4 new picture books to celebrate Pride Month

Baystateparent Magazine

June is Pride Month! Check out these new picture books that celebrate all different preferences and families. 

My Shadow is Pink 

By Scott Stuart

My Shadow is Pink

This beautifully written rhyming story of love and self-acceptance touches on gender identity, equality and diversity. Inspired by the author’s own son, the main character likes princesses, fairies and things "not for boys." He soon learns, through the support of his dad, that everyone has a shadow that they sometimes feel they need to hide. This book exemplifies the concepts of unconditional love, respect and positive parenting.

An ABC of Families

By Abbey Williams, Illustrator Paulina Morgan

An ABC of Families

A is for Adoption, B is for Blended Family, C is for Co-Parenting. This little book celebrates families in every single shape and size, no matter what they look like or whom they include. Whether they have two dads, an adopted brother, three stepsisters, or divorced parents, every family is the perfect family. This board book helps the youngest children explore complicated concepts in an accessible and fun way. 

Adventures with My Daddies 

By Gareth Peter, Illustrator Garry Parsons

Adventures with My Daddies

Two fathers and their young child set off on a series of adventures as the stories they read together burst into  life. From battling dragons and hunting treasure to flying in a hot air balloon, the child basks in wonder at the places the stories take them, including the story of their adoption. As the stories eventually wind down, the daddies tuck their little one in for a cozy bedtime ending. This joyful book celebrates diverse families, love, and the power of stories. 

Llama Glamarama

By Simon James Green, Illustrator Garry Parsons

Llama Glamarama

Larry the Llama loves to dress in bright costumes and dance, but hides his love for fear that other llamas won’t approve of his raucous ways. But the dancing llama learns to march to the beat of his own drum by strutting his stuff with Pride (and a funky feather boa) in this rhyming story with a powerful message about celebrating differences.