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10 Kids Books With LGBTQ Themes

10 Kids Books With LGBTQ Themes


From books with main characters who are LGBTQ or still figuring out their gender or sexual orientations to stories of straight kids or teens with gay friends or parents, these books portray many aspects of the LGBTQ experience.

 
I Am Jazz (2014)
Sweet, straightforward story of young transgender girl.
 
Jacob's New Dress (2016)
Cheery book on dismantling gender norms helps kids, parents.
 
King & King (2016)
Prince marries a guy in fun fairy-tale twist.
 
George (2015)
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
 
Sensitive story of misfits striving to be their real selves.
 
Girl stands up for gay mom in slight but thoughtful story.
 
Candid, chatty memoir is powerful voice for trans kids.
 
Poignant tale of several gay teens and record-breaking kiss.
 
YouTuber's heartfelt memoir recalls bullies, alcoholic mom.
 
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.


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