Picture Books for GLBT Book Month

The American Library Association recognizes June as GLBT Book Month. Check out a picture book that explores the lives of the GLBT community.  

Red : a crayon's story by Michael 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.

Stella brings the family by Miriam B Schiffer

Stella brings her two fathers to school to celebrate Mother's Day.

I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel

Presents the story of a transgender child who traces her early awareness that she is a girl in spite of male anatomy and the acceptance she finds through a wise doctor who explains her natural transgender status.

This day in June by Gayle E Pitman

"A picture book illustrating a Pride parade. The endmatter serves as a primer on LGBT history and culture and explains the references made in the story"--.

A young boy faces adversity from classmates when he wears an orange dress at school.

Heather has two mommies by Lesléa Newman

When Heather goes to playgroup, at first she feels bad because she has two mothers and no father, but then she learns that there are lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson

At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches..

Illustrations and brief text describe all kinds of differences that are "okay," such as "It's Okay to be a different color," "It's Okay to need some help," "It's Okay to be adopted," and "It's Okay to have a Different nose.".