June is Pride Month! In Canada, there is a long history of celebrating Pride, with its start in the early 1970s. This is the perfect time to learn all about the contributions and history of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, as well as celebrate open-mindedness and inclusion. Celebrate with picture books exploring themes of self-expression, identity and families in the 2SLGBTQI+ community. Fun picture book stories for kids representing the 2SLGBTQI+ community, from pride to gender identity, diverse families and more, it’s about celebrating who you are!
A dedicated mom puts love into action as she creates the perfect rainbow-colored wig for her transgender daughter, based on the real-life experience of mother-daughter advocate duo Trinity and DeShanna Neal
At New York City’s Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.
Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between. This sweet, straightforward exploration of gender identity will give children a fuller understanding of themselves and others. Written by the mother of a transgender child and illustrated by a non-binary transgender artist.
Based on a true transgender identity journey, the picture book I’m Not a Girl is an empowering story from writers Maddox Lyons and Jessica Verdi about a boy who is determined to be himself.
Chloë is jealous and sad when her favorite uncle announces that he will be getting married, but as she gets to know Jamie better and becomes involved in planning the wedding, she discovers that she will always be special to Uncle Bobby–and to Uncle Jamie, too.