Pride 2021: Picture Books
Did you miss our Drag Storytime? Not to worry, you can still check out some LGBTQIA+ picture books to enjoy at home!
Clicking the titles will lead you to the book in our catalog, where you can put materials on hold. How to place a hold.
Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack and illustrated by Stevie Lewis
A prince’s search for a bride is interrupted when a dragon attacks their kingdom. Will the knight who fights by his side offer more than just help during battle?
Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Julián knows he is a mermaid. But what will Abuela think of his mermaid outfit?
They, She, He, Me: Free to be! by Maya Christina Gonzalez and Matthew Smith-Gonzalez
This picture book begins with a very simple introduction to pronouns of all types. Some paragraphs about pronouns as well as a note to adults follow. Great information for all ages!
Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen
Chloe’s favorite uncle is getting married. Can she be happy for him? Will he still have time for her once he has a husband?
My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis and illustrated by Suzanne DeSimone
The Princess Boy loves to wear sparkly dresses and tiaras. His mother looks on as he interacts with the world.
Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman and illustrated by Laura Cornell
In this classic, Heather tells readers all about her life with her moms and her first day of school.
Stonewall: A building, an uprising, a revolution by Rob Sanders and illustrated by Jamey Christoph
This nonfiction picture book is told from the perspective of the buildings that became the Stonewall Inn. We learn about their history from their time as horse stables through the revolutionary uprising in 1969 to their status as a National Historic Landmark. Photos and an interview with an activist that participated in the uprising close out the book.
Pride: The story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders and illustrated by Steven Salerno
This colorful book tells the history of the Rainbow Pride flag and describes Harvey Milk’s dream for the future. It also includes some bibliographical notes, a timeline, and relevant photos.
When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita
When Aidan realizes that he’s actually a boy, his parents help him make his life fit him better. Then his parents let him know that soon, he’ll be a big brother. What if Aidan gets things wrong, the way the world got his gender wrong? Will he be any good at this big brother business?
It Feels Good to be Yourself: A book about gender identity by Theresa Thorn and illustrated by Noah Grigni
Introducing words like nonbinary, transgender, and cisgender, this picture book very clearly lays out the basics of gender identity. It includes a glossary as well as some additional resources to learn more.
Introducing Teddy: A gentle story about gender and friendship by Jessica Walton and illustrated by Dougal MacPherson
Errol’s friend Teddy is sad. Can Errol listen and accept Teddy for who they are?