Picture Books with 2SLGBTQIA Representation
Courage in her cleats : the story of soccer star Abby Wambach
Chaffee, Kim, author
"As a child, Abby Wambach was loud and clear about what she wanted and what she didn't, and she didn't want to be left out of any competition--especially soccer. In this powerful biography, readers will dance and dart down fields with Abby as she slingshots--balls thwump...whiz...whoosh--straight into goals, sweating and scoring her way from school league leader to U.S's National Team star. The story follows Abby through both success and setbacks because while even pro athletes miss goals, face losses, and can get injured, determined Abby has always been tougher than her toughest challenge."--Provided by publisher.
Harvey Milk : no to homophobia
Amor, Safia, author.
"Called "the most famous and most significantly open LGBT official ever elected in the United States," Harvey Milk fought against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. In the 1970s when Harvey is elected into office in San Francisco, homosexual relations are still against the law in the United States, and homophobia is being stoked by outspoken conservatives and the religious right. Just ten months after being elected, Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone are assassinated by a homophobic former colleague. The killer finds sympathy from his jurors and gets a light sentence. Milk's death becomes a metaphor for the experience of gays in America and his legend as a fighter for gay rights is cemented"-- Provided by publisher.
Out of the Blue A heartwarming picture book about celebrating difference