Books for Elementary Age Kids in Gay and Lesbian Families

A Listmania! list by rainbowheart
 
Holly's Secret
1.  Holly's Secret by Nancy Garden
The list author says:
  "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."
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Earthshine
2.  Earthshine by Theresa Nelson
The list author says:
  "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."
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Families : A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment, and Love
3.  Families : A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment, and Love by Aylette Jenness
The list author says:
  "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."
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Living in Secret
4.  Living in Secret by Cristina Salat
The list author says:
  "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."
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And Featuring Bailey Wellcom as the Biscuit
5.  And Featuring Bailey Wellcom as the Biscuit by Steve Feldman
The list author says:
  "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."
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Box Girl
6.  Box Girl by Sarah Withrow
The list author says:
  "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."
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The Case of the Stolen Scarab (Candlestone Inn Mystery #1) (Candlestone Inn Mysteries)
7.  The Case of the Stolen Scarab (Candlestone Inn Mystery #1) (Candlestone Inn Mysteries) by Nancy Garden
The list author says:
  "Nikki and Travis investigate a mystery at their two moms' bed-and-breakfast. This book is best for kids approx. grades 3-6."
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The Trouble with Babies
8.  The Trouble with Babies by Martha Freeman
The list author says:
  "This short novel contains a side character named Xavier who has two dads. This book is best for children approx. grades 1-5."
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The Trouble with Cats
9.  The Trouble with Cats by Martha Freeman
The list author says:
  "This sequel also features Xavier, who has two dads. This book is best for children approx. grades 1-5"
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So Hard to Say
10.  So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez
The list author says:
  "The main character Xio's dad may be gay. This book is best for approx. grades 6-8."
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Awake and Dreaming
11.  Awake and Dreaming by Kit Pearson
The list author says:
  "The main character's best friend has a lesbian mom. This book is best for approx. grades 4-8."
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The Real Life Channel (Blue Works Novels)
12.  The Real Life Channel (Blue Works Novels) by Robert A. Black
The list author says:
  "One of the main characters, Sydney, has two dads. This book is best for approx. grades 6-8."
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Sonny's House of Spies (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Paperback))
13.  Sonny's House of Spies (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Paperback)) by George Ella Lyon
The list author says:
  "12-year-old Sonny discovers that both his father and uncle are gay. Probably best for approx. grades 6-8."
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Cissy Funk
14.  Cissy Funk by Kim Taylor
The list author says:
  "13-year-old Cissy discovers that her lesbian Aunt Vera may actually be her biological mother. Probably best for approx. grades 6-8."
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A Clear Spring (Girls First!)
15.  A Clear Spring (Girls First!) by Barbara Sjoholm
The list author says:
  "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."
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My So-Called Family
16.  My So-Called Family by Courtney Sheinmel
The list author says:
  "Some of the main characters half-siblings/friends have same-sex parents. Approx. grades 5-8."
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Libby on Wednesday
17.  Libby on Wednesday by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The list author says:
  "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."
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The Slightly True Story Of Cedar B. Hartley
18.  The Slightly True Story Of Cedar B. Hartley by Martine Murray
The list author says:
  "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."
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Split Just Right
19.  Split Just Right by Adele Griffin
The list author says:
  "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."
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Strays Like Us
20.  Strays Like Us by Richard Peck
The list author says:
  "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."
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One Year Commencing
21.  One Year Commencing by Kathy Stinson
The list author says:
  "The main character, 12-year-old Al has a lesbian mom, but this is assumed rather than stated outright. Approx. grades 5-8."
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Thriller and Me
22.  Thriller and Me by Merrilee Moss
The list author says:
  "12-year-old Angelica finds out her dad is gay in this novel. Best for approx. grades 6-8."
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Raisin Rodriguez & the Big-Time Smooch
23.  Raisin Rodriguez & the Big-Time Smooch by Judy Goldschmidt
The list author says:
  "The main character Raisin's crush, CJ, has two gay dads who get married in this book. Approx. grades 7-8."
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Will the Real Raisin Rodriguez Please Stand Up?
24.  Will the Real Raisin Rodriguez Please Stand Up? by Judy Goldschmidt
The list author says:
  "CJ is also a character in this book. Approx. grades 7-8."
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How It Feels to Have a Gay or Lesbian Parent: A Book by Kids for Kids of All Ages (Haworth Gay and Lesbian Studies)
25.  How It Feels to Have a Gay or Lesbian Parent: A Book by Kids for Kids of All Ages (Haworth Gay and Lesbian Studies) by Judith E. Snow
The list author says:
  "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."
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Zack's Story: Growing Up with Same-Sex Parents (Meeting the Challenge)
26.  Zack's Story: Growing Up with Same-Sex Parents (Meeting the Challenge) by Keith Elliot Greenberg
The list author says:
  "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."
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Postcards from Buster - Buster's Outdoor Journeys
27.  Postcards from Buster - Buster's Outdoor Journeys DVD ~ Daniel Brochu
The list author says:
  "Not a book, but this DVD contains the two-mom episode, Sugartime. Great for kids ages 4-10."
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Postcards From Buster: Buster's Sugartime (L2): First Reader Series (Passport to Reading: Level 2)
28.  Postcards From Buster: Buster's Sugartime (L2): First Reader Series (Passport to Reading: Level 2) by Marc Brown
The list author says:
  "This is the book version of the two-mom episode "Sugartime." Best for approx. grades K-2."
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It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families (The Family Library)
29.  It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families (The Family Library) by Robie H. Harris
The list author says:
  "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."
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It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends (The Family Library)
30.  It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends (The Family Library) by Robie H. Harris
The list author says:
  "Along the same lines, but for slightly younger kids. Probably more appropriate for kindergarten to grade 3."
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The Families Book: True Stories About Real Kids and the People They Live With and Love
31.  The Families Book: True Stories About Real Kids and the People They Live With and Love by Arlene Erlbach
The list author says:
  "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."
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How Would You Feel If Your Dad Was Gay?
32.  How Would You Feel If Your Dad Was Gay? by Ann Heron
The list author says:
  "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."
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The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister
33.  The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister by Charlotte Agell
The list author says:
  "Main character has gay dad. Best for approx. grades 2-6."
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Penny Dreadful
34.  Penny Dreadful by Laurel Snyder
The list author says:
  "Main character's friend has 2 moms. For approx. grades 3-8"
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