While looking for Christmas books with LGBTQIA+ characters, I came across a book publishing company called Flamingo Rampant. It is a book publishing company that produces “feminist, racially-diverse, LGBTQ positive children’s books, in an effort to bring visibility and positivity to the reading landscape of children everywhere” (Flamingo Rampant). The company has several books to choose from, so I wanted to pick a few books to highlight. Here are five children’s books that were published by Flamingo Rampant:
47,000 Beads by Koja AND Angel Adeyoha, Illustrated by Holly McGillis
Peyton loves to dance, and especially at pow wow, but her Auntie notices that she's been dancing less and less. When Peyton shares that she just can't be comfortable wearing a dress anymore, Auntie Eyota asks some friends for help to get Peyton what she needs.
Bridge of Flowers by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Illustrated by Syrus Marcus Ware
There are many ways for a family to be: spread out, packed together, close or far or always moving. This family lives in two houses connected by a bridge of flowers. When the bridge falls apart one stressful day, Mona and her sibling Kumar make magic to restore it - with a surprising result! It’s a good thing that everyone had a little magic inside, especially when they’re trying to care for the people they love.
Love is in the Hair by Syrus Marcus Ware
Carter's up in the middle of the night, too excited to sleep: her baby sister is being born! She asks her Uncle Marcus to tell her stories about the beautiful things in his dreadlocks so she can relax and rest.
A Princess of Great Daring by Tobi Hill-Meyer, Illustrated by Elenore Toczynski
When Jamie is ready to tell people that she's really a girl inside, she becomes a princess of great daring in a game she plays with her best friends to gather her courage. She's pleased (but not surprised) that her questing friends turn out to be just as loyal and true as any princess could want.
Moondragon in the Mosque Garden by El-Farouk Khaki, Illustrated by Katie Commodore
Tajalli, Mujtaba, and Aasiya just want a break from adult conversations. They go to check out the old garden in their new mosque building, and end up making a new friend and learning an important lesson about caring for the earth.
*The summaries above were provided by the publisher.