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Category Archives: Books for Kids

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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Author of Heather Has Two Mommies Discusses Book’s Message

Banned Books Week 2015

It’s Banned Books Week, so here’s a video of author Lesléa Newman reading from the new edition of her book, Heather Has Two Mommies, and talking about its “big controversial message.”

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7th Grader Creates Spanish Edition of LGBTQ-Inclusive Picture Book

Dragon Diferente

The Different Dragon features a child with two moms but isn’t “about” them being a two-mom family—and is now available in a Spanish translation by an inspired seventh-grade student!

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More Diversity than Ever in LGBTQ-Inclusive Picture Books


Recent LGBTQ-inclusive picture books have been increasingly diverse in terms of family structure, race/ethnicity, and gender identity. They offer us stories that address specific LGBTQ concerns along with ones that simply include LGBTQ characters.

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