May 30, 2022
The Canadian government works to improve equality for members of LGBTQ2 communities through the development of inclusive federal policies, programs and laws.
The launch of the Pride campaign in June promotes the identities of anyone who self-identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and/or Two-Spirit, as well as individuals who may use different terms to refer to their orientation or identity and expression.
Our collection explores this topic through adult, youth and junior fiction and non-fiction titles. L&A Libraries suggests the following as excellent board books on this topic:
Pride Colors by Robin Stevenson
This delightful board book captures the essence of celebration with diverse, colourful photos. The author shares the meaning behind each colour in the Pride flag. It highlights affirming promises from a parent to love their child unconditionally.
My Two Moms and Me by Michael Joosten
This cheerful board book for tiny tots features lesbian mothers in diverse, loving families. The smart and stylish book follows busy moms and their kids throughout a typical day.
My Two Dads and Me by Michael Joosten
This inclusive and humorous board book celebrates same-sex parents. It shows that families come in all forms and love is always the primary ingredient.
Daddy, Pappa and Me by Leslea Newman
This heartwarming board book features soft, realistic illustrations that expand the text told from an infant’s perspective on spending the day with its daddies.
Pride Puppy by Robin Stevenson
This cute, inclusive ABC book is a child’s first introduction to a Pride parade. Although intended for ages 3-5, it is an engaging primer on the warmth and power of community.
Please see the complete list of suggestions here .
Jennifer is a Librarian at the Amherstview Branch of the L&A Libraries. She regularly writes awareness pieces that offer book suggestions relating to important and commemorative days in Canada.