Books about gender & Diversity
For young children up to Grade 3
A Family is a Family is a Family – Sara O'Leary (2016) Picture book
Whimsical; covers blended, foster, mixed-race, two-mom, grandma-guided families, etc.
And Tango Makes Three – Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henry Cole Illust. (2005).
This is a fictionalized true story of two male penguins in Central Park Zoo who became partners and raised a penguin chick.
Annie’s Plaid Shirt – Stacey B. Davids and Rachael Balsaitis (2015) K-4
Delightful picture book about Annie’s need to express her identity by wearing her favourite plaid shirt and her mother’s concern about what people will think if Annie does not wear a dress to her uncle’s wedding.
Donovan's Big Day – Lesley Newman (2011) Picture book
Donovan is ring bearer at wedding of his two moms. White family, multi-racial friends.
One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads - Johnny Valentine (1994) Picture book
Introduces diversity; older publication, fun to read aloud.
Stella Brings the Family – Miriam Schiffer (2015) Picture book
Stella problem-solves with her two Dads before attending a school Mother's Day event.