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Updated 6-16-2021
This list was created by a librarian with the Brooklyn Public Library. The books on this list are recently published titles recommended for kids, to celebrate Pride Month 2021. Would you like your own personalized list of reading suggestions? Visit BKLYN BookMatch, here: bklynlibrary.org/bookmatch
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My rainbow
Book
Available Now at Annex and 7 others
Bushwick Library
Canarsie Library
Central Library
Gravesend Library
Greenpoint Library
Park Slope Library
Ryder Library
Author: Trinity Neal  Call Number: J-E NEAL  Published: 2020
Summary: A dedicated mom puts love into action as she creates the perfect rainbow-colored wig for her transgender daughter, based on the real-life experience of mother-daughter advocate duo Trinity and DeShanna Neal--
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What are your words? : a book about pronouns
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Author: Katherine Locke  Call Number: J-E LOCKE  Published: 2021
Summary: Ari knows a lot of words for neighbors, including the pronouns each prefers, and with help from Uncle Lior, who always asks What are your words, figures out which pronouns--and other words--fit best today.
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My Maddy
Book
Available Now at Arlington Library and 13 others
Bay Ridge Library
Brownsville Library
Canarsie Library
Carroll Gardens Library
Coney Island Library
Flatbush Library
Greenpoint Library
Highlawn Library
McKinley Park Library
Pacific Library
Park Slope Library
Red Hook Library
Stone Avenue Library
Author: Gayle E Pitman  Call Number: J-E PITMAN  Published: 2020
Summary: A child celebrates her Maddy, who is neither mommy nor daddy but a little bit of both, like so many things in nature. Includes note to parents.
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The every body book : the LGBTQ+ inclusive guide for kids about sex, gender, bodies, and families
Book
Available Now at Brighton Beach Library and 9 others
Fort Hamilton Library
Highlawn Library
Kensington Library
Kings Bay Library
Kings Highway Library
McKinley Park Library
Mill Basin Library
Ryder Library
Ulmer Park Library
Author: Rachel E Simon  Call Number: J 306.7 S  Published: 2020
Summary: This vibrant and beautifully illustrated book educates children about sex, gender, and relationships in a way that is inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Covering puberty, hormones, pregnancy, consent, sex, babies, relationshi...
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Sylvia and Marsha start a revolution! : the story of the trans women of color who made LGBTQ+ history
Book
Available Now at Bay Ridge Library and 9 others
Bushwick Library
Central Library
Clinton Hill Library
Kings Bay Library
Macon Library
Marcy Library
New Utrecht Library
Pacific Library
Red Hook Library
Author: Joy Michael Ellison  Call Number: J 306.768 E  Published: 2021
Summary: Someday girls like us will be able to wear whatever we want. People will call us by the names we choose. They'll respect that we are women. The cops will leave us alone and no one will go hungry. Sylvia and Marsha are closer than sisters. They are ki...
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The sprite and the gardener
Book
Available Now at Brighton Beach Library and 9 others
Brownsville Library
Canarsie Library
Central Library
Clarendon Library
Clinton Hill Library
Crown Heights Library
DeKalb Library
Eastern Parkway Library
Stone Avenue Library
Author: Rii Abrego  Call Number: FIC ABREGO  Published: 2021
Summary: Long, long ago, sprites were the caretakers of gardens. Every flower was grown by their hand. But when humans appeared and began growing their own gardens, the sprites' magical talents soon became a thing of the past. When Wisteria, an ambitious, kin...
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Meow or never
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Author: Jazz Taylor  Call Number: eBOOK  Published: 2021
Summary: Avery Williams can sing, but that doesn't mean she can sing in front of people . She likes to stay backstage at her new school, which is where, to her surprise, she finds a cat tucked away into a nook. Avery names the stray Phantom and visits any ti...
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Thanks a lot, Universe
Book
Available Now at Carroll Gardens Library and 5 others
Central Library
Macon Library
Marcy Library
Pacific Library
Red Hook Library
Author: Chad Lucas  Call Number: J FIC LUCAS  Published: 2021
Summary: Brian has always been anxious, whether at home or in class or on the basketball court. His dad tries to get him to stand up for himself, and his mom helps as much as she can, but after he and his brother are placed into foster care, Brian starts havi...
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Too bright to see
Book
Available Now at Brighton Beach Library and 14 others
Bushwick Library
Canarsie Library
Central Library
Clinton Hill Library
Flatbush Library
Greenpoint Library
Homecrest Library
Jamaica Bay Library
Kings Highway Library
Marcy Library
Midwood Library
Paerdegat Library
Red Hook Library
Ryder Library
Author: Kyle Lukoff  Call Number: J FIC LUKOFF  Published: 2021
Summary: It's the summer before middle school and eleven-year-old Bug's best friend Moira has decided the two of them need to use the next few months to prepare. For Moira, this means figuring out the right clothes to wear, learning how to put on makeup, and ...
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Beetle & the Hollowbones
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Author: Aliza Layne  Call Number: eBOOK  Published: 2020
Summary: Twelve-year-old goblin and witch-in-training Beetle enlists her former best friend, Kat Hollowbones, to help stop Kat's sorceress aunt from demolishing the mall where Beetle's friend Blob Ghost is trapped.
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Both can be true
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Author: Jules Machias  Call Number: eBOOK  Published: 2021
Summary: Debut author Jules Machias explores identity, gender fluidity, and the power of friendship and acceptance in this dual-narrative Own Voices story about two kids who join forces to save a dog . . . but wind up saving each other. Ash is no stranger to ...
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