5 LGBT Children's Books That Promote Equality And Love

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When looking for a book to read to your child, are you sometimes stymied by the lack of diversity? Well, worry no more, because we have here a list of our favorite children's books, perfect for teaching your children about LGBT families and the many forms that love takes.

Mommy, Mama, and Me, Lesléa Newman and Carol Thompson
This picture book revolves around a small family of two mothers and a toddler. They spend their day playing and showing each other how much they are loved, proving that "there's no limit to what a loving family can do together." Find it here. From the same team there is also Daddy, Papa, and Me. Find it here.

And Tango Makes Three, Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell 
Based on the true story of a pair of male penguins at the Central Park Zoo, And Tango Makes Three tells the tale of two penguins who just want to be parents like all the other birds in their enclosure. A kind zookeeper makes their dreams come true when he gives them an egg in need of care. Find it here.

Heather Has Two Mommies, Lesléa Newman and Diana Souza
Heather Has Two Mommies was a groundbreaking work when it was first published in 1989, because it was the first lesbian-themed children's book. 25 years later, it is still a must for anyone wanting to teach their children about love and acceptance. Find it here.

The Family Book, Todd Parr
Perfect for young children just beginning to be curious about the world, The Family Book explores all types of families, be they headed by a heterosexual or homosexual couple or single parents. All families are welcome on Parr's brightly colored world. Find it here.

The Different Dragon, Jennifer Bryan and Danamarle Hosler
A bedtime story within a bedtime story, The Different Dragon endeavors to highlight the different types of families, and to teach children to embrace a wide variety of people. Perfect for teaching your child about equality and appreciating differences. Find it here.

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