10,000 Dresses

10,000 Dresses Written by Marcus Ewert Illustrated by Rex Ray 32 pages 10,000 Dresses is a story of a transgender child:  who was born a boy but now identifies as a girl. Every night Bailey dreams of beautiful magical dresses. Sadly, when she wakes up full of excitement to tell her family about them, she…

Heather Has Two Mommies

Heather Has Two Mommies

Heather Has Two Mommies Written by Leslea Newman Illustrated by Laura Cornell 32 Pages “Heather’s favourite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, two eyes, two ears, two hands, and two feet.” Most everything about Heather is like most other children around her, with one difference:  Heather has two mothers. Heather Has Two…

I Am Jazz

I Am Jazz Written by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings Illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas Jazz describes herself as having a girl’s brain in a boy’s body. Her favourite colour is pink, she loves dressing like a mermaid, and is not interested in typical boy activities. Her parents soon discovered that Jazz was born transgender. This is…

King & King

King and King Written by Linda De Haan Illustrated by Stern Nijland 32 Pages This is the well-known story of Cinderella with a twist. When the queen insists that her son get married, the Prince begrudgingly agrees. However, this is no easy feat. One by one all the bachelorettes of the land introduce themselves, hoping to…

In Our Mothers’ House

In Our Mothers’ House Written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco 48 pages Marmee, Meema, and their three children are just like most families:  they cook, they play games, they laugh, they learn, and they celebrate the seasons of the year together. Most people in the neighbourhood love them—and how could you not – they were always…

And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three Written by Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell Illustrated by Henry Cole 32 pages Roy and Silo live at the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. They are a little different from the other males:they are not interested in the female penguins… but in each other. Soon a zookeeper notices their…