Books for Talking to Kids About Gender Identity & Sexuality

It’s never to early to start talking to kids about gender and self-expression, and books are a great way to start those conversations. All kids deserve to be seen, validated, loved, and accepted for who they are, whether they’re sure of their gender identity or still figuring it out. These six books explore the beautiful variety of human gender and sexual identity. They celebrate nontraditional gender roles, and explain why no one should be confined by gender roles, anyway. Here you’ll find fun and joyful stories about drag queens, gender-nonconforming kids, and trans kids, and the families who play and celebrate with them. With engaging storylines and colorful illustrations, these books make great anytime reading. But they’ll also spark questions and conversations, and help kids feel comfortable to express themselves however they choose.