13 Books About LGBT Experiences for Parents, Kids and Teens

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  • Family-Friendly LGBT Books
  • Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
  • It's Okay to Be Different, by Todd Parr
  • And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell and Henry Cole
  • A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity Across the World, by R.B. Parkinson
  • Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son, By Lori Duron
  • Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition, by Katie Rain Hill
  • Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen, by Arin Andrews
  • The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Letters to Their Younger Selves, by Sarah Moon and James Lecesne
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post, by emily m. danforth
  • The Misfits, by James Howe
  • Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, Edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth
  • Tricks, by Ellen Hopkins
  • Weetzie Bat, by Francesca Lia Block

Family-Friendly LGBT Books

A diverse narrative has the power to spark important discussions and illustrate complicated issues. In honor of LGBT Pride Month, we’ve rounded up a selection of children’s and young adult books featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender characters and LGBT-related themes and experiences, as well as informative books for parents interested in initiating family conversations. — Patrice Peck with reporting from AP

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