Category Archives: LGBTQIA

Pride, The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag – PPBF

Title: Pride, The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag Author: Rob Sanders Illustrator: Steven Salerno Publisher: Random House, April 2018 Ages: 5-9 Themes: gay pride, Harvey Milk, the rainbow flag, lgbtqia+, strength, leadership, change, power, control, politics and differing opinions, tolerance Genre: biography Opening: … Continue reading

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Hurricane Child – Middle Grade Book Recommendation

Title: Hurricane Child Author: Kheryn Callender Publisher: Scholastic Press, 2018 Ages: 10-13 Themes: black, lgbtqia+, Caribbean, internalized homophobia, depression, micro-agressions, racism, disappearing parent, self-esteem, cultural identity, spirits, coming-of-age Genre: Contemporary Opening: My ma’s voice is rough and low. When she speaks to strangers on the … Continue reading

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A School Librarian’s Thoughts on #Kidlitwomen & #Equalityinkidlit

If you have been following the amazing array of posts by my #kidlitwomen colleagues during March, you will be more than aware, if you weren’t before, of the institutional sexism in the children’s book industry. These are pervasive issues across … Continue reading

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