Resource List: Books to Celebrate Gender Expression, Inclusion, and Pride

It is important for children to see themselves, their characteristics, and their values reflected in the books that they read. For young children, sharing stories related to gender, gender expression, and pride can instill a sense of inclusion and empathy towards others. Below is a list of resources that recommend books related to LGBTQ+ inclusion for children. Note that this list is not exhaustive, and many wonderful children’s books exist that speak to these topics.


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The Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Series highlights several early childhood topics to support parents and caregivers who are caring for young children. Use the list below to navigate through each series topic:

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