There’s no question that Pride feels different this year. We’re still marching, but now the #BlackLivesMatter and #TransLivesMatter protest signs are filling the crowds as well as the rainbows and the #LoveisLove signs. And honestly, this is exactly as it should be — because without intersectionality, we can’t achieve equality. Right now, all parents should be talking to their kids about racism, teaching them how to be activists and how to use their privilege for good, and reading diverse, inclusive children’s books to them. That goes for books by Black authors and illustrators, books featuring kids of color, and also books that celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride and all the ways queer and gender-nonconforming folx and families can look, be, live, and love.
Whether you’re an LGBTQ+ parent yourself, have a child who identifies as queer or non-binary, or are just plain a parent in 2020 wanting to educate your kids on the history of queer and trans activism and all the ways it’s so, so cool to celebrate our differences, we’ve got some fantastic books for you. From picture books even the littlest ones can understand, such as Love is Love and The GayBCs, to books that make education fun, such as Gay & Lesbian History For Kids, and Intersection Allies: We Make Room for All, there’s a beautiful LGBTQ+-inclusive book here for any age, any gender, and any kid. Just try to read them all without tearing up; it may be impossible.
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