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LGBTQ-Inclusive Children’s Book Winners: 2016 ALA Youth Media Awards

George - Alex Gino

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced its picks for the best LGBTQ-inclusive children’s books of the year—making it one of my favorite days of the year. Let’s take a look.

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A Holiday Gift Guide for LGBTQ Families

Gay and Lesbian History for Kids

My annual gift guide for LGBTQ families is usually a roundup of the best LGBTQ-inclusive children’s and parenting books of the year—but I’m delighted that this year’s list includes several inclusive kids’ music albums as well.

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A Baker’s Dozen of Books About Adoption by LGBTQ Parents

In Our Mothers' House

It’s National Adoption Day, so I’m celebrating by sharing a baker’s dozen of books about LGBTQ parents and adoption–children’s books, memoirs, and social science studies.

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Two New LGBT History Books for Kids

Gay and Lesbian History for Kids

Two new books help fill the long-sparse landscape of LGBTQ histories for teen and tween readers—but one has some problems beneath the surface.

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Musical Cat Stars in New Book by “Heather” Author

Ketzel, the Cat who Composed

Ketzel, a real-life cat who gained brief fame in 1997 for winning a piano competition, is the charming subject of an absolutely adorable new picture book by Lesléa Newman, author of Heather Has Two Mommies.

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