Picture Books About Different Aspects of Identity

About These Lists:

Dear Families,

The following lists are favorite picture books that the Preschool and Lower School Library share with students and teachers. These are not comprehensive lists. Many of these picture books intersect across more than one aspect of identity.

These lists do not include autobiographies or biographies. Most of the picture books listed are works of fiction.

For more information on age/grade level for which the books are geared, please follow the links by clicking on the titles.

In friendship,

Gili Warsett and Kathy Hartzler

Preschool and Lower School Librarians

Gender Identity/Expression


More books: https://www.pragmaticmom.com/2012/05/top-10-world-religon-childrens-books/


More books: http://coloursofus.com/

And: https://diversebooks.org/resources/where-to-find-diverse-books/

Physical Abilities/Mental Health

More books: http://disabilityinkidlit.com/


More books: http://coloursofus.com/5-multicultural-picture-books-about-mental-illness/


More books: https://www.pragmaticmom.com/2017/06/homelessness-in-childrens-books/

Ethnicity, Homeland, Languages

More books: https://www.pragmaticmom.com/2017/05/immigration-books-kids/

And: http://www.imyourneighborbooks.org/


More books: http://glbtrt.ala.org/rainbowbooks/rainbow-books-lists

Learning Profiles

Family Makeup

More books: https://www.leeandlow.com/collections/adoption-collection