What is sexual orientation? How does it differ from gender identity? How can I help my child understand his or her sexuality? The Center for Families Resource Library provides books and teaching tools to help you understand your child’s sexuality and answer their questions and yours.

Here are some materials and websites we recommend:

The Center for Families Resource Library has several books on LGBT issues available for checkout. Below are some of the most popular titles.

For parents:

  • Always my child / Kevin Jennings, 2003
  • Gender born, gender made: raising healthy gender non-conforming children / Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, 2011
  • GLBTQ: the survival guide for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens / Kelly Huegel, 2011
  • This is a book for parents of gay kids: a question and answer guide to everyday life / Dannielle Owens-Reid & Kristin Russo, 2014

 For children:

  • Be who you are / Jennifer Carr, 2010
  • I am Jazz / Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings, 2014
  • Roland Humphrey is wearing a WHAT? / Eileen Kiernan-Johnson, 2012
  • When Kayla was Kyle / Amy Fabrikant, 2013

You are also welcome to search our catalog for other titles. 

Need more information? Call us at 314.454.2350, or make a request.