17 Children's Books With Queer Characters That Deserve Your Attention

    It's never too early to teach kids that being queer is totally normal.

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share their favorite queer children's books with us. Here are their (and some of my own) recommendations:

    1. Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

    2. When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff, illustrated by Kaylani Juanita

    3. My Footprints by Bao Phi, illustrated by Basia Tran

    4. The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived by Daniel Errico, illustrated by Shiloh Penfield

    5. It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity by Theresa Thorn, illustrated by Noah Grigni

    6. Annie's Plaid Shirt by Stacy B. Davids, illustrated by Rachael Balsaitis

    7. Love Makes A Family by Sophie Beer

    8. Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer, illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown

    9. Mommy, Mama, and Me by Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Carol Thompson

    10. A Plan for Pops by Heather Smith and Brooke Kerrigan

    11. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole

    12. The Flower Girl Wore Celery by Meryl G. Gordon, illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown

    13. Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack, illustrated by Stevie Lewis

    14. Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian, illustrated by Mike Curato

    15. Santa's Husband by Daniel Kibblesmith, illustrated by AP Quach

    16. The Christmas Truck by J. B. Blankenship, illustrated by Cassandre Bolan

    17. Introducing Teddy: A gentle story about gender and friendship by Jessica Walton, illustrations by Dougal MacPherson

    Now it's your turn! What LGBTQ children's books are you a fan of? Share yours in the comments below for a chance to be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post and/or video!