Kind Like Marsha

Learning from LGBTQ+ Leaders


By Sarah Prager

Illustrated by Cheryl Thuesday

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For fans of Little Leaders and Pride comes a nonfiction picture book celebrating 14 incredible LGBTQ+ change makers and forward thinkers throughout history.

Kind Like Marsha celebrates 14 amazing and inspirational LGBTQ+ people throughout history. Fan favorites like Harvey Milk, Sylvia Rivera, and Audre Lorde are joined by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Frida Kahlo, and more in this striking collection. With a focus on a positive personality attribute of each of the historical figures, readers will be encouraged to be brave like the Ugandan activist fighting for LGBTQ+ rights against all odds and to be kind like Marsha P. Johnson who took care of her trans community on the New York City streets.


  • "A celebratory book that’s useful for teaching young children about diverse historical figures."
    Kirkus Reviews
  • “A fine introduction for young readers to the LGBTQ+ world and to some of its significant leaders.”
  • “A largely visual introduction to queer people and progressive values […] alongside Thuesday’s boldly hued, textural art, which provides contextualizing details.”
    Publishers Weekly
  • “This browsable volume is intended to encourage curiosity about and further research on fourteen LBGTQ+ activists, poets, politicians, artists, and thinkers from around the world and throughout history.”
    The Horn Book
  • “Presents biographical information upfront in an approachable way for the youngest readers. I can’t recommend it enough!”
    Mutually Inclusive
  • "Highly recommended."

On Sale
Aug 2, 2022
Page Count
32 pages
Running Press Kids

Sarah Prager

About the Author

Sarah Prager is the author of four books on LGBTQ+ history for youth, including the widely acclaimed young adult book Queer, There, and Everywhere. Sarah has presented on LGBTQ+ history to nearly 200 audiences across eight countries and her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, National Geographic, NBC News, and other national outlets. Learn more at

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