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Starting Conversations About Sexual Orientation & Gender-role Stereotypes

June is National Pride Month, and this year (2020) marks the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ+ Pride traditions. Take this opportunity to start conversations with our child(ren) about topics like sexual orientation and gender-role stereotypes. Books are an excellent tool for teaching your child about differences and diversity. Through books, children have the opportunity to experience our wonderfully diverse world in entirely new ways and learn about the many different ways others feel— including who they love and what gender they identify. It’s why giving our kids access to books that introduce LGBTQ+ characters and their unique stories are so important. These books show kids who are going through similar experiences that they’re not alone and give children who aren’t the chance to understand better those who are.

Get started with this diverse booklist: