The top 6 kid's books celebrating pride, love and diverse families
Many wonder what is it that we can do to reduce the culture of discrimination and hatred towards people from the LGBTQ community.
The answer is not just by attending marches or donating to organizations that support causes in favor of the these communities.
Our greatest responsibility as parents is to raise conscious and thoughtful children.
The first step is to inform ourselves so we can talk about issues such as racism to our children and stop avoiding this conversation as it was done in previous generations.
A great idea to start with, is to buy children's books with stories about diversity, respect, and inclusion.
Here we share 6 great recommendations for books in English or Bilingual with super cool illustrations for this Pride Month:
1. Love makes a family by Sophie Beer
"This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family… and that''s LOVE.
Love is baking a special cake. Love is lending a helping hand. Love is reading one more book. In this exuberant board book, many different families are shown in happy activity, from an early-morning wake-up to a kiss before bed. Whether a child has two moms, two dads, one parent, or one of each, this simple preschool read-aloud demonstrates that what''s most important in each family''s life is the love the family members share."
2. STELLA BRINGS THE FAMILY: A TALE OF TWO DADS ON MOTHER'S DAY
“Stella's class is having a Mother's Day celebration, but what's a girl with two daddies to do? It's not that she doesn't have someone who helps her with her homework, or tucks her in at night. Stella has her de ella Papa and Daddy who take care of her, and a whole gaggle of other loved ones who make her feel special and supported every day. She just doesn't have a mom to invite to the party. Fortunately, Stella finds a unique solution to her party problem in this sweet story about love, acceptance, and the true meaning of family. "
3. Mi familia es de otro mundo by Cecilia Blanco
Ilustrado por mi amigo Daniel Loewy:
"My family is from another world! This books talks about diversity in Family Models with humor and tenderness. Seven families that through strong ties of love between their members manage to adapt to changes. This book will help children see that their family - and that of others - is unique and that, after all, it is nothing from another world. For children and adults from all over the universe."
4. LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER PRESENTS A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MARLON BUNDO
"HBO''s Emmy winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children''s book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.
Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa from him, Mike Pence the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon''s life is about to change forever ...
With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming bunny book for kids explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this better Bundo book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different.
100 percent of Last Week Tonight''s proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United."
5. Unicorn Day by Diana Murray
I sent this book to my niece on her birthday, she loves unicorns. I found this website were you can personalize it, so itis printed with her name and her photo! So adorable right?. The story is about generosity and inclusion.
You will not regret buying this book, it is a must for all ages, ideal between 4-10 years for boys and girls.
"Hooray! Hooray! It's Unicorn Day! Thelma the Unicorn meets Uni the Unicorn in this rainbow-packed kids book guaranteed to delight you with its heartfelt message of inclusivity and dazzling glittery pictures. This clever, colorful, and over-the-top picture book about unicorns and unique-corns is a MUST for all unicorn lovers!
The most important rule of Unicorn Day is to have fun, fun, fun!
The unicorns are celebrating their favorite day of the year, complete with rainbows, cupcakes, butterflies, and all sorts of joyful things. But when it's revealed there's an impostor in their midst, the party comes to a screeching halt...
Will the unicorns welcome all and continue their fun in all its glittery glory?
Unicorn Day delights in everything that's special; unicorns, celebrations, and most importantly, friendship.
Goodreads Choice Award of 2019 Finalist "
6. Harvey Milk (People of Pride) by Little Bee Books and Victoria Grace Elliott
“In this beautifully illustrated board book series, parents can celebrate the accomplishments of LGBTQ heroes and introduce their little ones to the trailblazers who have shaped our world.
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay elected official in California. As a pro-LGBTQ politician, he advocated against the discrimination of LGBTQ people and became a beacon of hope for the LGBTQ community. His success in politics and his charming personality made him an icon. He championed LGBTQ causes and encouraged closeted members of the community to come out to friends and family".
How did you like our recommendations of books that educate kids about tolerance and acceptance of the LGBTQ community and diverse families?
Do you have a few more in your home library? Share the titles in the comments, we would love to continue the conversation.
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