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 Promise

A children’s book that celebrates honest and intimate moments of gay parenting. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.

Julián is a Mermaid

A picture book celebration of self-love and individuality, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world. You can also check out this title as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.

Love Makes a Family

Whether you have one parent, two moms, two dads, a mom and a dad, or another wonderful caregiver, there’s one thing that makes a family a family: love.

Mommy, Mama, and Me

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

Neither

In this colorful and touching story that celebrates what makes each of us unique, a little creature that’s not quite a bird and not quite a bunny–it’s “neither”–searches for a place to fit in. In the Land of This and That, there are only two kinds: blue bunnies and yellow birds. But one day a funny green egg hatches, and a little creature that’s not quite a bird and not quite a bunny pops out. It’s neither!

One of a Kind Like Me

When Danny wants to be a princess in the school parade, his mother gives him her unconditional support.

Pride Colors

In this photographic concept book, babies and toddlers are introduced to the Pride flag and the meaning behind each color. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.

Prince & Knight

In this modern fairy tale, a noble prince and a brave knight come together to defeat a terrible monster and in the process find true love in a most unexpected place.

Rainbow: A First Book of Pride

Children from different kinds of families demonstrate the original meanings of the colors in the rainbow flag, and then come together at a Pride parade.

When Aidan Became a Brother

Aidan, a transgender boy, experiences complicated emotions as he and his parents prepare for the arrival of a new baby.