Pride Month, honored throughout the month of June in the US, is a joyful celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and a reminder that all people, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, deserve the same rights as everyone else.
To celebrate this month, you might enjoy this book list from Tandem Early Learning, created by Emely Rojas, early learning specialist and Savitha Moorthy, executive director. The resource also includes talking points and ideas for facilitating meaningful conversations, along with a printable tip sheet from Rainbow Kids that highlights simple strategies for discussing these topics with young children.
Check out the full list of selections or find a few of our favorites listed below:
Pride 123, written by Michael Joosten and illustrated by Wednesday Holmes. This colorful, energetic counting board book celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community, love, and standing up for who you are – all while counting to ten. This book can be enjoyed by little ones from 1 – 5 years old.
Adventures with my Daddies, written by Gareth Peter and illustrated by Garry Parsons. This book describes the bedtime routine and lively bedtime stories enjoyed by a family with two fathers. As they read to their little one, this LGBTQ+ family enters the story’s pages to battle dragons, dodge deadly dinosaurs, and travel to the moon, before winding down to a cozy goodnight ending. This story will be enjoyed by preschoolers, from 3 – 5 years old.
You Come from Love, written by Adam Motz and illustrated by Jordan Aspiras. This book is written as a parent’s personal answer to his twin daughters’ questions about their origin. This book can be enjoyed by older preschoolers and children in pre-k, 4 years old, and up.