LGBTQ+ Books for Parents and Children

Welcome to Family Equality’s Book Nook, a comprehensive list of the best LGBTQ+ books for the whole family!

Whether you’re searching for your child’s first picture book or a young adult novel that your tween will devour, Family Equality’s Book Nook is a list of our favorite books that represent diverse families in a loving and respectful way.

Check out the search portal below to discover what new LGBTQ+ books you need to add to your at-home, local, or school libraries!

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Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film about the Grapes of Wrath

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Steven Goldman

Mitchell isn’t just your average kid— he’s even more average than that. He’s barely making it through eleventh grade when everything changes—his best (and only friend) comes out, a popular girl asks him out, and don’t even mention the prom!

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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John Green and David Levithan

What’s in a name? When two teenagers meet who have nothing in common besides both being named Will Grayson, their worlds will change in ways they never saw coming.


Support Family Equality when you buy your next LGBTQ+ book!

To support Family Equality while you build your LGBTQ+ family library, visit smile.amazon.com and log in using your Amazon credentials. Then search for Family Equality under “Or pick your own charitable organization” and click “Select.”

That’s it! Now every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, a portion of the price of your purchase will go to supporting LGBTQ+ families!


More Resources for LGBTQ+ Families

Once you put down your most recent purchase, check out all the other activities, resources, and programs we create to support and connect LGBTQ+ families like yours across the country!


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Have an LGBTQ+ book you’d like to submit to our list?

If you know about an LGBTQ+ book that isn’t on our list, but should be—let us know! Use the form below to contact a staff member, and we’ll be in touch about next steps.