Young Adult Novels About Diversity, a List thanks to Elliott Mackle

I thought you book guys would be interested in this item that turned up on my gay-veterans message board. The Folded Leaf (William Maxwell) might also qualify.

Several children’s books that I’d recommend to families about diversity acceptance:

– The Sissy Duckling (Harvey Fierstein)
– Oliver Button Is A Sissy (Tomie dePaola)
– When Grown-ups Fall In Love (Barbara Lynn Edmonds)
– Who’s In A Family? (Robert Skutch)
– Heather Has Two Mommies (Leslea Newman)
– Daddy’s Roommate (Michael Willhoite)
– Number The Stars (Lois Lowrty) {historical fiction}
– Define Normal (Julie Anne Peters)
– A Separate Peace (John Knowles)
– Am I Blue? Coming Out From The Silence (Marion Dane Bauer)
– Keeping You A Secret (Julie Anne Peters)
– Luna (Julie Anne Peters)
– Geography Club (Brent Hartinger)
– So Hard To Say (Alex Sanchez)
– Boy Meets Boy (David Levithan)

As with any book recommendation, I recommend the parents read them first to be informed about your children’s reading material. Plus I believe these books would be good for family discussion. Check them out.

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