By Jessica Love
While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume.
By J.J. Austrian (E Aust)
Two worms in love decide to get married, and with help from Cricket, Beetle, Spider, and the Bees they have everything they need and more, but which one will be the bride and which the groom?
By Michael Hall (E Hall)
Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.
By Sara O'Leary
A teacher asks her class to think about what makes their family special, the answers are all different in many ways but the same in one way that matters most of all. One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special.
By Vera B. Williams (E Will)
After Lester is adopted from his foster home by Daddy Albert and Daddy Rich, he can't fall asleep in his new bed. What will it take to make Lester feel home at last?
By Christian Trimmer (E Trim)
Teddy has a lot of cool toys. But his very favorite doll has the best manners, the sickest fighting skills, and a fierce sense of style.
By Patricia Polacco (E Pola)
Three young children experience the joys and challenges of being raised by two mothers.
By Megan Dowd Lambert
As they play, Mia and Tayja don’t have to pretend. They know in their hearts that they're real sisters, even though others don't always recognize this since they're adopted and don't look alike. Safe in the knowledge that adoption has made them "forever family," the sisters end their make-believe journey with a joyful homecoming to a real home with their two moms.
By Daniel Haack (E Haac)
When a maiden reluctantly attends a ball for her friend, the prince, everyone considers her his perfect match until she surprises them--and herself--by finding true love with someone else.
By Harry Woodgate (E Wood)
A child who enjoys Grandad's stories of his travels and adventures with Gramps persuades him to fix up their old camper and take another trip, in honor of Gramps.
By Robin Stevenson
A rhyming alphabet book about a young child and their family are having a wonderful time together celebrating Pride Day―meeting up with Grandma, making new friends and eating ice cream. But then something terrible happens: their dog gets lost in the parade!
By Desmond is Amazing
Desmond is Amazing is a drag-kid, model, fashion icon, and social justice activist. When he isn't slaying on the catwalk or performing drag, he's an outspoken anti-bullying and LGBTQ advocate. In this uplifting picture book about being yourself.
By Matthew Burgess (EB Hari)
Truly devoted to the idea of public art, Haring created murals wherever he went. Often seen drawing in white chalk on the matte black paper of unused advertising space in the subway, Haring’s iconic pop art and graffiti-like style transformed the New York City underground in the 1980s. A member of the LGBTQ community, Haring died tragically at the age of thirty-one from AIDS-related complications.
By Gayle E. Pitman (E Pitm)
A child celebrates her Maddy, who is neither mommy nor daddy but a little bit of both, like so many things in nature. Includes note to parents.
By Vincent X. Kirsch
Archie and Zack are inseparable, both in elementary school and outside it, but Archie is having trouble telling Zack about his love, so he writes a letter, from A. to Z. In fact, he writes a lot of letters, but they do not sound right so he hides them, and though his other friends, Zelda, Zinnia, and Zuzella, find the letters, they all understand who the letters are really for.
By Seamus Kirst (E Kirs)
When a classmate insists a family must have a mother and a father, Riley fears she will have to choose between Papa and Daddy until her fathers assure her that love makes a family.
By Jodie Patterson
In this book the reader learns about 34 disabled artists, thinkers, athletes, and activists from past and present. Learn how these iconic figures have overcome obstacles, and used their differences to pave the way for others by making their bodies and minds work for them.