Please note: while these months are a great time to showcase and uplift certain voices, we have to remember to do it all year long! Our goal is to continue to acknowledge the contributions of all groups of people throughout the year. The HSH Library has plenty of stories to inspire you now and in the months to come, as well as digital resources for you to enjoy.

See a few examples below (these lists are not meant to be exhaustive, rather a starting point):


 Latinx Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)



Carmela Full of Wishes – Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson

Round Is A Tortilla: A Book of Shapes – Roseanne Thong, Illustrated by John Parra

La Princesa and the Pea – Susan Middleton Elya, Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

Little Roja Riding Hood – Susan Middleton Elya, Illustrated by Susan Guevara

My Papi Has A Motorcycle – Isabel Quintero, Illustrated by Zeke Peña

Mango, Abuela and Me – Meg Medina, Illustrated by Angela Dominguez

Tomás and the Library Lady – Pat Mora, Illustrated by Raúl Colón

Esperanza Rising – Pam Muñoz Ryan, Illustrated by Joe Cepeda

The Dreamer – Pam Muñoz Ryan, Illustrated by Peter Sís


Understanding Mesoamerican Myths

The Pot that Juan Built – Nancy Andrews-Goebel, Illustrated by David Diáz

Dennis Chávez: the first Hispanic US Senator – Cissie Coy (fun HSH connection **the author is a member of the Coy family, yes, those Coys!)

My Name is Gabriela; the life of Gabriela Mistral – Monica Brown, Illustrated by John Parra

Growing Up Pedro; how the Martinez brothers made it from the Dominican Republic all the way to the Major Leagues – Matt Tavares

One Hundred is a Family – Pam Muñoz Ryan, Illustrated by Benrei Huang


Sonia Sotomayor

Dolores Huerta

César Chávez

Frida Kahlo

Tito Puente

Diego Rivera

Pablo Picasso

Millo Castro Zaldarriaga

Digital Resources

Latinx Voices Booklist – Penguin Random House’s “Penguin Classroom” – it’s interactive! Click on the titles you want to learn more about

Penguin Classroom – Resources (discussion guides, downloadable activities + more)
National Latinx Heritage Month brought to you by The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institute and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

National Latinx Heritage Month: Selected Resources brought to you by The Library of Congress et al.

Education Matters – Latinx Heritage Month Resources for Teachers, Parents & Kids brought to you by GPB, NPR and PBS

 LGBTQIA+ History Month (October)



Daddy, Papa And Me – Lesléa Newman/Mommy, Mama And Me by Lesléa Newman

A Tale Of Two Daddies – Vanita Oelshlager/A Tale Of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelshlager

Julián Is a Mermaid – Jessica Love

Worm Loves Worm – J.J. Austrian

Jacob’s New Dress – Sarah and Ian Hoffman

Jacob’s Room to Choose – Sarah and Ian Hoffman

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress – Christine Baldacchino

What Riley Wore – Elana K. Arnold

And Tango Makes Three – Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Rainbow: A First Book of Pride – Michael Genhard

Families, Families, Families! – Suzanne Lang

Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship – Jessica Walton

The Great Big Book of Families – Mary Hoffman

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – Kai Cheng Thom

Maiden & Princess – Daniel Haack

Prince & Knight – Daniel Haack

When Aidan Became A Brother – Kyle Lukoff

Jerome By Heart – Thomas Scotto

The Boy & The Bindi – Vivek Shraya

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher – Dana Alison Levy

Better Nate Than Ever – Tim Federle

George – Alex Gino

Princess Princess Ever After – Katie O’Neill

The Witch Boy – Molly Ostertag

Drama – Raina Telgemeier

The Hammer of Thor: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard – Rick Riordan

Hurricane Child – Kheryn Callender

The Prince and the Dressmaker – Jen Wang


They She He Me: Free to Be! – Maya Christina Gonzalez

Who Are You? The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity – Brook Pessin-Whedbee

The Gender Wheel – Maya Christina Gonzalez

I Am Jazz – Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jenning (picture book)

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag – Rob Sanders

Stonewall: A Building, an Uprising, a Revolution – Rob Sanders

This Day in June – Gayle E. Pitman

Sewing the Rainbow: The Story of Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag – Gayle E. Pitman

Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen – Jazz Jennings (chapter book)

Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community – Robin Stevenson

Gay & Lesbian History for Kids: The Century-Long Struggle for LGBT Rights, with 21 Activities – Jerome Pohlen

Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 LGBTQ People Who Made History – Sarah Prager

Digital Resources

LGBTQ+ History – resources, activities and lessons for children (including an LGBTQ+ History coloring book and LGBTQ+ History cards)

Rainbow – a round table of the American Library Association – LGBTQIA+ resources for children

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month – activities and resources

LGBT History Month – Celebrates the achievements of LGBT icons

LGBTQ Affirming Resources  – for parents and teachers

Resources for Parents and Families of LGBTQ Individuals – brought to you by the American Library Association

LGBTQ Youth Resources – resources from the CDC

Native American Heritage Month (November)



Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard

SkySisters by Jan Bourdeau Waboose

When the Shadbush Blooms by Carla Messinger

A Day with Yayah by Nicola I. Campbell

You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith

Thunder Boy, Jr. by Sherman Alexie

Powwow’s Coming by Linda Boyden

Sunpainters: Eclipse of the Navajo Sun by Baje Whitethorne

Pakwa Che Menisu (Wild Berries) by Julie Flett

When We Were Alone by David Alexander Robinson

Father’s Boots by Baje Whitethorne, Sr.

Old Father Story Teller by Pablita Velarde

The Hogan that Great-Grandfather Built by Nancy Bo Flood

The Circle of Thanks: Native American Poems and Songs of Thanksgiving by Joseph Bruchac

Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie Robertson


We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Tracy Sorell

Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage by William Loren Katz

Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker’s Story by Joseph Bruchac

Lewis Tewanima: Born to Run by Sharon K. Solomon

The Very First Americans by Cara Ashrose

Navajo Code Talkers: Secret American Indian Heroes of World War II by Brynn Baker

Spirits of the Earth by Bobby Lake-Thom

I Am Not a Number/ Gaawin Gindaawsin Ndaawsii by Jenny Kay Dupuis

Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story by S.D. Nelson

Rainbow Weaver: Tejedora del Arcoiris by Linda Elovitz Marshall

Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian by Edward. Curtis

Pablita Velarde: Painting Her People by Marcella J. Ruch

She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader by Jan Godown Annino

Digital Resources

Native Land Digital & Native Land Teacher’s Guide

Map of Native American Tribes – (by state)

Oneida – Native American Education Resources for the Classroom – literature, digital libraries, film & tv, videos, professional development, curriculum and lesson plans, culture/traditions/art and history, sheet music

American Indian Perspectives on Thanksgiving – For teachers grades 4-8 – “Teaching Thanksgiving in a Socially Responsible Way”, online resources + activities

National Congress of American Indians – history and resources

Native American Heritage Month – resources brought to you by the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

National Native American Heritage Month Celebration 2020 – resources brought to you by the U.S. Department of the Interior

Native American Heritage Month – selected resources for teachers

Native American Heritage Month Resources – from PBS

Black History Month (February)



A is for Activist – Innosanto Nagara

All American Boys – Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely

Ana & Andrew (series) – Christine Platt

Anti-Racist Baby – Ibram X. Kendi

Brothers of the Knight – Debbie Allen

Don’t Touch My Hair – Sharee Miller

Each Kindness – Jacqueline Woodson

Ellen’s Broom – Kelly Starling Lyons

Feathers – Jacqueline Woodson

Firebird – Misty Copeland

Fresh Princess – Denene Millner

Hair Love – Matthew Cherry

Harbor Me – Jacqueline Woodson

Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales and True Tales – Virginia Hamilton

Hey Black Child – Useni Eugene Perkins

Hip Hop Speaks to Children – Nikki Giovanni

Honeysmoke – Monique Fields

How to Read a Book – Kwame Alexander

I Am Perfectly Designed – Karamo Brown

Keena Ford (series) – Melissa Thompson

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion – Alex Smith

Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation – Edwidge Danticat

Miles Morales: Spider-Man – Jason Reynolds

My Hair is a Garden – Cozbi A. Cabrera

Not Quite Snow White – Ashley Franklin

One Crazy Summer – Rita Williams-Garcia

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets – Kwame Alexander

P.S. Be Eleven – Rita Williams-Garcia

Parker Looks Up – Parker Curry & Jessica Curry

Piecing Me Together – Reneé Watson

Rapunzel – Rachel Isadora

Ruby and the Booker Boys (series) – Derrick Barnes

Ruth and the Green Book – Alexander Ramsey Calvin

Show Way – Jacqueline Woodson

Stitchin’ and Pullin’ – Patricia McKissack

Sulwe – Lupita Nyong’o

The Annotated African American Folktales – Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County – Janice N. Harrington

The Day You Begin – Jacqueline Woodson

The Night Is Yours – Abdul-Razak Zachariah

The Piano Man – Debbi Chocolate

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville – Pat Zietlow Miller

The Ring Bearer – Floyd Cooper

The Twelve Dancing Princesses – Rachel Isadora

This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration – Jacqueline Woodson

Uncle Jed’s Barbershop – Margaree King Mitchell

What Is Given From the Heart – Patricia C. McKissack

Wings – Christopher Myers


Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage – William Loren Katz

Brown Girl Dreaming – Jacqueline Woodson

Change – Barack Obama

Freedom in Congo Square – Carole Boston Weatherford & R. Gregory Christie

Heroes of Black History – Time for Kids

Hidden Figures – Margot Lee Shetterly

I, Too, Am America – Langston Hughes

Let the Children March – Monica Clark-Robinson

Let’s Talk About Race – Julius Lester

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History – Vashti Harrison

My People – Langston Hughes

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters – Barack Obama

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You – Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America – Ibram X. Kendi

The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World – the Staff of The Undefeated

The Journey of York: the Unsung Hero of the Lewis and Clark Expedition – Hasan Davis

The Undefeated – Kwame Alexander

Underground – Shane Evans

What Was the Underground Railroad? – Yona Zeldis McDonough


-Adele Ann Taylor

-Aretha Franklin

-Audrey Faye Hendricks

-Barack Obama

-Biddy Mason

-Booker T. Washington

-Claudette Colvin

-Coretta Scott King

-Don McPherson

-Duke Ellington

-Ella Fitzgerald

-Fannie Lou Hamer

-Frank Ocean

-Frederick Douglass

-George Washington Carver

-Harriet Tubman

-Jackie Robinson

-Jaime Escalante

-James Earl Jones

-Janet Collins

-Jean-Michel Basquiat

-John Lewis

-Katherine Johnson

-Kobe Bryant

-LeBron James

-Louis Armstrong

-Mae Jemison

-Mahalia Jackson

-Malcolm X

-Marley Dias

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

-Mary Ann Shadd Cary

-Maya Angelou

-Melba Doretta Liston

-Michael Jordan

-Michelle Obama

-Misty Copeland

-Neil deGrasse Tyson

-Phillis Wheatley

-Raye Montague

-Rosa Parks

-Ruby Bridges

-Serena Williams

-Simone Biles

-Sojourner Truth

-Stevie Wonder

-Trombone Shorty

-Willie Mays

-Wilma Rudolph

…and more

Digital Resources

6 Teaching Tools – interactive timelines, rich multimedia, and study guides from Edutopia
Resource Guide for Educators and Families – articles, lesson plans, curriculum resources and think pieces from Center for Racial Justice in Education
Teaching the Complete History and Teaching Beyond Slavery – articles from Teaching Tolerance
“Go beyond trauma and struggle to examine the liberation, civic engagement, creativity and intersecting identities of Black people during Black History Month.”
Professional Excellence/Student Engagement Tools and Tips – lesson plans that can be adapted to fit multiple grade levels from National Education Association 
**Kindergarten & up**
**upper elementary**
Resources for Teachers – from WeTeachNYC
“This collection highlights the importance of teaching and celebrating Black History year-round, beyond Civil Rights and enslavement, to affirming the identities of Black people and their literature, art, and creativity that has shaped the culture of the world.”
Teachers Collections/Teaching Content – lesson plans, classroom activities and teaching resources from Scholastic
**1st grade and up**
Resources for Educators (PreK-12) – lesson plans, printables, educational videos and activities, slideshows etc. for a variety of subjects (Music & Performance activities, Language Arts, Technology etc.) from TeacherVision
**K and up**
African American History Month Themes – timeline of annual themes, Black History Month Festival links, articles and curriculum resources from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History
10 Inspiring Activities for Students – topic ideas, guidelines for teaching and activities from Prodigy
**K and up**
African American History Month 2021 Highlights – book talks, webcasts, online panel discussions and lectures brought to you by The Library of Congress
Fresh Ideas for African American History Month – activities for the classroom from WeAreTeachers
Resources For All Ages – from Georgia Public Broadcasting (NPR)
Lessons and Activities (all ages) – from Education World
**2nd and up**
If you aren’t familiar, The 1619 Project is a curated collection of articles and supporting media from The New York Times that acknowledges the significance slavery has had and continues to have on American history and culture. While The 1619 Project is typically used with upper elementary and high school grade levels, the lessons can be previewed, adapted and scaffolded to connect with younger students. Here’s a review from Common Sense Media to give you a sense of the material.
Lastly, please note: on February 25th the Chicago Children’s Choir is hosting a free, virtual live concert event Black History Month Virtual Concert: Preserving and Persevering. The event will stream @ 7:00pm CT.

Women’s History Month (March)



Ada Twist, Scientist – Andrea Beaty

Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story – S.D. Nelson

Dear Girl, – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Dreams in the Golden Country: the Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl – Kathryn Lasky

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music – Margarita Engle

Firebird – Misty Copeland

Folktales for Fearless Girls: the Stories We Were Never Told – Myriam Sayalero

Franny’s Father Is A Feminist – Rhonda Leet

Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales and True Tales – Virginia Hamilton

I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly – Joyce Hansen

Kate and the Beanstalk – Mary Pope Osborne

Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You – Ann Shen

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel: A Modern Retelling of Little Women – Rex Terciero

My Name Is Not Isabella – Jennifer Fosberry

Piecing Me Together – Reneé Watson

Pirate Girl – Cornelia Funke

Princess Truly – Kelly Greenawalt

Queen of the Scene – Queen Latifah

Rapunzel’s Revenge – Shannon Hale

Rickshaw Girl – Mitali Perkins

Rosie Revere, Engineer – Andrea Beaty

Ruby’s Wish – Shirin Yim Bridges

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez – Andrea Beaty

Stitchin’ and Pullin’ – Patricia McKissack

Sparrow Girl – Sara Pennypacker

Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli

The Breadwinner – Deborah Ellis

The Gingerbread Girl – Lisa Campbell Ernst

The Little Little Girl with the Big Big Voice – Kristen Balouch

The Pink Hat – Andrew Joyner

The Water Princess – Susan Verde


Because I Was A Girl – Melissa de la Cruz

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 – Michelle Markel

Code Girls: The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in WWII – Liza Mundy

First Ladies – DK Eyewitness

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women – Catherine Thimmesh

Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World – Katherine Halligan

Hidden Figures – Margot Lee Shetterly

Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World – Vashti Harrison

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History – Vashti Harrison

Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) – Kathleen Krull

Nevertheless We Persisted: 48 Voices of Defiance, Strength, and Courage – foreward by Amy Klobuchar

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia – Miranda Paul

Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave and Brilliant Young Women – Kate Schatz

Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History – Kate Schatz

Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports – Gregory Zuckerman

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World – Chelsea Clinton

She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History – Chelsea Clinton

Still I Rise: the Persistence of Phenomenal Women – Marlene Wagman-Geller

Strong Is the New Pretty – Kate T. Parker

Teamwork: The Los Angeles Sparks in Action – Diana Star Helmer

The Book of Awesome Women: Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes & Female Artists – Becca Anderson

This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer – Joan Holub

Turtle Lung Woman’s Granddaughter – Delphine Red Shirt

U.S. Women’s Soccer – Heather Alexander

What Is the Women’s Rights Movement? – Deborah Hopkinson

What Were the Salem Witch Trials? – Joan Holub

Women Daredevils – Julie Cummins

Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers and Devils – Linda Skeers

Women in Sports – Rachel Ignotofsky

Women in Science – Rachel Ignotofsky

Yankee Doodle Gals: Women Pilots of World War II – Amy Nathan


-Ada Lovelace

-Amelia Bloomer

-Anna May Wong

-Anne Frank

-Aretha Franklin

-Betty Mae “Potackee” Tiger Jumper

-Biddy Mason

-Celia Cruz


-Claudette Colvin

-Coco Chanel

-Coretta Scott King

-Dolly Parton

-Dolores Huerta

-Ella Fitzgerald

-Emma Watson

-Fannie Lou Hamer

-Frida Kahlo

-Gabriela Mistral

-Gertrude Stein

-Grace Hopper

-Greta Thunberg

-Helen Keller

-Jane Goodall

-Jazz Jennings

-Joan of Arc

-Mae Jemison

-Maggie Gee

-Malala Yousafzai

-Maria Tallchief

-Marian Anderson

-Marie Curie

-Marley Dias

-Maya Angelou

-Michaela DePrince

-Michelle Obama

-Michelle Wie

-Misty Copeland


-Pablita Velarde

-Phillis Wheatley

-Princess Ka’iulani of Hawaii

-Pura Belpré

-Rachel Carson

-Raye Montague

-Ruth Bader Ginsburg


-Selena Quintanilla

-Serena Williams

-Sonia Sotomayor

-Susan LaFlesche Picotte

-Sylvia Mendez

-Temple Grandin

-Wanda Gág

-Wangari Maathai

-Wilma Rudolph

-Zaha Hadid


…and more

Digital Resources

Because of HER Story – The Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative

Women’s History Month – brought to you by the LOC, National Archives, the Smithsonian, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum → excellent resources for teachers: For Teachers

National Women’s History Museum – resources for students and educators, public programs & events, online exhibits

National Women’s History Alliance – Educator’s toolkit (elementary and middle grades) + resources

We Are Teachers – Women’s History Month Activities

TeachersFirst’s Women’s History Month Resources – collection of resources to help teachers plan projects and classroom activities

Edutopia’s Women’s History Month: 6 Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers

Irish-American Heritage Month (March)



Celtic Mythology for Kids: Tales of Selkies, Giants, and the Sea – Chris Pinard

Celtic Tales – Mirabelle Korn

Coming to America: The Story of Immigration – Betsy Maestro

Finn McCool and the Great Fish – Eve Bunting

Fiona’s Lace – Patricia Polacco

Fiona’s Luck – Teresa Bateman

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato – Tomie de Paola

Kate Culhane: A Ghost Story – Michael Hague

Leprechaun in Late Winter – Mary Pope Osborne

Leprechaun Tales – Yvonne Carroll

O’Sullivan Stew – Hudson Talbott

That’s What Leprechauns Do – Eve Bunting

The Barefoot Book of Pirates – Richard Walker

The Irish Cinderlad – Shirley Climo

The Madman of Piney Woods – Christopher Paul Curtis

The O’Brien Book of Irish Fairy Tales and Legends – Una Leavy

Too Many Fairies – Margaret Read MacDonald


Brian Boru: The Warrior King – Fatti Burke and John Burke

Foclóiropedia: A Journey Through the Irish Language from Aran to Zu – Fatti Burke and John Burke

Fun St. Patrick’s Day Crafts – Carol Gnojewski

Happy St. Patrick’s Day – Abbie Mercer

Irelandopedia: A Compendium of Maps, Facts and Knowledge – Fatti Burke and John Burke

Jack’s Path of Courage – Doreen Rappaport

Mary Robinson: A Voice for Fairness – Fatti Burke and John Burke

Railroad Fever – Monica Halpern

St. Patrick’s Day – Anne F. Rockwell

Tom Crean: The Brave Explorer – Fatti Burke and John Burke

The Brothers Kennedy – Kathleen Krull

This is Ireland – Miroslav Sasek

Digital Resources

Guide to Irish American Resources at the Library of Congress

Irish American Cultural Institute – resources for teachers (Pre-K through 12th) – Presidential Proclamation on Irish American Heritage Month 2021

The World Factbook: Ireland  – this section of the CIA’s website provides geographical and general information and statistics regarding any country, plus printable maps.

Ireland’s History in Maps – interactive history, geography and genealogy with a special focus on  ancient and medieval Irish tribes and septs

National Museum of Ireland

National Archives – Irish American Heritage

Irish dancing and music: Irish Step Dancing Online + Free Music Archive – Celtic

Irish Culture and Customs – kids stories

Irish Fairy Tales, Folktales and Fables

Celtic Songs and Dances for St. Patrick’s Day

 Arab American Heritage Month (April)

 Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)

 Jewish American Heritage Month (May)

 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month (June)


Maiden & Princess – Daniel Haack & Isabel Galupo 

A Plan for Pops – Heather Smith & Brooke Kerrigan 

Max and the Talent Show – Kyle Lukof 

Annie’s Plaid Shirt – Stacy B. Davids 

My Footprints – Bao Phi 

Aquicorn Cove – Katie O’Neill 

My Mommy, My Mama, My Brother, and Me – Natalie Meisner

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the  Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz 

Neither – Airlie Anderson 

As the Crow Flies – Melanie Gillman 

Not Your Sidekick – C. B. Lee 

Call Me Max – Kyle Lukof 

Oliver Button is a Sissy – Tomie DePaola 

Cuando Amamos Cantamos / When We Love 

Papa, Daddy, & Riley – Seamus Kirst 

Someone We Sing to Them – Ernesto Javier 

Prince & Knight – Daniel Haack Martinez 

Donovan’s Big Day – Lesleá Newman 

Princess, Princess Ever After – Katie O’Neill 

Except When They Don’t – Laura Gehl 

Rainbow: A First Book of Pride – Michael Genhart 

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – Kai Cheng Thom 

Sparkle Boy – Lesleá Newman 

Stella Brings the Family – Miriam B. Schifer 

Gracefully Grayson – Ami Polonsky 

Tale of the Shadow King – Daniel Haack 

Harriet Gets Carried Away – Jessie Sima 

Teddy’s Favorite Toy – Christian Trimmer 

Julián At the Wedding – Jessica Love 

The Best At It – Maulik Pancholy 

Julián Is A Mermaid – Jessica Love 

The Boy and the Bindi – Vivek Shraya 

Intersection Allies: We Make Room for All – Chelsea 

The Great Big Book of Families – Mary Hofman 

Johnson, LaToya Council & Carolyn Choi 

Introducing Teddy: a gentle story about gender and friendship – Jessica Walton

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher – Dana Alison Levy  

It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender 

They She He Me: Free to Be! – Maya & Matthew Gonzalez 

Identity – Theresa Thorn 

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World – Ashley Herring 

Uncle Bobby’s Wedding – Sarah Brannen Blake 

What Riley Wore – Elana K. Arnold 

King and the Dragonflies – Kacen Callender 

Who Are You? The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity – Brook Pessin-Whedbee 

Love is Love – Michael Genhart 

Luci Soars – Lulu Delacre 

Worm Loves Worm – J.J. Austin

Non Fiction

Beyond the Gender Binary – Alok Vaid-Menon 

Gay & Lesbian History for Kids: The Century-Long Struggle for LGBT Rights – Jerome Pohlen 

I Am Jazz – Jazz Jennings & Jessica Herthel 

Keith Haring: the boy who just kept drawing – Kay Haring 

No Way, They Were Gay? Hidden Lives and Secret Loves – Lee Wind 

Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community – Robin Stevenson 

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag – Rob Sanders 

Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes from Past & Present! – Arabelle Sicardi Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 LGBTQ+ People Who Made History – Sarah Prager 

Rudolf Nureyev – Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Sewing the Rainbow: The Story of Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag – Gayle E. Pitman 

Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution! – Joy Michael Ellison 

The Harvey Milk Story – Kari Krakow 

What Was Stonewall? – Nico Medina

Digital Resources 

Teaching LGBTQ History 

– Instructional resources for California educators, students and families 

ADL LBGTQ Pride Month and Education Resources 

– Lesson plans, tools and strategies, literature 

GLSEN Educator Resources 

– Lesson plans, educator guides, professional development, safe space kit, best practices for inclusion 


– podcasts, history cards, activities, student and educator resources 

Share My Lesson – Pride Month Collection 

– free lesson plans for Pre-K through high school 

Human Rights Campaign – Welcoming Schools 

– Resources for gender and LBGTQ inclusive schools 

Learning for Justice – LGBTQ+ Pride 

– articles, lesson plans, professional development 

GSA Network 

– videos, curriculum, toolkit 

Educators 4 Social Change 

– teaching about LGBTQ+ Pride/History month