Books to Engage Students: Bibliographies

The books in these annotated bibliographies have been carefully chosen to help educators lead discussions on family diversity, gender and bias-based bullying with elementary age students.

Books provide mirrors for children to see their lives or families reflected back to them, strengthening their self-esteem and connections.

Books provide a window to the world for children to see the diversity around them and possibilities for their future.

Selecting and Using Books Effectively

Reading LGBTQ-Inclusive Children's Books in Schools

Actions You Can Take as a Librarian

Up-to-Date Recommended Books for Students

Books that Feature Two Moms and Two Dads in Honor of Marriage Equality

New and Recommended Books from 2014 and 2015—Gender, Family, Bullying

Embracing Family Diversity

Diverse Books Featuring All Kinds of Families

Inclusive of LGBTQ Family Members and Characters

Families and Immigration – Picture Books and Middle Readers [PDF]

Looking at Gender including Gender Expansive and Transgender Children

Challenges Gender Limits with Books

Gender Expansive and Transgender Children: Books for Students

Gender Expansive and Transgender Children: Books to Help Adults Understand

Biographies: Courageous Role Models for Students [PDF] 
A lesson plan and bibliography to help students know their history and explore their dreams.

Bias-Based Bullying 

Books to Engage Elementary Students on Bullying and Diversity

Books for Students Inclusive of LGBTQ Topics and Bullying

Sticking Up for Each Other: The Power of Allies

Additional Diverse Booklists

Looking at SkinColor with Books and Activities

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Dream Through Books

Celebrate Adoption Month with Diverse Books!

A Brief Look at the History of Marriage in the United States Through Childrens's Books