The King County Library System (KCLS) and the South Seattle Emerald are teaming up to bring you the “South End Scoop.” Dig into this community-centered column each month for great book, music, movie, and event recommendations from your local librarians.
We’re celebrating Pride at KCLS this month, and we’ve got some fantastic book picks and programming to share.
LOCAL LIBRARIAN PICKS
Explore LGBTQIA+ history, culture, and stories through the following titles, selected by KCLS librarian Destinee Sutton.
Kids (ages 3 to 7)
Calvin, by JR and Vanessa Ford; illustrated by Kayla Harren
This joyful, affirming picture book tells the story of a child coming out as transgender. Feelings of nervousness and hesitation are present, but there is a refreshing absence of conflict. Calvin starts the school year with a new haircut, new clothes, and a new name. He finds acceptance and a sense of belonging as his community from him lovingly embraces him during his transition. The authors are parents of a transgender child and are founding members of the Human Rights Campaign’s Parents for Transgender Equality.