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LGBTQ & Kids
This resource guide provides information about books and other resources for children and youth, as well as PreK to grade 12 educators.
Booklist: New LGBTQIAP+ Nonfiction for Pride Month
An annotated bibliography of LGBTQIAP+ titles curated by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association.
COLAGE Resource Center
COLAGE, a network of people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer caregivers, provides this list of books, videos and other resources.
I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?
Blogger, Lee Wind, maintains this list of books about the LGBTQ experience for teens.
List of LGBTQ+ books available in the Curriculum Materials Center of the William Paterson University Library,
LGBTTQ+ Around the Rainbow
Family Services Ottawa provides this annotated list of LGBTTQ+ books, divided by age from babies to adults.
Rainbow Round Table Book and Media Reviews
Reviews of recently published books with LGBTQ+ content from the American Library Association's Rainbow Round Table.
We Need Diverse Books
This organization stresses the need for children's books that feature the diverse lives of all young people.
Intellectual Freedom Resources
NCTE Position Statements
Position statements from the National Council of Teachers of English, including The Students' Right to Read, and Guidelines for Dealing with Censorship of Instructional Materials.
Rationales for Classroom Texts
The National Council of Teachers of English provides instructions and sample rationales to support those facing challenges to literary texts and other resources.
Selection & Reconsideration Policy Toolkit
A toolkit developed by the American Library Association for use by public, school and academic libraries.
Naidoo, Jamie Campbell. Welcoming rainbow families in the classroom: Suggestions and recommendations for including LGBTQ children's books in the curricula. Social Education, 81: 5, 308-315.
Curriculum Resources, PreK to 12
ADL: Fighting Hate for Good
Also known as the Anti-Defamation League the ADL extends its concerns to fight hate in all forms including homophobia and heterosexism. This website identifies lessons and teaching activities for an anti-bias curriculum.
Garden State Equality
This advocacy and education organization for the Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community provides information about the requirement to teach LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum starting in January 2020, and seeks schools willing to pilot this new curriculum.
Gender and Sexual Identity
Teaching Tolerance provides and extensive collection of articles, teaching activities and other resources to promote an inclusive classroom.
GLSEN Educator Resources
This group of students and educators dedicated to providing safe environments for LGBTQ+ students provides lesson plans and other resources.
NJ Social & Emotional Learning Competencies
A one page list of the Social and Emotional Learning Competencies and Sub-competencies from the New Jersey Department of Education.
Social and Emotional Learning
The NJ Department of Education has developed this resource for teachers to support the teaching of Social and Emotional Learning.
Academic Search Premier
Use Advanced Search and select the Document Type: Book Review. Academic Search Premier is available through JerseyClicks
This database suggests titles for children, and includes book reviews from many major review sources. Available through JerseyClicks.
LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum Legislation
Lambda Literary Awards--LGBTQ Children's/Young Adult
Judged on literary merit and content relevant to LBGTQ lives the LGBTQ Children’s/Young Adult includes fiction, nonfiction, picture books, and poetry whose intended audience is young readers.
Rainbow Book List
The Rainbow Book List highlights high quality books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/ questioning content, for children and youth from birth to age 18. Starred titles indicate the Top Ten choices.
Stonewall Book Award--Mike Morgan and Larry Romans
The Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award are announced in January and presented to the winners at the American Library Association Annual Conference.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Teen Literature by
Publication Date: 2010
Rainbow Family Collections by
Publication Date: 2012
Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature by
Publication Date: 2018