Last week a teacher came to us looking for picture books that featured people who were both Black and part of the LGBTQ+ community. They wanted to talk with their class about Zaya Wade (Dwayne Wade's daughter, see an article here, or here), and they were looking for books with other heroes and regular kids they could highlight. We pulled all of the books we could find in the moment and snapped a photo to share on Instagram. We asked our followers to recommend any books that we missed. We have compiled your suggestions and their recommendations into one list. Please comment below if you can think of any others we may have missed!
Note: We have added * next to the title if the book is and Own Voices book. Check out these and many others on our Inclusive Book List.
When Aidan Became a Brother* by Kyle Lukoff and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita
Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Free to be Incredible Me* by Joelle Elizabeth Retener
They, She, He, Me Free to Be! by Maya & Matthew
They, She, He, Easy as ABC by Maya & Matthew
I Am Perfectly Designed* by Karamo Brown
A Church For All* by Gayle E. Pitman
After researching online, it was difficult to determine if Gayle is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but all of her books are about this topic.
The StoneWall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets by Gayle E. Pitman