Read Proud: Conversation Starters for Talking to Children About Gender and LGBTQ Topics

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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.

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. You can also check out this title as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.

Jacob's Room to Choose

After kindergarteners Jacob and Sophie are prevented from using their school’s bathrooms, their teacher helps her students write new rules about who can use which bathroom.

Sex Is a Funny Word

A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities; an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers. You can also check out this title as eBook on Overdrive/Libby or as eBook on Hoopla.

They She He Me: Free to Be!

Pronouns serve as a familiar starting point for kids and grown-ups to expand ideas about gender and celebrate personal expression with fun imagery that provides a place to meet and play.

Who Are You? The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity

An introduction to gender for ages 3+, with straightforward language for talking about how we experience gender: our body, our expression,and our gender identity. Ideal for use in the classroom or at home, it includes an interactive wheel and a guide for adults, explaining key concepts and identifying useful discussion points.