Monday, July 25, 2016

Looking for LGBTQ Books for Kids?

Looking for LGBTQ-inclusive children’s books? Try some classics that are available free online. Open Library, a project of the non-profit Internet Archive,, has the goal of creating one Web page for every book ever published—but also has a free e-book lending library that includes these children’s books featuring LGBTQ parents. Once you register for a free Open Library account, you can borrow up to five titles for two weeks each.

What a great resource!

Some of the available titles include:
  • Zack’s Story: Growing Up with Same-Sex Parents, by Keith Elliot Greenberg; photographs by Carol Halebian. 1996. 
  • Daddy’s Roommate, by Michael Willhoite. 1990. 
  •  Heather Has Two Mommies, by LeslĂ©a Newman. 2000. 
  •  Gloria Goes to Gay Pride, by Lesléa Newman. 1991. 
  • Love Makes a Family: Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Parents and their Families, photographs by Gigi Kaeser; edited by Peggy Gillespie. 1999. 
  • Two Moms, the Zark, and Me, by Johnny Valentine. 1993.