Rainbow Parenting: Your Guide to Raising Queer Kids and Their Allies


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$19.00  $17.67
St. Martin's Griffin
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5.41 X 8.26 X 0.7 inches | 0.46 pounds

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About the Author

Lindz Amer (they/them) makes queer stuff for kids and families. They started on this wild and winding career path when they created Queer Kid Stuff--an award-winning original LGBTQ+ educational webseries for all ages--that has reached millions of families. They perform at libraries, schools, and theaters all over the world spreading queer joy and work on numerous projects that bring queer and trans representation into mainstream children's media. In 2019, they gave a viral TED Talk on the importance of talking to kids about gender and sexuality. They currently write for preschool television and also host the parenting podcast Rainbow Parenting, as well as Activist, You! for kids featuring interviews with youth activists. Their work has been featured by Good Morning America, Kidscreen, Teen Vogue, and Parents Magazine. They live in New England with their wife and spunky cattle dog mix named Georgie.


"An incredibly thoughtful and comprehensive guide focused on awareness and action. Throughout the book, Lindz balances what we need to know and what we can do as caregivers." --Britt Hawthorne, author of Raising Antiracist Children: A Practical Parenting Guide

"Insightful . . . . Filled with practical guidance and thoughtful commentary, this is a valuable resource for raising children beyond the gender binary." --Publishers Weekly

"Whether the kids you are raising (or helping to raise) are queer, questioning, or straight/cisgender, and whether you know nothing about LGBTQ identities or are proudly queer yourself, this book will assist you in creating an environment where they and their peers can grow up affirmed and supported. Highly recommended." --Mombian

"Immensely important." --Bay Area Reporter

"Rainbow Parenting is infused with love on every page. No matter where folks are at on understanding the queerness spectrum and LGBTQ+ worlds, this profoundly accessible guidebook will meet all with kindness, humour, and care. Lindz Amer's nuanced understanding (both lived and researched) about the worlds of (queer) children will open up many joy-filled pathways for adults to concretely support and affirm the kiddos in their life more, engendering safety, justice, and thriving for everyone!"
--carla joy bergman, editor of Trust Kids and co-author of Joyful Militancy

"A revolutionary read for any parent--heck, any person. Whether you're a queer parent, have a queer child, or know a queer child, this book should be a mandatory resource. Lindz breaks down the best and most helpful ways to deliver important LGBTQ+ themes and terms to kids of all ages into digestible chunks. They also do the important work of demystifying the stigmas and misinformation around talking to young kids about queerness. Read this book and help spread queer joy!"
--Stacey Chomiak, author and Illustrator of Still Stace