Children’s Literature

Reading Level: To Age 8
All Kinds Of Families: This picture book is an essay on family love and continuity. Many ethnic groups are represented as the author points out that families come in many different packages and in many different forms. The main thing is that all families love one another.

Daddy’s Roommate: A book describing the feelings of a boy whose gay father lives with another man presents the facts in a favorable light. Mother is extremely understanding, and Daddy’s roommate is a friendly fellow.

Heather Has Two Mommies: Heather’s favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, two eyes, two ears, two hands, and two feet. Heather also has two mommies, Mama Jane and Mamma Kate

How My Family Came to Be – Daddy, Papa and Me: Narrated from the perspective of a school-aged child, the book shows how his family was created and that families are made up of people who love each other. Told with simple words and playful illustrations, How My Family Came to Be – Daddy, Papa and Me clearly addresses for a young audience the changing makeup of families.

Lucy Goes to the Country: Madcap adventures ensue when a gay couple and their cat spend the weekend in the country.
Two Moms, the Zark, and Me: After becoming separated from his two mothers at the zoo, the narrator of the execrable tale is menaced by bigoted do-gooders before the Zark helps him find his parents.

Uncle What-Is-It is Coming to Visit!!: Tiffany and Igor learn that Uncle Brett is a homosexual and soon realize that the stories and stereotypes the neighborhood kids have told them about gay life are untrue.

When Grown-Ups Fall in Love– A Book for Very Young Children and Rush Limbaugh
Who’s In a Family?: This equal opportunity, open-minded picture book has no preconceptions about what makes a family a family. There’s even equal time given to some of children’s favorite animal families. With warm and inviting illustrations, this is a great book for that long talk with a little person on your lap. Pencil and watercolor illustrations.

Zach’s Story: Growing Up With Same-Sex Parents: Eleven-year-old Zack talks about his life with his lesbian mother and his “second mother” in an attractively appointed photo-essay that is part of the Meeting the Challenge series. Pictures catch Zack at home, at school, at the Gay Pride Parade in New York City, and with his dad and his dad’s other family.

Reading Level: 6-10
How Would You Feel if Your Dad Was Gay?: A thoroughly realistic story portraying the prejudice, confusion, and self-doubt experienced by children with gay parents.

Reading Level: 9-12
Being Different; Lambda Youths Speak Out

Reading Level: Older Children/Teen
Coping When a Parent is Gay: Examines the impact of a parent’s sexual orientation on family relationships, describing the experiences of young people in various types of families.