On Thursday, February 25, communities across the United States join The Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Welcoming Schools program for Jazz & Friends National Day of School and Community Readings in support of transgender and non-binary youth. This year, the program is showcasing three books:
These books are important because "when students read books where they see characters like themselves who are valued in the world, they feel a sense of belonging. When students have the opportunity to learn about diverse backgrounds, languages, abilities and perspectives, they develop an understanding about the wider world."
Since we are still holding virtual events, we've decided to participate online! Visit our YouTube channel or scroll down to see videos of our librarians reading this year's featured books, along with questions and activities you can do with your family after listening to the story.
We've also put together a list of books about gender identity and gender expression for readers of all ages you can browse for other great titles.
Can't find what you're looking for? Reach out to a Washington County librarian at your local branch to get their best recommendation for you. Happy reading!