10 Books With LGBTQ Characters for Kids Celebrating Pride Month

Looking for a way to celebrate and honor Pride Month with your young kid? From books with main characters who are LGBTQ or still figuring out their sexual orientations to stories of straight kids or teens with gay friends or parents, these books portray many aspects of the LGBTQ experience. Many of these books have been published within the last year, a happy indication that more and more families are celebrating diversity in gender and sexual identity.


Heather Has Two Mommies

Authored by Leslea Newman, illustrated by Laura Cornell

Twenty-five years after its controversial debut, this updated version of a now-classic tale of a little girl with same-sex parents comes across as a sweet, gentle message of inclusion and acceptance.

Recommended for ages 3 and older

Quality: 4 out of 5

Candlewick, 2017




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