I have put together a list of books covering the topics of diversity, sexuality, and inclusiveness that I think are great introductions and conversation starters. They make for great gifts for your children, nieces, nephews, students, neighbors, friends or grandchildren. And for you teachers out there, why not add these to your classroom library! If you are the person who is reading the book to the child, you will also get the benefit of learning something new and if you are just buying it for someone, maybe sneak in a cheeky read before you gift it!
The list contains 17 books about diversity, inclusivity & LGBTQ+ with a link to their Amazon page. This is but a small list of all the books that are out there. A lot of these books are also available on Kindle.
Ballerina Dreams by Michaela DePrince
King of the Classroom by Derrick Barnes
Wilma Rudolph: My First Wilma Rudolph by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Rosa Parks: My First Rosa Parks by Frances Lincoln
We are all welcome by Alexandra Penfold
The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad
It’s Okay to be Different by Sharon Purtill
Hats of Faith by Medeia Cohan
The Stonewall Riots: coming out in the streets by Gayle Pitman
Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison
Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison
Pride: the story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders
Stonewall: A Building An Uprising. A Revolution by Rob Sanders
Rainbow Revolutionaries: Fifty LGBTQ+ people who made history by Sarah Prager
Martin Luther King Jr. by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Diwali (celebrate the world) by Hannah Eliot
I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”– Nelson Mandela
Knowledge is power. Be kind to one another!