4 chapter books about LGBTQIA+ families

Families come in all different shapes and sizes, and books can provide a great opportunity for your child to see themselves represented, or learn about different family configurations. Check out these chapter books about characters who have LGBTQIA+ family members.

The Lotterys Plus One Book

The Lotterys Plus One

by Emma Donoghue and illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono

Sumac Lottery is nine years old and the self-proclaimed “good girl” of her large, unruly family. And what a family the Lotterys are: four parents, children both adopted and biological, and a menagerie of pets, all living and learning together in a sprawling house called Camelottery. Then one day, the news breaks that one of their grandfathers is suffering from dementia and will be coming to live with them. And suddenly, everything changes…
Recommended for ages 8 and older.

The Best Man Book

The Best Man

by Richard Peck

Archer Magill has spent a lively five years of grade school with one eye out in search of grown-up role models. But now here comes middle school and puberty. Archer wonders how much change has to happen before his voice does. He doesn’t see too far ahead, so every day or so a startling revelation breaks over him. He faces what may be his biggest change yet when he’s the best man at the wedding of two of his role models… but that gets ahead of the story.
Recommended for ages 8 and older.

The Family Fletcher Series Books

Family Fletcher Series

by Dana Alison Levy

The start of the school year is not going as the Fletcher brothers hoped. Each boy finds his plans for success veering off in unexpected and sometimes disastrous directions. And at home, their miserable new neighbor complains about everything. As the year continues, the boys learn the hard and often hilarious lesson that sometimes what you least expect is what you come to care about the most.
Recommended for ages 8 and older.

This Would Make a Good Story Someday Book

This Would Make a Good Story Someday

by Dana Alison Levy

Sara Johnston-Fischer loves her family, of course. But that doesn’t mean she’s thrilled when her summer plans are upended for a surprise cross-country train trip with her two moms, Mimi and Carol; her younger sister, Ladybug; her older sister, Laurel; and Laurel’s poncho-wearing activist boyfriend, Root. And to make matters worse, one of her moms is writing a tell-all book about the trip…and that means allllll, every ridiculous and embarrassing moment of Sara’s life.
Recommended for ages 9 and older.

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