Kids Pride List

Small town pride

Phil Stamper
ISBN: 9780063118782

"Jake is just starting to enjoy life as his school’s first openly gay kid. While his family and friends are accepting and supportive, the same can’t be said about everyone in their small town of Barton Springs, Ohio. When Jake’s dad hangs a comically large pride flag in their front yard in an overblown show of love, the mayor begins to receive complaints. A few people are even concerned the flag will lead to something truly outlandish: a pride parade. Except Jake doesn’t think that’s a ridiculous idea. Why can’t they hold a pride festival in Barton Springs? The problem is, Jake knows he’ll have to get approval from the town council, and the mayor won’t be on his side. And as Jake and his friends try to find a way to bring Pride to Barton Springs, it seems suspicious that the mayor’s son, Brett, suddenly wants to spend time with Jake. But someone that cute couldn’t possibly be in league with his mayoral mother, could he?"--Page [2] of cover.

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Nikhil out loud

Maulik Pancholy
ISBN: 9780063091924

"From the acclaimed actor and Stonewall Honor-winning author of The Best at It, Maulik Pancholy, comes a new middle grade novel about a gay Indian American boy who learns the power of using his voice. Thirteen-year-old Nikhil Shah is the beloved voice actor for Raj Reddy on the hit animated series Raj Reddy in Outer Space. But being a star on TV doesn't mean you have everything figured out behind the scenes. . . . When his mom temporarily moves them to the small town in Ohio where she grew up to take care of Nikhil's sick grandfather, Nikhil feels as out of orbit as his character. Nikhil's fame lands him the lead in the school musical, but he's terrified that everyone will realize he's a fraud once they find out he can't sing. And when a group of conservative parents start to protest, making it clear they're not happy with an openly gay TV star being in the starring role, Nikhil feels like his life would be easier if only he could be Raj Reddy full-time. Then Nikhil wakes up one morning and hears a crack in his voice, which means his job playing Raj will have to come to an end. Life on earth is way more complicated than life on television. And some mysteries--like new friendships or a sick grandparent or finding the courage to speak out about what's right--don't wrap up neatly between commercial breaks." -- Publisher marketing.

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Everything together

by Benjamin Klas ; illustrated by Fian Arroyo
ISBN: 9781947159655

"When Jeremiah arrives in Minneapolis to spend the summer with his Dad, everything feels odd. His dad's fiancé, Michael, is deep into wedding plans. Jeremiah feels out of place. Never one to make new friends easily, he starts volunteering in an English class for refugees. Here, Jeremiah finds unexpected friendship. Everything Together is about exploring your place in the world and the tangled ways we connect"-- Provided by publisher.

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Too bright to see

Kyle Lukoff
ISBN: 9780593111154

In the summer before middle school, eleven-year-old Bug must contend with best friend Moira suddenly caring about clothes, makeup, and boys; a ghost haunting; and the truth about Bug's gender identity.

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A home for goddesses and dogs

Leslie Connor
ISBN: 9780062796783

"After the death of her mother, Lydia moves in with her aunts and learns to find a new family of inspiring women and loving dogs"-- Provided by publisher.

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Candidly Cline

Kathryn Ormsbee
ISBN: 9780063059993

Cline Alden's grandmother says that music is in the family's blood, but Cline's mother is dead-set against her daughter's dreams of becoming a country music singer; Cline is determined to find the money to attend a Young Singer-Songwriter Workshop in Lexington (not too far from her Paris, Kentucky home), so now she has a lot on her mind--she is hiding things from her mother, she is losing her beloved grandmother to Alzheimer's, and she has begun to acknowledge, to herself at least, that she is more attracted to girls then boys.

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'Twas the night before Pride

written by Joanna McClintick ; illustrated by Juana Medina
ISBN: 9781536213430

A glittering celebration of queer families puts Pride gently in perspective--honoring those in the LBGTQ+ community who fought against injustice and inequality. Pride Day is a day that means "Together, we are strong!" With bright, buoyant illustrations and lyrical, age-appropriate rhyme modeled on "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," it tackles difficult content such as the Stonewall Riots and the AIDS marches.

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Stella brings the family

by Miriam B. Schiffer ; illustrations by Holly Clifton-Brown
ISBN: 9781452111902

Stella brings her two fathers to school to celebrate Mother's Day.

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Mama and Mommy and me in the middle

Nina LaCour ; illustrated by Kaylani Juanita
ISBN: 9781536211511

When her mother goes on a business trip, a little girl, who loves to sit between Mama and Mommy at the table, misses her a lot and feels empty until Mommy finally comes home, filling the void with love.

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Julián is a mermaid

Jessica Love
ISBN: 9780763690458

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes -- and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself?

Audiobook available from the Alaska Digital Library.

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Maiden & princess

words by Daniel Haack & Isabel Galupo ; art by Becca Human
ISBN: 9781499807769

When a maiden reluctantly attends a ball for her friend, the prince, everyone considers her his perfect match until she surprises them--and herself--by finding true love with someone else.

Prince & knight

words by Daniel Haack ; pictures by Stevie Lewis
ISBN: 9781499805529

A prince and a knight in shining armor find true love in each other's embrace after fighting a dragon together.

My footprints

written by Bao Phi ; illustrated by Basia Tran
ISBN: 9781684460007

Upset after being bullied, Thuy, a Vietnamese American, pretends she is different creatures, including an especially strong, wonderful being made up of her two mothers and herself. Includes note about the phoenix and the Sarabha.

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Mr. Watson's chickens

written by Jarrett Dapier ; illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi
ISBN: 9781452177144

Mr. Watson loves his three chickens, and every morning he and Mr. Nelson count them; but when they start to multiply, his house and tiny yard are soon overrun, and the noise and mess are driving Mr. Nelson crazy--so the couple set out to find a new home for the chickens.

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It feels good to be yourself : a book about gender identity

written by Theresa Thorn ; illustrated by Noah Grigni
ISBN: 9781250302953

A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader from writer Theresa Thorn and illustrator Noah Grigni. 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. With child-friendly language and vibrant art, It Feels Good to Be Yourself provides young readers and parents alike with the vocabulary to discuss this important topic with sensitivity.

Identity and gender

Charlie Ogden
ISBN: 9780778732686

"Identities are the ways that people think about and see themselves. Family, culture, and values shape our identities, but it is important to be happy with who you are. GEnder often makes up a large part of our identity. Whether male or female, a person's gender is more about which sex they strongly identify themselves as being. An activity encourages further discussion"--Back cover.

Be amazing : a history of pride

by Desmond Is Amazing ; pictures by Dylan Glynn
ISBN: 9780374312589

Desmond is Amazing is a drag-kid, model, fashion icon, and social justice activist. When he isn't slaying on the catwalk or performing drag, he's an outspoken anti-bullying and LGBTQ advocate. In this uplifting picture book about being yourself, Desmond shows how he can be amazing thanks to courageous people like Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and RuPaul who paved the way for a safer, more inclusive society for LGBTQ individuals. A kid-friendly primer to LGBTQ history that covers everything from the Stonewall Riots to RuPaul's Drag Race, Be Amazing shows young readers why we should celebrate the fight for LGBTQ rights.

Rainbow : a first book of pride

by Michael Genhart, PhD ; illustrated by Anne Passchier
ISBN: 9781433830877

"Children from different kinds of families demonstrate the original meanings of the colors in the rainbow flag, and then come together at a Pride parade." -- (Source of summary not specified)

People of pride : 25 great LGBTQ Americans

by Chase Clemesha, MD
ISBN: 9781684462162

"What do Frank Ocean, Sally Ride, George Takei, and Sharice Davids all have in common? They're all proud LGBTQ Americans! Featuring people from a variety of occupations and backgrounds, this collection of 25 short biographies demonstrates the diversity, accomplishments, and pride within the American LGBTQ community."--Amazon.

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Gay & lesbian history for kids : the century-long struggle for LGBT rights, with 21 activities

Jerome Pohlen
ISBN: 9781613730829

"Who transformed George Washington's demoralized troops at Valley Forge into a fighting force that defeated an empire? Who cracked Germany's Enigma code and shortened World War II? Who successfully lobbied the US Congress to outlaw child labor? And who organized the 1963 March on Washington? Ls, Gs, Bs, and Ts, that's who...This up-to-date history includes the landmark Supreme Court decision making marriage equality the law of the land. Twenty-one activities enliven the history and demonstrate the spirited ways the LGBT community has pushed for positive social change."--Provided by publisher.

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The Stonewall Riots : coming out in the streets

Gayle E. Pitman ; foreword by Fred Sargeant
ISBN: 9781419737206

"This book is about the Stonewall Riots, a series of spontaneous, often violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBTQ+) community in reaction to a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The Riots are attributed as the spark that ignited the LGBTQ+ Movement. The author describes American gay history leading up to the Riots, the Riots themselves, and the aftermath, and includes her interviews of people involved or witnesses, including a woman who was ten at the time. Profusely illustrated, the book includes contemporary photos, newspaper clippings among other period objects. A timely and necessary read, The Stonewall Riots helps readers to understand the history and legacy of the LGBTQ+ movement"-- Provided by publisher.

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Pride : the story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

written by Rob Sanders ; illustrated by Steven Salerno
ISBN: 9780399555312

Traces the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world.

Ebook available from the Alaska Digital Library.

Stonewall : a building. an uprising. a revolution

written by Rob Sanders ; illustrated by Jamey Christoph
ISBN: 9781524719524

Describes the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969, which sparked the gay liberation movement in the United States, and details the history of LGBTQ rights since the riots.

Pride : celebrating diversity & community

Robin Stevenson
ISBN: 9781459809932

"This work of nonfiction for middle readers examines what -- and why -- gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their supporters celebrate on Pride Day every June"--Title page verso.