ANTI-RACIST, LGBTQ AND GENDER INCLUSIVE BOOKS SELECTED BY OUR FRIENDS AT
RAINBOW ACTION NETWORK
What is Rainbow Action Network?
Rainbow Action Network is a group of LGBTQ people and allies that aims to make the Napa Valley a welcoming and supportive place for LGBTQ families, community members and visitors, by advocating for community and organization level change. RAN provides diverse families opportunities for social connection, as well as opportunities to engage in family-focused social justice activism. You may have seen their Rainbow Little Libraries around town - they now have 21 different locations throughout Napa County! We are proud to partner with Rainbow Action Network to bring their LGBTQ & Gender Inclusive Booklists to you. Learn more on their website.
How Were These Books Selected?
The Anti-racist, LGBTQ and Gender Inclusive Books in these lists were originally selected because they portray the characters in the books as just one way that families and people exist in this world and they do not highlight having LGBTQ parents as an issue or a problem for the children, bullying for being different, or perpetuating gender stereotypes.
There is still a shortage of well-written and illustrated books that just happen to have children with LGBTQ parents or gender creative/expansive children as characters. However, new and improved books are being released often. We will continue reviewing and updating our book selections as new titles are released.
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