Happy Pride Month 🏳️🌈
We've selected 4 books (recommended for ages 1 - 13+) from our Museum's makerspace youth library to inspire your kiddos to learn more about LGBTQIA+ topics through reading!
📕 “Love makes a Family” by Sophie Beer (@sophiebeerdraws)
Ages baby - 3
Whether a child has two moms, two dads, one parent, or one of each, this simple preschool read-aloud board book demonstrates that what's most important in each family's life is the love the family members share.
📗* "Julian at the Wedding” by Jessica Love
Ages 4 – 8
Jessica Love presents a joyful story of friendship and individuality featuring young characters who are free to live, play, and express themselves however they wish without conflict.
📘* "Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution” written by Rob Sanders
Ages 8 - 12
The very first picture book by an openly gay author and illustrator to tell the rich and dynamic history of the Stonewall Inn and its role in the LGBTQIA+ civil rights movement. Narrated by the Stonewall Inn itself, this book is an essential and empowering civil rights story that every child deserves to hear.
📙* "Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for their Rights” written by Mikki Kendall
Ages 13 +
This compelling graphic novel illuminates the stories of notable women throughout history—from queens and freedom fighters to warriors and spies—and the progressive movements led by women that have shaped history, including LGBTQIA+ liberation (pages 141 – 143). “Amazons, Abolitionists and Activists” was illustrated by Aster D’amico, a queer illustrator and comic artist.
These books from our youth library were generously funded through JP Morgan and Wells Fargo.
*Books available at your local El Paso Public Library
The El Paso Museum of History is a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community.