It's national diversity book month for kids

Filed under: Gay Parenting, In The News, Day Care & Education, That's Entertainment

My recent post about a circuit court of appeals decision regarding books that acknowledge gay and lesbian families and relationships prompted a lot of good discussion. Continuing with the subject of books, did you know that February is the National Diversity Book Month for kids? Well, it turns out it is.

The folks over at the Family Equality Council have put together a list of LGBT-friendly kids' books you can share with your kids. The list includes some well-known titles such as Heather has Two Mommies, Who's in a Family?, and And Tango Makes Three, as well as some well-known authors, including Marc Brown (the Arthur series), Laura Numeroff (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie), and Tomie dePaola (Strega Nona).

The list also includes books that cover sexual identity, positive self-image, and even single moms and dads. If you're looking to add some books to your kids' library, this might be a good place to start to add a bit of, well, diversity to their reading options.

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