New Releases: The Harvey Milk Story and Cómo Aidan llegó a ser un hermano

We have two very exciting releases today: The Harvey Milk Story by Kari Krakow, illustrated by David Gardner, and Cómo Aidan llegó a ser un hermano by Kyle Lukoff, illustrated by Kaylani Juanita (the Spanish edition of When Aidan Became a Brother)!

The Harvey Milk Story

The Harvey Milk Story is a hopeful and inspiring biography of the historic gay activist Harvey Milk, who gave people the courage to be proud of who they are. Read on to learn more about it!

More about the book:

On a rainy day in January, on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall, Harvey Milk was sworn into office, the first openly gay elected official in the United States of America. Harvey Milk had made history.

From his childhood on Long Island, through college, his service with the Navy, and years as a schoolteacher, Harvey Milk was always popular, intelligent, and energetic. But he was also hiding a secret: He was gay. He eventually moved to San Francisco, where there was a strong LGBTQIA+ community and he could be free to be himself. As he talked to people in his neighborhood, he realized many people who were usually ignored by the government deserved better protection: gay, lesbian, and transgender people, people of color, people with disabilities, and more. He decided to run for public office, and eventually won election to the city’s Board of Supervisors in 1977. Though his career as a public servant was sadly and suddenly cut short, his pride as an openly gay man and his passion for equality has inspired countless people to continue his work. Harvey’s legacy is everywhere today, especially in the hundreds of openly gay elected officials in every level of government.

One of the first picture book biographies for children about a gay leader, this is a perfect introduction to one of the most important figures in the fight for LGBTQIA+ civil rights. Backmatter includes further details about the struggles faced by different groups mentioned in the story, other sources readers can turn to for more information about Harvey, and more books about LGBTQIA+ history.

Order a copy:
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. . . or from your favorite queer-owned bookshop!

Cómo Aidan llegó a ser un hermano

Este dulce y pionero libro ilustrado, ganador del Premio de Libro Stonewall 2020, celebra los cambios en la vida de un niño transgénero: desde su anunció que era trans hasta su preparación para ser un hermano mayor.

This sweet and groundbreaking picture book, winner of the 2020 Stonewall Book Award, celebrates the changes in a transgender boy’s life, from his initial coming-out to becoming a big brother.

More about the book:

Cuando Aidan nació, todos pensaron que era una niña. Sus papás le dieron un nombre bonito, su cuarto se veía como un cuarto de niña y usaba ropa que le gustaba a otras niñas. Después de darse cuenta que era un niño trans, Aidan y sus papás arreglaron las partes de su vida que ya no encajaban y se asentó alegremente a su nueva vida.

Y luego su mamá y papá anunciaron que iban a tener otro bebe. Aidan quiere hacer todo que se pueda para asegurar que todo esté bien para su nueva hermana o hermano desde el principio: desde escoger el nombre perfecto hasta crear un cuarto hermoso y encontrar el mameluco más precioso. ¿Pero, de echo, qué significa hacer que “todo esté bien”? ¿Y qué pasa si se equivoca? Con un poquito de ayuda, Aidan llega a entender que los errores se pueden arreglar con honestidad y comunicación. Y que ya sabe la cosa más importante sobre ser un hermano mayor: cómo amar con todo su ser.

Cómo Aidan llegó a ser un hermano es un libro conmovedor que va a resonar con niños y niñas transgénero, tranquilizar cualquier preocupación de niños y niñas que van a ser hermanos o hermanas mayores y celebrar las muchas transiciones por las que puede pasar una familia.

When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. His parents gave him a pretty name, his room looked like a girl’s room, and he wore clothes that other girls liked wearing. After he realized he was a trans boy, Aidan and his parents fixed the parts of life that didn’t fit anymore, and he settled happily into his new life.

Then Mom and Dad announce that they’re going to have another baby, and Aidan wants to do everything he can to make things right for his new sibling from the beginning–from choosing the perfect name to creating a beautiful room to picking out the cutest onesie. But what does “making things right” actually mean? And what happens if he messes up? With a little help, Aidan comes to understand that mistakes can be fixed with honesty and communication, and that he already knows the most important thing about being a big brother: how to love with his whole self.

When Aidan Became a Brother is a heartwarming book that will resonate with transgender children, reassure any child concerned about becoming an older sibling, and celebrate the many transitions a family can experience.

Order a copy:
Lee & Low Books
Indiebound
Bookshop
Barnes & Noble
Amazon

. . . or from your favorite queer-owned bookshop!

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