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The LGBTQ+ community has had to continuously fight for their rights, including their right to be represented in the library. This toolkit provides instruction on how to develop and manage a library collection of LGBTQ+ children’s picture books. It is split into four sections that include a guide to evaluating materials, recommended picture books, a guide to fighting censorship, and a list of recommended resources.


This toolkit was officially launched at the 2019 Alberta Library Association Conference at the workshop, Is Tango All We Get? Evaluating LGBTQ+ children’s picture books in library collections.

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Bettridge, D., Droog, A., Martin, A., & Yates-MacKay, A. (2019). Building and maintaining LGBTQ+ picture book collections.