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Resources on Diversity & Inclusivity

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In honour of Pride Month, Meaghan Sullivan and Charlotte Henderson who have both just completed year one of the Master of Arts in Child Study Education (MA-CSE) program, have compiled a list of resources for young learners to understand and learn more about inclusivity and diversity. 

 

from the stars in the sky to the fish in the sea book cover

"From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea"

- Kai Cheng Thom
 

Ages 3-8

Tackles the topic of gender fluidity for children and encourages them to explore their identities.

Pride article resource book - Heather has two mommies

"Heather Has Two Mommies"

- Lesléa Newman 

Ages 3-7

Ground-breaking novel that was one of the first pieces of LGBTQ children's literature to garner broad attention.

Pride article resource book - the boy and the bindi

"The Boy & The Bindi”

- Vivek Shraya

 

Ages 4-8

About a young boy's obsession with his mother's bindi and his experiences when he wears one

Pride article resource book - Stonewall

"Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution”

- Rob Sanders

Ages 5-8

Tells the historic and inspiring role of the gay civil rights movement.

 

Pride article resource book - Large Fears

“Large Fears”

- Myles E. Johnson 

Ages 4-8

Explores multiple identities and adds to the important conversation of what it means to be black and queer.

Pride article resource book - George

“George”

- Alex Gino

Age 8+

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever.

tPride article resource book - The eagles path

“The Eagle’s Path”

- Michelle Corneau

 

Ages 8+

Anna explores what it means to be Mohawk, her own identity and the identity of others as she learns to follow the Eagle’s path. She learns how her culture has taught many generations to value honesty, wisdom and courage in their day-to-day lives. Anna also learns about two-spirit people when her best friend tells her that she likes other girls . She understands the value in accepting everyone for who they are.

Pride article resource book - Kings, Queens and In-Betweens

“King, Queens, and In-Betweens”

- Tanya Boteju 

Ages 12+

Judy Blume meets RuPaul's Drag Race in this funny, feel-good debut novel about a queer teen who navigates questions of identity and self-acceptance while discovering the magical world of drag.

Pride article resource book - Felix Ever After

“Felix Ever After” 

- Kacen Callender 

Ages 14+

Black trans artist Felix Love, 17, has never been in love. His mostly supportive single father still struggles to call him by his name and pronouns, and Felix is convinced that nobody except his ride-or-die bestie, wealthy Ezra Patel, can appreciate him for who he is.

 

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