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Category Archives: Books for Kids

Updated Children’s Book Classic Now Includes Same-Sex Parents

All Kinds of Families

Forty years ago, a children’s book broke new ground in its depiction of a wide range of family diversity. Now it’s getting an update that includes even more variety—including families with same-sex parents.

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Gender-Bending Worms Marry In New Children’s Book

Worm Loves Worm

A delightful new picture book features two worms who want to marry, but have a dilemma. Their friends want to know: which one of them will be the bride, and which one the groom?

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This Book Is a “Flashlight” for Youth with LGBTQ Parents

Let's Get This Straight

(I first reviewed Let’s Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents several years ago for my newspaper column, but since “Throwback Thursday” is a thing around the Internet, I thought I’d post this again. It’s a great read for tweens, teens, and their parents.)

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9 of 10 Most Challenged Books Have Diverse Content

ALA Top Ten Most Challenged Books 2015

The American Library Association (ALA) has released its annual list of the 10 most frequently challenged books—and nine of them have “diverse” content, four related to LGBTQ topics.

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School Librarians Offer Books, Safe Spaces, for LGBT Youth


A new study has illuminated some of the ways in which school librarians are helping LGBT youth: with books, safe spaces, and emotional support.

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