challenge that will take him on an unforgettable adventure. Eli's family is a diverse one headed by his two dads. The importance of hard work and family are key to this story, yet the fun and the thrill of this tale is one that all kids and the entire family will surely enjoy. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0578549778/

You Were Made For Me: Mom*Mom*Donor Egg*Sperm*Embryo

You Were Made For Me: Mom*Mom*Donor Egg*Sperm*Embryo 
by Sheri Sturniolo 
illus. by Hannah Pak and Shay Larby 
Language: English 
Made for Me, 2020 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1732032297 ; 9781732032293 
Summary: Growing a family isn't always easy and sometimes mommies need a little help. See how the generosity and love of others can grow into the most wonderful gift. You Were Made For Me is a look into the unique ways that some families are made and the journey of love that brings them together. Using symbolism and sweet rhyming lyrics, You Were Made For Me introduces the complicated topic of being born with the help of donors to a young child. By giving children the "pieces of the puzzle," this book sparks their imagination and stimulates them to ask questions. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1732032297/

The Little Embryo That Could: An Introduction to IVF for Children

The Little Embryo That Could: An Introduction to IVF for Children 
by Megan Pounders 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2019. 
27 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 170564631X; 9781705646311 
Summary: You did the work, you and your wife created the most beautiful child in the world by IVF. Now what? As you enter the next stage of your life you may begin to struggle to find the words to explain IVF to your child. The little embryo that could is a colorful children’s book that explains the basic process of IVF. This book will open the doors to have a positive communication regarding conception, delivery, and birth by means of IVF.Sit back and enjoy the ride as I explain this process to my own son, conceived through IVF! Don’t worry, we will have families from all forms coming soon! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/170564631X/

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Poule ou coq: L’œuf bleu

Poule ou coq: L’œuf bleu 
by Jérôme Baldasso 
Language: French 
Independently published, 2019. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1676482237 ; 9781676482239 
Summary: Poule ou coq ! Être une poule quand on est coq ce n'est pas évident, le plus dur est de se faire accepter ! Poule ou coq, c'est l'histoire d'un coq, qui désire devenir une poule ! C'est une BD LGBT ludo-éducative, une très belle façon de faire accepter les différences. Poule ou coq se présente comme étant la première BD du genre, qui ose parer d'une certaine façon d'homosexualité et transgenre d'une manière très ludique et amusante pour les enfants! 
Available: https://www.amazon.fr/Poule-ou-coq-L%C5%93uf-bleu/dp/1676482237/

Llama Glamarama

Llama Glamarama 
by Simon James Green 
illus. by Garry Parsons 
Language: English 
Scholastic, 2020. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1407197037; 9781407197036 
Summary: Larry loves to groove and mooooove ... but will the others disapprove? Larry the llama's big secret is that late at night, when no one is watching, he loves to DANCE. Then, one day, he stumbles upon the Llama Glamarama! Will this raucous celebration give Larry the pride he needs to bring his dance back home? A hilarious, rhyming story with a powerful message about celebrating differences. 
Available: https://www.amazon.de/dp/1407197037/

She's My Dad!: A Story for Children Who Have a Transgender Parent or Relative

She's My Dad!: A Story for Children Who Have a Transgender Parent or Relative 
by Sarah Savage 
illus. by Joules Garcia 
Language: English 
London: Jessica Kingsley, 2020. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1785926152 ; 9781785926150 
Summary: 'My Dad's name is Haley. She used to be a he but now she is a she! Last year she did this thing called transition. She grew her hair long, painted her nails in bright colours and started wearing different clothes. 'When Mini's cousin accidentally misgenders her dad Haley, Mini explains why misgendering is hurtful and why we need to treat trans people with respect. Mini speaks with confidence about transitioning and gender identity and helps to educate and empower others with trans relatives or friends. 
Available: https://www.amazon.de/dp/1785926152/

Saturday, January 4, 2020

It's Okay to Be a Unicorn!

It's Okay to Be a Unicorn! 
written and illustrated by Jason Tharp 
Language: English 
Imprint, 2020. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1250311322; 9781250311320 
Summary: Cornelius J. Sparklesteed is known among all the other horses in Hoofington for his beautiful and creative handmade hats. But Cornelius is hiding a secret under his own tall, pointy hat: He’s really a unicorn. Hoofington is a friendly place, but its horses pass on lots of mean rumors about unicorns. When Cornelius is chosen to perform for this year’s Hoofapalooza, will he find the courage to show everyone his unicorniness? 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Its-Okay-Unicorn-Jason-Tharp/dp/1250311322/

Ellen DeGeneres (People of Pride)

Ellen DeGeneres (People of Pride) 
by Little Bee Books 
illus. by Victora Grace Elliott 
Language: English 
New York: little bee books, 2020. 
22 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1499810156 ; 9781499810158 
Summary: Ellen DeGeneres, one of the most recognizable entertainers in the world, has been making people laugh for nearly 40 years. As an actress, Ellen played the first gay lead character in a prime-time show, helping to pave the way for representation for LGBTQ people. Through her sitcoms, talk show, and iconic movies (Finding Nemo and Finding Dory), Ellen has become known for her hilarious wit and gigantic heart. Her activism and visibility have been transformative, and in 2016, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Ellen, among many other LGBTQ heroes, has been an incredible force, paving the way for future generations. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Ellen-DeGeneres-People-Pride-Little/dp/1499810156/

For Spacious Skies: Katharine Lee Bates and the Inspiration for America the Beautiful

For Spacious Skies: Katharine Lee Bates and the Inspiration for America the Beautiful 
by Nancy Churnin 
illus. by Olga Baumert 
Language: English 
Albert Whitman & Co., 2020. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0807525308 ; 9780807525302
Summary: Katharine Lee Bates first wrote the lines to "America the Beautiful" after a stirring visit to Pikes Peak in 1893. But the story behind the song begins with Katharine herself, who pushed beyond conventional expectations of women to become an acclaimed writer, scholar, suffragist, and reformer. Katharine believed in the power of words to make a difference, and in America the Beautiful, her vision of the nation as a great family, united from sea to shining sea, continues to uplift and inspire us all. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Spacious-Skies-Katharine-Inspiration-Beautiful/dp/0807525308/

Playing Wicked

Playing Wicked 
by Alex R. Kahler 
illus. by Ben Whitehousse 
Language: English 
Albert Whitman & Co., 2020. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0807587397; 9780807587393 
Summary: Dante loves playing make-believe. When he's with his friends, he's the wizened wizard or regal ruler. But when he's by himself, Dante would rather be the wicked queen. Then, one day, his dress and makeup are just so perfect that he braves the outdoors, delighting in his playful evilness. Will Dante find someone to play the hero to his villain? 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Playing-Wicked-Alex-R-Kahler/dp/0807587397/