COLAGE is the only national youth-driven network of people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer parents. Living in a world that treats our families differently can be isolating or challenging. By connecting us with peers who share our experiences, COLAGE helps us become strong advocates for ourselves and our families.
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Suggested Reading for Children withLGBTQ Parents
123 A family Counting Book
Fun with moms, dads, and pets! Celebratealternative families and teach numbers to youngchildren. Lovely illustrated, and great for youngchildren with same-sex parents.
B. Combs. Ill D. Hosler. Two Lives Publishing. 2000
ABC A Family Alphabet Book.
Teach children letters too!
B. Combs. Ill D. Keane and B. Rappa. Two Lives publishing.2001
A Beach Party With Alexis *
This beautifully illustrated coloring book depictsAlexis and her friends during a day at the beach.Ages 2-7.
S. Johnson-Calvo. Alyson Publications, Boston, MA
A Boy’s Best Friend
Will, a 7-year-old boy, wants a dog or nothing for his birthday. At the last minute his mother giveshim a dog that will make a difference by beingdifferent. Ages 4-9.
J. Alden. Alyson Publication
All Families Are Different
A nonfiction picture book, meant assure children whofear that their family is not “normal” that there is nosuch thing, and that family differences can beunderstood and celebrated. It covers adoption,multiracial families, foster homes and same-sex parents. Ages 7-10
S. Gordon, Ph.D., Prometheus Books, 2000
Best Best Colors/ Los Mejores Colores(Anti-Bias Book For Kids)
This bilingual children’s book, in both Englishand Spanish, tells the story of how a group of children deal with a hate crime that occurs intheir own neighborhood.
E. Hoffman (ed) E. Henriquez. Redleaf Press. 1999
Meet a boy, his gay dad and his dad’s partner inthis Lambda Literary Award winning book. Ages2-9.
M. Wilhoite. Alyson Publications, Boston, MA.1991
The sequel to Daddy’s Roommate, featuring acommitment ceremony between the two fathers.Ages 2-9
.M. Wilhoite. Alyson Publications, Boston, MA
Families: All Kinds Of Families
Explores in words and pictures what a family is, andhow families vary in make-up and lifestyle. Ages 4-8.
N. Simon, C.Rubin (ed), J. Lasker (ill), Albert Whitman and Co.1987
Families: A Celebration Of Diversity,Commitment And Love
The true stories of seventeen kids and their families, accompanied by photographs. Thisbook rejoices in the endless possibilities of thecomposition of a “family.” Ages 9-12
Heather Has Two Mommies
This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of three-year-old Heather and her two moms.Ages 4-7.
L. Newman. Alyson Publications, Boston, MA.1991
Is Your Family Like Mine?
This is the beautiful and true to life story of Armetha, a five-year-old girl with two moms.Armetha and her friends, who all come fromdifferent family constellations, discover that loveis our common bond. Ages 4-9.
L. Abramchik. Open Heart Open Mind Publishing, Brooklyn, NY.1996