LGT-Friendly Picture Books for Children (Pre-K to age 8)
This reserve collection was created by Professor Elizabeth H. Rowell to assure that LGT-friendly children's books would always be a part of the James P. Adams Library collection. It includes books about families with Gay, Lesbian and Transgender members
As one of the only highly praised resources on this important topic, this thoughtfully compiled book examines and suggests picture books and chapter books presenting LGBTQ content to children under the age of 12. * A foreword by K.T. Horning of the Cooperative Children's Book Center * An extensive bibliography of picture books, easy chapter books, nonfiction books and nonprint materials with LGBTQ content for children ages 12 and under * An index of key terms for each title provides easy access to titles representing a specific aspect of LGBTQ culture
Building the Foundation of Acceptance Book by Book: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender-Themed Books for Grades K–5 Multicultural Libraries. By: Knoblauch, Dee, Multicultural Perspectives, 15210960, Oct-Dec2016, Vol. 18, Issue 4
The article focuses on the issues surrounding gay literature, with regards to the book King & King. The book caused a stir with the opponents of gay literature, making the book known as one of the most challenged books in the U.S. in 2004. Gay literature was thought to be caused by the policies of the government towards homosexuality.
The article discusses literary resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families in education. Books such as "Heather Has Two Mommies" focus on family structure rather than family activities. The author recommends educators should choose books that depict different family structures for LGBT families and avoid tokenism and concentrating on traditional families.
The article focuses on the presence of gay characters in young adult literature. Particular attention is given to "The Drowning of Stephan Jones," by Bette Greene. The author addresses the tension present in the novel, and the novel's drawbacks relating to characterization and plot. The question of the role of the Christian church in the promotion of bigotry against gay people is discussed. The author also discusses the books "Twelve Days in August," by Liza Ketchum Murrow and "Peter," by Kate W