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Books for Elementary Age Kids in Gay and Lesbian Families

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Holly's Secret
Holly's Secret
"Holly Lawrence-Jones has always been comfortable with her two moms, until she starts middle school and decides to reinvent her image. This book is best for approx. grades 4-8."
Earthshine
Earthshine
"11-year-old Slim lives with her father and her father's partner, Larry, in this book, which deals with her father's death from AIDS. This is a sad, serious book most appropriate for middle schoolers."
Families : A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment, and Love
Families : A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment, and Love
"This is a great non-fiction book for kids in the upper elementary and middle school grades to learn about diverse families. One lesbian mom family and one gay dad family are featured."
Living in Secret
Living in Secret
"Unhappy and upset with their custody arrangement, 11-year-old Amelia runs away to San Francisco with her mother and her mother's girlfriend. This book is geared towards approx. grades 4-8."
And Featuring Bailey Wellcom as the Biscuit
And Featuring Bailey Wellcom as the Biscuit
"This fiction book is about a young girl named Bailey who discovers that her mom is a lesbian and in a relationship with another woman. Geared towards approx. grades 4-8."
Box Girl
Box Girl
"This middle-school age book is about 13-year-old Gwen, who has a gay dad. In the book, she deals with some homophobia expressed by a friend. Approx. grades 6-8."
The Case of the Stolen Scarab (Candlestone Inn Mystery #1) (Candlestone Inn Mysteries)
The Case of the Stolen Scarab (Candlestone Inn Mystery #1) (Candlestone Inn Mysteries)
"Nikki and Travis investigate a mystery at their two moms' bed-and-breakfast. This book is best for kids approx. grades 3-6."
The Trouble with Babies
The Trouble with Babies
"This short novel contains a side character named Xavier who has two dads. This book is best for children approx. grades 1-5."
The Trouble with Cats
The Trouble with Cats
"This sequel also features Xavier, who has two dads. This book is best for children approx. grades 1-5"
So Hard to Say
So Hard to Say
"The main character Xio's dad may be gay. This book is best for approx. grades 6-8."
Awake and Dreaming
Awake and Dreaming
"The main character's best friend has a lesbian mom. This book is best for approx. grades 4-8."
The Real Life Channel (Blue Works Novels)
The Real Life Channel (Blue Works Novels)
"One of the main characters, Sydney, has two dads. This book is best for approx. grades 6-8."
Sonny's House of Spies (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Paperback))
Sonny's House of Spies (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Paperback))
"12-year-old Sonny discovers that both his father and uncle are gay. Probably best for approx. grades 6-8."
Cissy Funk
Cissy Funk
"13-year-old Cissy discovers that her lesbian Aunt Vera may actually be her biological mother. Probably best for approx. grades 6-8."
A Clear Spring (Girls First!)
A Clear Spring (Girls First!)
"Though not strictly a gay-parent book, there's so little in this category I thought I'd throw it in. 11-year-old Willa spends the summer with her lesbian aunts. Approx. grades 4-8."
My So-Called Family
My So-Called Family
"Some of the main characters half-siblings/friends have same-sex parents. Approx. grades 5-8."
Libby on Wednesday
Libby on Wednesday
"This is not really a gay book, but middle-schooler Libby has an unconventional household. Another man lives with her, her dad, & grandparents, & she wonders what her classmates will think of it."
The Slightly True Story Of Cedar B. Hartley
The Slightly True Story Of Cedar B. Hartley
"Although the main character does not have gay parents, her neighbors, the male couple next door, adopt a baby in this book. Approx. grades 5-8."
Split Just Right
Split Just Right
"Although the main character's biological dad is not gay, she has been raised by her mother and by two gay men who are close friends of the family. Appprox. grades 6-8."
Strays Like Us
Strays Like Us
"One of the main characters, Will, has a dad who is dying of AIDS, but I'm not sure whether he is gay or not. Approx. grades 6-8."
One Year Commencing
One Year Commencing
"The main character, 12-year-old Al has a lesbian mom, but this is assumed rather than stated outright. Approx. grades 5-8."
Thriller and Me
Thriller and Me
"12-year-old Angelica finds out her dad is gay in this novel. Best for approx. grades 6-8."
Raisin Rodriguez & the Big-Time Smooch
Raisin Rodriguez & the Big-Time Smooch
"The main character Raisin's crush, CJ, has two gay dads who get married in this book. Approx. grades 7-8."
Will the Real Raisin Rodriguez Please Stand Up?
Will the Real Raisin Rodriguez Please Stand Up?
"CJ is also a character in this book. Approx. grades 7-8."
How It Feels to Have a Gay or Lesbian Parent: A Book by Kids for Kids of All Ages (Haworth Gay and Lesbian Studies)
How It Feels to Have a Gay or Lesbian Parent: A Book by Kids for Kids of All Ages (Haworth Gay and Lesbian Studies)
"Essays mostly by children whose parents divorced and then came out of the closet. Useful for those kids, grades 6-8, but not for kids born into GLBT families."
Zack's Story: Growing Up with Same-Sex Parents (Meeting the Challenge)
Zack's Story: Growing Up with Same-Sex Parents (Meeting the Challenge)
"This is another cool non-fiction book that explores the life of an 11-year-old boy named Zack who has two lesbian moms. Approx. for kids grades 2-8."
Postcards from Buster - Buster's Outdoor Journeys
Postcards from Buster - Buster's Outdoor Journeys
"Not a book, but this DVD contains the two-mom episode, Sugartime. Great for kids ages 4-10."
Postcards From Buster: Buster's Sugartime (L2): First Reader Series (Passport to Reading: Level 2)
Postcards From Buster: Buster's Sugartime (L2): First Reader Series (Passport to Reading: Level 2)
"This is the book version of the two-mom episode "Sugartime." Best for approx. grades K-2."
It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families (The Family Library)
It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families (The Family Library)
"This is a facts of life book that also includes information about how kids come to have two moms and/or two dads. Best for approx. grades 3-6."
It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends (The Family Library)
It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends (The Family Library)
"Along the same lines, but for slightly younger kids. Probably more appropriate for kindergarten to grade 3."
The Families Book: True Stories About Real Kids and the People They Live With and Love
The Families Book: True Stories About Real Kids and the People They Live With and Love
"This is another great non-fiction books for kids in upper elementary and middle school about diverse families. One of the stories is about a lesbian mom family."
How Would You Feel If Your Dad Was Gay?
How Would You Feel If Your Dad Was Gay?
"Michael and Jasmine have two gay dads and Noah has a lesbian mom in this elementary age story. The plot concerns all three having to deal with some homophobia at their school. Best for grades K-5."
The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister
The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister
"Main character has gay dad. Best for approx. grades 2-6."
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful
"Main character's friend has 2 moms. For approx. grades 3-8"