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10,000 Dresses

Bailey dreams of wearing beautiful dresses, but her family disapproves of her understanding of her true self.

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A Boy's Best Friend

Seven-year-old Will, an asthma sufferer and a target for bullies, gets a special birthday present from his two moms.

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A Fire Engine for Ruthie

When Ruthie comes to visit, Grandma wants to play girly games like tea party and dress up. But Ruthie prefers to play with fire engines and trains like the boy next door.

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A Tale of Two Daddies

In this rhyming book, a little girl responds to the questions her friend asks about the roles her Daddy and Poppa play in her life.

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And Tango Makes Three

At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins parent an egg and start a family.

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Antonio's Card = La Tarjeta de Antonio

A boy overcomes teasing from his classmates to truly appreciate his unique family.

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Ballerino Nate

Attending a recital inspires kindergartener Nate to take ballet lessons. He loves to dance but is shaken by his brother's contention that ballet is just for girls.

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Be Who You Are

Will is having trouble understanding why his brother changed his name to Hope, grew his hair long, and began wearing dresses. With gentle understanding and unwavering support, Hope and her parents help Will to understand and accept.

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Big Bob, Little Bob

Friends learn that gender doesn't matter when it comes to playing with toys.

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Christian, the Hugging Lion

Based on a popular YouTube video, this book tells the story of John and Ace and their pet lion, Christian, from their first meeting at Harrods department store through the adventures of raising a growing lion in a London apartment and ending with Christian's return to the wild in Africa.

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Daddy's Wedding

In this sequel to Daddy's Roommate, ten-year-old Nick is the best man at his father's commitment ceremony.

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Dogs Don't Do Ballet

Girl loves dog, dog loves girl, and they both love ballet. Will the unlikely ballerina ever get his moment on the stage?

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Donovan's Big Day

It's a very BIG day for young Donovan-get ready, get dressed in his best with a bow tie and be the ring bearer when Mommy and Mama get married!

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Emma and Meesha My Boy: A Two Mom Story

Emma's moms show her the proper way to take care of her cat (in rhyme).

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Families

Children from a diverse selection of American families share their insights.

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Felicia's Favorite Story

Before Felicia can go to bed at night, she asks her mommies to tell her the story of how she was adopted.

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For You and No One Else

Although Buck is crushed when his friend Sparklehart woos all the does with the seven-leaf clover that Buck gives him, he soon cheers up when he finds an even better gift and the courage to tell Sparklehart that this gift is "for you and no one else!"

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Hello My Name Is Bob

Bob, a self described boring bear, begins comparing his own life to that of his adventurous Panda friend Jack a and soon realizes that it is okay to be different.

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Home at Last

Lester finds a loving home with Daddy Rich and Daddy Albert and their big, fluffy dog.

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I am Jazz

Jazz says she “has a girl brain in a boy body.” Based on the life of Jazz Jennings, this picture book talks about her experiences growing up as a transkid.

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I'm a girl!

A spunky child is not afraid to be herself.

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In Our Mothers' House

Although Marmee , Meema, and their three kids have a happy home life with many similarities to their neighbor's experiences -- dinnertime, fooling around, getting ready for parties -- some in their community can see only the differences.

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Jane and the Dragon

Despite being laughed at, Jane persists in her mission to become a knight. When the prince is kidnapped by a dragon, Jane dons a borrowed suit of armor, goes to his rescue, and the adventure begins ...

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King & King

When a weary queen wants to retire, she demands that the prince get married so that he can become king ... but the results are not your typical fairy tale ending.

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Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero

Mary Walker broke barriers by championing women’s rights, bravely serving in the Civil War, and being the only woman to earn the Medal of Honor — and she wore pants!

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Mini Mia and Her Darling Uncle

A mischievious little girl comes to terms with having to share her favorite uncle with his new partner.

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Mom and Mum are Getting Married

Rosie wants to participate in Mom and Mum's upcoming wedding. But since it will be a small ceremony, there's no need for a flower girl or bridesmaid. But the role she does play winds up saving the day!

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Monday is One Day

Counting down to the weekend, this rhyming story helps children from different types of families (including one with gay dads) deal with separation anxiety while learning the days of the week.

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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Morris wears a beautiful orange dress that reminds him of his mother’s hair and tigers, but his classmates say that dresses are for girls. One night, Morris has a dream that changes everything.

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My Dad Has HIV

A little girl learns about HIV/AIDS from her father who has contracted the disease.

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My Two Uncles

Elly's family is busy making preparations for her grandparents' 50th anniversary. She helps her Uncle Ned and his partner Phil create a very special present. But when her grandfather refuses to invite Phil to the party, her Uncle Ned decides not to attend either. When Elly gives the special present to her grandfather, he regrets how he treated Elly's uncles.

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Not Every Princess

Anyone can be a princess, a pirate, a mermaid, or a superhero. Demonstrated through rhyming text and whimsical illustrations, whatever you can imagine, you can become.

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Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero

Courageous and resourceful Sarah Edmonds enlisted as "Frank Thompson" in the Union Army during the Civil War, serving as a soldier, nurse, and ultimately a spy behind enemy lines.

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Pink!

Tired of rejection, Patrick the pink penguin tries unsuccessfully to live with the flamingos before he returns home to acceptance.

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Rough, Tough Charley

Author Verla Kay uses rhyme to chronicle the adventures of Charley Parkhurst, the legendary stage coach driver whose secret identity was revealed upon his death.

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Sanctuary: A Tale of Life in the Woods

In this posthumously published fable by Paul Monette, the Great Horned Owl declares the relationship between Renarda the Fox and Lapine the Rabbit to be unnatural and banishes them to opposite ends of the enchanted forest sanctuary.

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Saturday Is Pattyday

Frankie is upset when his two moms breakup and Patty moves into her own apartment. But Patty reassures him that she will always be there for him, particularly on Saturdays, their special day alone together.

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Say Something

A girl remains silent while others around her are bullied or teased. But one day she finds herself the target of jokes and no one speaks up for her.

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Spot

SPOT is the story of a dog who lives in a town where everyone is expected to have spots. As he gets older, his own spots begin to fade. To fit in, he paints spots on his body so no one knows who he really is.Eventually he is forced to reveal himself as a spotless dog. While he initially faces rejection, by the end of the story his family and the entire town of Barksville come to understand the importance of being different. And, how it's our differences that make us great. Spot is a story about family, love and the joy of discovering one's true self. [From the publisher]

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The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy

Tulip, the fairy responsible for handling all the birthday wishes from nine-year-olds in North America, receives a request from David who wants to live as Daniela.

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The Daddy Machine

Two kids with lesbian moms wonder what it would be like to have a dad. So they build a daddy machine, turn it on, and a dad pops out. Then comes another, and another, and another ...

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The Keeping Quilt: 25th Anniversary Edition

In the 25th anniversary edition of this classic children's book, Polacco expands upon the earlier story of her celebrated family heirloom quilt. The current edition includes the role the quilt plays as a "huppa" (the traditional canopy) in the Jewish weddings of her straight son and her lesbian daughter.

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The Paper Bag Princess

After a dragon burns down her castle and kidnaps Prince Ronald, her intended, Princess Elizabeth dons a paper bag and rescues him. Ronald, however, is put off by her unprincess-like appearance, so Elizabeth heads off alone into the sunset.

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The Princess Knight

Widowed King Wilfred teaches both his sons and his daughter, Violetta, jousting, sword-fighting, and other knightly skills. From inauspicious beginnings, "Itsy-Bitsy Little Vi" becomes a force to reckon with through sheer determination and lots of practice. When a tournament is held on her sixteenth birthday with her hand in marriage as the prize, Vi disguises herself and jousts to victory, defeating all the other knights.

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The Sissy Duckling

Duckling Elmer is called a sissy by his father and the other ducklings when he fails at sports and prefers less "manly" activities. So he runs away and creates his own home in a hollow tree. When his father is shot by hunters as the ducks migrate south, Elmer nurses him back to health during the long, cold winter.

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This Day in June

This Day In June welcomes young readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united.

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Tiger Flowers

Joel copes with losing his Uncle Michael to AIDS by remembering their special moments together.

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Tutus Aren't My Style

Tomboy Emma is dismayed when she receives a gift from her favorite uncle and opens it to discover a frilly pink tutu. Ultimately, she discovers that there are lots of different ways to be a ballerina and that her uncle really does know her after all.

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Uncle Andy's Cats

In the further adventures of the author's Uncle Andy (Warhol), the New York house is overrun with cats - 25 to be exact -- all but one of whom are named Sam.

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Uncle Andy's: A Faabbbulous Visit With Andy Warhol

Seven-year-old James and his family make a surprise visit to Grandma and Uncle Andy at their Manhattan townhouse. But when your uncle is Andy Warhol, you're in for lots of surprises yourself!

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Uncle Bobby's Wedding

Chloe's concerns about her uncle's upcoming wedding have nothing to do with the fact that his partner is male; instead, like a typical preschooler, she worries that she will lose her favorite uncle's attention.

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Willie and Uncle Bill

Queering the picture book, Willie's Uncle Bill takes him on adventures to the hairdresser, cooking Icky Stew, and rocking out with The Purple Tomatoes

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Worm Loves Worm

Worm loves worm, and now they want to get married. But which worm is the bride and which is the groom? And does it matter?

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