June is Pride Month!

The St. Louis Public Library joins libraries across the county in celebrating GLBT Book Month, a nationwide celebration of the authors and books that reflect the GLBT experience. At Central Library, in the Children’s Library there are many recently published titles on display for Pride month ranging from picture books to chapter books.

Worm Loves Worm by J. J. Austrian

An adorable story about two worms who want to get married, with a little help from their friends. The worms challenge their frends’ ideas about what a marriage is supposed to look like.

I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel

A seminal picture book told from the perspective of Jazz Jennings, a young transgender woman who now has her own TLC series, I Am Jazz. I Am Jazz tells the story of Jazz’s experience of being a transgender child in easy to understand writing for kids.

This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman

This Day In June is perfect for toddlers and young preschoolers in describing what a Pride Parade is in age appropriate terms. The illustrations are exuberant and the text at just the right length for wandering attention spans.

Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer

Stella has a problem: Her school is having a mother’s day celebration and she only has two daddies? What can she do? In this sweet story, Stella finds a great solution of who to invite from a friend. With inviting illustrations and a story that describes how a child in Stella’s shoes might feel, this is a great book for everyone.

Introducing Teddy by Jessica Walton

Jessica Walton presents kids and their families with a story that explains gender identity and transition in accessible terms: through the lens of Tilly the Teddy Bear and her friend Errol.

Home at Last by Vera B. Williams

Vera Williams was working on Home At Last at the time of her death, and along with Chris Raschka, has given the reader a moving story of a boy and his two dads creating a home for themselves.

One Family by George Shannon

One Family not only showcases the many forms that families can take, but it’s also a counting book! The illustrations and the text are perfect for children 3-5!

Pride by Robin Stevenson

Pride presents young readers with a history of how Pride began, the community that attends Pride, and Pride around the world. Great for school age kids and their families!

The Best Man by Richard Peck

Archer Magill lives in the Midwest and is lucky to have great male role models in his life, two of whom fall in live and decide to get married. Peck writes a humorous story that begins and end with a wedding, and follows Archer on his journey from first to fifth grade.

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart

Lily and Dunkin meet six days before the start of eighth grade, and they will never be the same. Dunkin is the new kid in town, bipolar and dealing with a lot. Lily is starting to assert herself even if the rest of the world may not be ready for her.

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