"I am Jazz!", by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings - I am Jazz is the story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere.

19 books to help children find hope and strength in stressful times: A librarian’s list - The Washington Post

"Princess princess ever after", by Katie O'Neill & Ari Yarwood & Fred Chao - When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other person. They'll need to join forces and use all the know-how, kindness, and bravery they have in order to defeat their greatest foe yet: a jealous sorceress with a…

I've loved princess stories ever since I was a little kid. However, being a fat, queer Latina, I often had a hard time seeing myself in these stories that I loved so much. That's where Katie O'Neill and her comic Princess Princess Ever After comes in.

"Red : a crayon's story", by Michael Hall - Red has a bright red label, but he is, in fact, blue. His teacher tries to help him be red, his mother tries to help him be red by sending him out on a playdate with a yellow classmate, and the scissors try to help him be red by snipping his label so that he has room to breathe. But Red is miserable. He just can't be red, no matter how hard he tries!

Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.

"Gracefully Grayson", by Ami Polonsky - tells the story of 6th grade Grayson, a transgender girl. Raised as a boy, Grayson has never felt entirely comfortable in her own skin and her true self itches to break free. Will new strength from an unexpected friendship be enough to help Grayson step into the spotlight she was born to inhabit?

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky "Grayson Sender has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: "he" is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender's body.

"The little refugee", by Anh Do and Suzanne Do ; illustrated by Bruce Whatley - Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. It was a dangerous journey, with murderous pirates and terrifying storms, but they managed to survive. Life in suburban Australia was also hard for a small boy with no English and funny lunches.

The Little Refugee : The Inspiring True Story of Australia's Happiest Refugee - Anh Do

"A tale of two mommies",  by Vanita Oelschlager ; illustrations, Mike Blanc - A young boy describes to two other children how his two mommies help him with all his needs.

A Tale of Two Mommies: Vanita Oelschlager, Mike Blanc: Designed for early grades, portrays a non-traditional family unit. Takes place on the beach so could be linked to science lessons of the same topic.

"A Bus Called Heaven", by Bob Graham - One morning it appeared, out of nowhere, sitting right outside Stella's house - a broken, old bus. On the front of it, held up with packing tape, is a hand-painted sign that says, "Heaven". Heaven turns out to be the perfect place to unite the neighbourhood.

A Bus Called Heaven By Bob Graham E GRA An abandoned bus appears in front of Stella's house one day, with a sign on front marked "Heaven", and it brings positive changes in the outlook of Stella and all who pass by in the community.

"Fish in a tree", by Lynda Mullaly Hunt - Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn't know how to read.

Mooresville Public Library (Mooresville, Indiana) presents a book trailer featuring the children's chapter book, "Fish in a Tree," by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.

"Autistic planet", by Jennifer Elder ; illustrated by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder - A journey in rhyme to the alternate reality of "Autistic Planet", where being different is ordinary and being "typical" is unheard of.

"Autistic planet", by Jennifer Elder ; illustrated by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder - A journey in rhyme to the alternate reality of "Autistic Planet", where being different is ordinary and being "typical" is unheard of.

"Be who you are", by Todd Parr - Be old. Be young. Speak your language. Be proud of where you're from. Just be who you are. With nods to everything from race to gender expression to economic background, this book offers a 2016 twist on the theme.

Be Who You Are (Book) : Parr, Todd : Picture book encouraging kids to be proud of what makes them unique, where they come from, and how they express themselves and see the world.

"That's what Wings are for", by Patrick Guest and Daniella Germain.  There are three things that all respectable dragons need: strong wings for flying. Strong lungs for breathing fire. and strong, shiny scales ... But Bluey the Gragon has none of these. Even so, Bluey has other abilities, some of them truly wonderful ... if only he can work out what they are!

That's what wings are for - Patrick Guest and Daniella Germain

"Spork", by Kyo Maclear and Isabelle Arsenault.   His mum is a spoon, his dad is a fork, and he's a bit of both: he's Spork, a utensil who just doesn't seem to fit into the regimented world of the cutlery drawer, and this is his "multi-cutlery" tale, a humorous commentary on individuality and tolerance, that capture the experience and emotions of all who have ever wondered about their place in the world.

His mum is a spoon. His dad is a fork. And he& a bit of both. He& Spork!Spork sticks out in the regimented world of the cutlery drawer. The spoons.

"Mixed Me!", by Taye Diggs, illustrated by Shane W. Evans.  Told in rhyming text, Mike is a mixed-race boy, completely comfortable with his identity and his parents-and his wild, curly hair.

Mixed Me is a great tale of love, acceptance and self-confidence for any kid who has ever felt like he or she is on the outside looking in (as is Chocolate Me). And my admiration for these books h…

"Clothes", by Ifeoma Onyefulu.  Photographed in Mali by an award-winning photographer, this is a unique and culturally diverse First Words book, with lots to look at and talk about.  Also available in the Look at This series: Home; Food; and Play.

"Clothes", by Ifeoma Onyefulu. Photographed in Mali by an award-winning photographer, this is a unique and culturally diverse First Words book, with lots to look at and talk about.

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