One of the best ways to welcome students and families into your school community is to integrate high quality texts into your classroom and school libraries. Welcoming Schools offers recommendations for diverse books for schools, libraries and home. With Welcoming Schools lists, find books that reflect the rich diversity of people in your school and the world.

With Welcoming Schools’ recommended books you can:

  • Celebrate all families and caregiving communities, including LGB families and families with transgender and non-binary family members.
  • Help students explore gender and develop awareness and understanding of transgender and non-binary people.
  • Foster important conversations with your students about race, racism and colorism.
  • Celebrate the multiple, intersecting identities of the students and families that you serve.

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Diverse Children’s Books to Create LGBTQ Inclusive Classrooms and Schools

Welcoming Schools book lists are designed to help educators create classrooms and schools that are affirming of LGBTQ students, families and staff. A key focus of our program is to…

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Anti-Racist Book List and Mini Lessons

Welcoming Schools Pre-K – 8 anti-racist book list and mini lessons are designed to help educators create inclusive classrooms and schools using an anti-racist, intersectional lens. A key focus of…

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Children's Books About LGBTQ History

Welcoming Schools has curated a comprehensive booklist with accurate and informative texts about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer History. Many states have begun to mandate that LGBTQ history be…