Written by Shana Fung
We’re celebrating Pride Month this week at Little New-Yorkers! Come join us on either Tuesday, June 20, or Friday, June 23, at 3:30 pm for a special reading of This Day in June written by Gayle E. Pitman and illustrated by Kristyna Litten. Stick around after the story to make a special rainbow lei to wear home!
If you can’t make it to Little New-Yorkers and still want to celebrate Pride Month with us, not to worry! This Day in June is only one of a number of great books that explore LGBT themes available in our Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library. Check out some other great picture books we have below!
Annie’s Plaid Shirt written by Stacy B Davids, illustrated by Rachael Balsaitis
Will Annie get to wear her favorite plaid shirt to a wedding, even though her mother wants her to wear a dress? Find out!
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress written by Chistine Baldacchino, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfent
Young Morris faces bullying for wearing a dress but learns to be happy in his own skin anyway.
Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall
A crayon learns to be itself in this charming tale of accepting that not all of us are really the labels we’re given.
And Tango Makes Three written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole
Based on a true story, two male penguins at the Central Park Zoo hatch and raise a baby penguin named Tango.