A Moms Demand Action Book Club Pick
“The perfect way to teach your kiddos LGBTQ+ vocab while celebrating the beauty of embracing yourself and others.”—KIWI Magazine
A joyful celebration of LGBTQ+ vocabulary for kids of all ages!
A playdate extravaganza transforms into a joyful celebration of friendship, love, and identity as four young friends sashay out of all the closets, dress up in a wardrobe fit for kings and queens, and discover the wonders of their imagination. In The GayBCs, M. L. Webb’s playful illustrations and lively poems delight in the beauty of embracing one’s truest self—from A is for Aro and Ace to F is for Family to T is for Trans.
The GayBCs is a heartwarming and accessible gift to show kids and adults alike that every person is worthy of being celebrated. A bonus glossary offers opportunities for further discussion of complete terms, communities, and inclusive identities.
"A is for ally," begins this abecedarian introduction to LGBTQ terms. With each letter, rhyming lines define various words, some more specific to the topic than others: "F is for FAMILY./ Related or found,/ they'll stick by your side through your ups and your downs"; "Q is for QUEER./ An inclusive term./ It's used to show pride,/ unite and affirm!" As large letters loom in the background, four children, two white and two darker-skinned, play and carry on various everyday activities in friendly vignettes that are sometimes disconnected from the terms they illustrate. Some definitions are less succesful than others "intersex" ("Some are born with the parts/ of both a boy and girl"), for example limiting the usability of this picture book. Ages 4 8. Correction: An earlier version of this review indicated that the volume is a board book; it is a picture book.