Read Proud: Picture Books about LGBTQ Families

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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh engages all of our communities in literacy and learning. Check out the titles below and ask your local librarian for more.

Daddy, Papa, and Me

A toddler enjoys a number of daily activities in the company of two loving fathers.

Home at Last

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.

I am Jazz

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.

In Our Mothers' House

Three young children experience the joys and challenges of being raised by two mothers.

Jacob's New Dress

Jacob, who likes to wear dresses at home, convinces his parents to let him wear a dress to school too.

Mommy, Mama, and Me

A toddler enjoys a number of daily activities in the company of two loving mothers.

Red: A Crayon's Story

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.

This Day in June

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

Worm Loves Worm

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?