Parades aren’t happening where I live this year, so I asked my friend, children’s book author Meeg Pincus, for a list of her favorite picture books for celebrating Pride from home!
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Celebrating Pride With Kids
My littlest kid would tell you we celebrate Pride because everybody gets to love who they love, and we all get to be who we really are.
I would add: and so that every single child of God (that would be: everybody) is celebrated for who they were made to be.
And so that my own kids know they’re safe to be exactly who THEY are, as they grow and figure that out for themselves.
Here are a few books that Meeg suggests:
- Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution, by Rob Sanders & Jamey Christoph
- Julian is a Mermaid, by Jessica Love
- Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, by Rob Sanders & Steven Salerno
- When Aidan Became a Brother, by Kyle Lukoff & Kaylani Juanita
- It Feels Good To Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity, by Theresa Thorn & Noah Grigni
- When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community, by Gayle E. Pitman & Christopher Lyles
- Uncle Bobby’s Wedding (2020 edition), by Sarah S. Brannen & Lucia Soto
- I am Jazz, by Jazz Jennings, Jessica Herthel & Shelagh McNichols
- Neither, by Airlie Anderson
- Spirit Day: A Book About Spreading Joy, by Little Bee Books, GLAAD & Joy Yang (and other books in the Little Bee Books/GLAAD Series!)
And I’ll add one more especially about Pride parades:
- This Day In June, by Gail E. Pittman and Kristyna Litten
The book itself feels like a celebration!
Here’s to all our kids knowing they are accepted, loved, and celebrated, every day, as they are. xo!