ABC Pride

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Pub Date 14 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 28 Jun 2022
DK, DK Children

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A is for Acceptance! ! B is for Belonging! ! C is for Celebrate!

ABC Pride introduces little readers to the alphabet through the colorful world of Pride. Children can discover letters and words while also learning more about the LGBTQIA+ community and how to be inclusive.

Every letter of the alphabet is paired with fun, bold illustrations to support language learning, and a handy list of discussion points at the end gives adults the tools to spark further conversations and discussion. 
 
ABC Pride offers a simple yet powerful way to explain gender, identity, ability to children, while supporting diverse family units. Ideal for children to explore together with a caregiver, or in the classroom.
 
A is for Acceptance! ! B is for Belonging! ! C is for Celebrate!

ABC Pride introduces little readers to the alphabet through the colorful world of Pride. Children can discover letters and words while...

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A cute and fun ABC book about about Pride. Each letter has a straightforward, simple example for each word. As some concepts like "equity" might be harder for toddlers to understand, preschool and up would be the best audience. I love the colorful, adorable illustrations. This would make an excellent gift for a child or expecting parents!

Thank you DK and NetGalley for providing this ARC. All thoughts are my own.

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This was so cute! Super wholesome and the words used for each letter did a great job at providing a broad overview of different aspects of the queer community. It discussed all the letters in the LGBTQIA+ acronym and did so in a way that broke down the concepts in an age-appropriate and easily digestible way. I definitely recommend this for parents or librarians alike.

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I really loved the simple art style of this book. The imitations were simple yet had a lot of bright colors and cute characters. I would say this book is good for middle elementary and onward. Of course, any age child could be read this book but might not comprehend the meaning of some things because the vocabulary is not for a young child (ie words like acceptance, and stereotypes)

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I loved this short, easy to read, book! ABC Pride by Elly Barnes and Louie Stowell is a great way to explain LGBTQ+ inclusion and Pride to younger children!

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ABC Pride
by Louie Stowell
a Simple Abc book, that shows the accepted nature of LGTBQ+ community. Explaining the nature of acceptance, understanding, and respect. Bright colors and simple explanation, and very helpful for youngest students understanding. It teaches terminology, compassion, and unification.

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A great book that follows the typical ABC learning book (A is for apple...) but with queer terms (A is for Acceptance) and then gives an explanation of what everything means.

Thank you to netgalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review!

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ABC Pride by Louie Stowell and Elly Barnes is a lovely book about acceptance of and love for all human beings, regardless of who they love or how they identify. Presented as an A-B-C book, each letter gets its own page, and the letter stands for some aspect of the LGBTQIA+ community. A sentence using the letter, paired with a colorful picture, shows how one can practice inclusivity. At the end of the book there is a list of discussion questions for families and children to dig deeper into the topic. This is an absolute gem of a book!

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Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and author for allowing me to receive an arc in exchange for my honest review- all thoughts and opinions are my own!



Beautiful images, beautiful book! Loved it and promptly pre ordered two copies!

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I loved this book and can't wait to read it with my second grader. Yes, he's maybe a tad older than the target audience but I think he'll still get a lot out of it and the amount of text is perfect for him to practice reading aloud.

The illustrations are cute and draw you in, and they're very diverse and inclusive! I was impressed with the way the illustrations feature a lot of racial diversity and a wide range of disabilities along with the LGBT+ diversity. Kudos to the illustrator because I don't think I've seen a more inclusive, diverse children's book.

I love the words that were chosen and the simple, easy-to-understand way they were each explained. For something that seems simple on the surface, there's a lot of thought that went into this book. I can already tell it will spark some reflection and thought in my kiddo.

*Thanks to NetGalley and DK Children for providing an e-arc for review.

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What an absolutely perfect alphabet book!

Louie Stowell and Dr. Elly Barnes clearly had so much fun coming up with an appropriate and coordinating word for each letter in the alphabet in ABC Pride. From “acceptance” to “justice” to “understanding”, there’s a positive word for each and every letter.

The colors pop right off the page, and Amy Phelps’ charming illustrations will appeal to everyone.

Just right for Pride Month, and every other month of the year, Elly Barnes and Louie Stowell’s ABC Pride will be at home in every school library, and every family’s house.

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This story follows an alphabet approach where each page represents a different element of pride and LGBTQ+ themes for each letter. For example, c for celebrate, o for out and t for trans. The story perfectly articulates that all people are different and special and that Pride is about celebrating these differences and being true to yourself. The diversity and acceptance within this story makes it a fantastic addition to any early years classroom library. As a teacher, I would recommend this book for teachers and families of children ages 3-9, especially for those looking for texts that demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this great book!

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Thank you to NetGalley and DK Children for the DRC of ”ABC Pride" by Louie Stowell and Elly Barnes. What an absolute pleasure of a book to read. This may be marketed as a children’s book, but this book is for everyone! Each letter of the alphabet is used as a starting point to teach about Pride. Beautiful and bold illustrations accompany each word, and a short definition/explanation about the word and what it means in the context of Pride. This book is positive, uplifting, and accepting. I would highly recommend this to anyone and EVERYONE. This is one that I will definitely be adding to my own print collection at home. There’s also some great discussion questions to use as starting points when talking with learners about the many different and wonderful aspects of Pride.

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This vibrant book, filled with wonderful illustrations provides simple definitions for a variety of Pride terminology in a way that is easy for kids to understand and easy for adults to communicate.

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I received an ARC of this ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Both the illustrations and message of this book are just delightful. Love the creative ways they incorporate LGBTQIA+ themes into the different letters of the alphabet. The pages are easy to follow and it has a kind of natural rhythm that would fit into a toddler storytime. I would love to have this book displayed in my library for Pride month.

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Super cute learning experience. ABCs, diversity, and inclusion. Thank you Netgalley and publisher for allowing me to read this cute introduction to the LGBTQ+ world. The illustrations are beautiful & very diverse. The definitions are easy to understand and a age appropriate way to help parents teach about inclusion, human rights, and the LGBTQIA+ community.

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A lovely addition (great illustrations!) to a kid's shelf. My only quibble is that the format and structure read like a board book but the vocabulary at times felt more advanced than the intended audience. I think it might read too young for the 4-8 set but be a bit out of reach as far as verbiage for the under 4s. I did appreciate the emphasis on gender identity, which kids are starting to form at about the age intended to read this book. Overall a very well rounded read and one that will surely start some great conversations at home or at school.

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As an unfortunate resident of a state where reading this to kids would now be an act of civil disobedience, I'm so glad this exists, as it's the quickest, most effective way to right that wrong!

Using alphabet practice as a familiar framework, this book highlights and explains topics surrounding pride, gender expression, justice, etc. in a gentle and straightforward manner. It can prompt discussion if a young reader has questions or just function as a basic introduction to concepts like pronouns, protest, and self-acceptance. The overall message consistently reinforces love, kindness, and care for each other and that's a great thing for all kids to hear.

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!

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I can't describe how much I love this book. The art is amazing and very diverse in its depictions and I love all the definitions chosen for the alphabet. It breaks everything down simply and I feel literally anyone could benefit from reading this if they're curious about the community and certain words.

This is absolutely something I would want to read aloud for a story time and have in our collection.

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This is a new sort of ABC book. I like that the inclusivity goes beyond the LGBTQ+ ideas. I also appreciate the different ideas being presented as nothing unusual about the different people involved.

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A cute primer on basic terms of equality, sexuality, gender, and pride. I really liked the specific terms included and found the description under them easy to understand for a child. The colors and illustrations are great and I think this could be a good tooL to start introducing these concepts to toddlers and young readers.

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Amazing. I love this book. It is perfect for little humans learning about their world. Great illustrations, and the word choice is brilliant. I love the easy to understand definitions! Amazing.

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This book would have been life changing to me as a child. I am honored to be able to teach my kids of all ages these important terms and learning some of them myself! It is clear, colorful, and concise. An absolute must-have for any diverse library!

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I was super stoked to get approved for this cute and inclusive children's book. I hope to see more like it, especially after a local preschool teacher had to resign after teaching kids the ABCs and had a drawing of a "pregnant man" in one picture.

Anyway. This book. It's adorable. Beautiful and creative illustrations and words to go with the alphabet letters. Solid representation, not only across the queer spectrum but also different abilities, cultures, and ethnicities. 💯 Do recommend.

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This book has a good choice for each letter of the alphabet to represent LGBTQIA. It is appropriate for kids. Nicely done.

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This was an adorable book, with fantastically inclusive illustrations. It is a great way to introduce youngsters to the concepts of equality and LGBTQ+. While the pictures are engaging enough for little ones, I think some of the vocabulary is best suited for preschoolers and up. It has some great follow-up questions in the back to kickstart important conversations with the readers.

This book was given to me as an ARC through NetGalley and all thoughts are my own.

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ABC Pride is a beautiful introduction to important vocabulary related to gender and sexuality issues, as well as simple tolerance and kindness. The illustrations are vibrant and the heart behind the message left me feeling warm and fuzzy inside.

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What I really appreciated about this book is that it is clearly aimed at kids. Sometimes ABC books about something like gender or sexuality have so many definitions and less words that show the spirit of the thing - Pride especially. This is joyful, educational, and inclusive without sounding like a text book. Also the art is so lovely!

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Pride is something that holds a lot of value in my life and even as an adult I get emotional over the kids books being published now and the amazing stories we are allowing to be read. This was nowhere short of that reaction. I have a 2 year old and I will without a doubt be buying them a copy of this book because it is beautiful.

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Vibrant, detailed full-color illustrations kept my kid enraptured by this book. And I particularly want to talk about the detail here. There is not an inch of wasted space. Plants fill out backgrounds, stars fill skies, there's even texture given to walls, to help add depth to backgrounds. And in the foreground, you'll come across a lot of animals, clothing accessories, and welcoming faces. Illustrator Amy Phelps did just a phenomenal job.

The text is also very well-done. Each letter gets a word about being queer or social activism, explained in one or two dozen words. I particularly love that the word for E is "EQUITY," not "EQUALITY," and the illustration--kids using a different number of boxes to get some height to pick fruit--is a great visual. I spent quite a bit of extra time on that page with my kid, pointing out how each person was given what they needed to succeed. Also, pride-themed ABC books sure have an advantage when it comes to "X," since they can cover xe/xem pronouns!

To round it all out, the book ends with a couple discussion questions, such as "What rights would you march for?" and "Which clothes make you feel good?"

I loved this book, and I'm so thankful that the publisher gave me an ARC to read with my kid. <3

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What a cool book. It is structured like a regular ABC learning the alphabet book, but with pride terminology. A for acceptance, B for belonging and C for celebrate. The words, colors, and illustrations are a perfect way to celebrate pride month (and obviously EVERY month). I would recommend it to anyone wanting to show young children what it means to be inclusive.
Thank you so much to NetGalley and DK Children for the chance to review this.

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A is for Acceptance
B is for Belonging
C is for Celebration

ABC Pride is a colorful children’s book for ages 3-5 that utilizes words used around Pride for to create an inclusive, beautiful alphabet book.

Cover: ABC Pride Cover is a gorgeous collage of people in multiple colors. It is definitely inviting to the reader. I’m not between 3-5 and I requested it just based on the colorful cover!

Illustrations: I loved the bright, crisp illustrations that more cartoon than realistic. The illustrations are cute and enduring. Many different types of bodies in different colors and shapes are used throughout the book to provide representation for many different types of people.

Story: ABC Pride does not have a story but does have a logical progression with the alphabet. I feel like the Z letter was a nice conclusion and parting thought on the book. There is also a short glossary for parents who may not be familiar with some words such as non-binary.

Age-Appropiate: This book is definitely age-appropriate and uses universal words that are not specific to the queer community like acceptance and belonging. Some of the illustrations convey messages about queer people existing in the world such as two women in a wedding under celebration. The book never explicitly talks about sex or sexual orientation and any content is phrased around “who you love.” Several letters define common gender terms such as non-binary and trans.

Verdict: I would absolutely recommend this book for your pre-school classroom library or for a small person you have in your life!

ARC provided to me by DK Publishing, in exchange for an honest review.

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Thank you to NetGalley and DK Children for the DRC of ”ABC Pride" by Louie Stowell and Elly Barnes. What an absolute pleasure of a book to read. This may be marketed as a children’s book, but this book is for everyone! Each letter of the alphabet is used as a starting point to teach about Pride. Beautiful and bold illustrations accompany each word, and a short definition/explanation about the word and what it means in the context of Pride. This book is positive, uplifting, and accepting. I would highly recommend this to anyone and EVERYONE. This is one that I will definitely be adding to my own print collection at home. There’s also some great discussion questions to use as starting points when talking with learners about the many different and wonderful aspects of Pride.

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ABC Pride
by Louie Stowell; Elly Barnes

I received a digital copy of this picture book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’d like to preface this by saying I personally grew up in a rural area with almost no diversity so I’m raising my children in an area with much more diversity including members of the LGBTQAI2S+ community in our extended chosen family, church family and among our friends. The way I raise my kiddos is that everyone’s unique in their own way and as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else that’s just fine and that it’s not a big deal.

Representation is important, seeing people in books that represent themselves or the people they care about makes a big difference for kids.

Some of the words will require added context from parents to explain further. Sometimes it’s nice to add your own context like for us it would be - yes see they’re just like your BFFs two aunts that we went to the pumpkin patch with. They’re kids call them mom and mommy.

Some parents may be looking for a book that does all the explanations for them on a topic they don’t feel fully knowledgeable of. This is not really a book that will hold your hand through the topics if that’s your situation,it’s more of a framework to build a larger conversation on.

Great pictures. Very colorful. 4.5/5 only because there are words like stereotype that will be difficult for kids in the ABC book age bracket to grasp because it’s not something you hear in conversation often at that age.

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This is a very sweet book that introduces kids to a number of LGBTQ+ topics, including different identities (e.g., N is for non-binary), celebrations (e.g., M is for march, P is for pride), and experiences (e.g., S is for stereotypes). What I love most about this book is it’s focus on teaching kids kindness and acceptance. It describes equity, justice, and human rights in accessible language for children, and shows kids that every person, no matter their identity, has value and belongs.

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ABC Pride did an excellent job of addressing various fundimental concepts about Pride and LBGTQ+. Many of the alphabet letters were generic themes around topics such as kindness and values which are important to all. The imagery was very appealing for young readers, being bright and colorful and full of diverse graphics. As a parent, I particularly appreciated the questions at the end of the book which helped with discussion and dialogue with my young readers. We all learned something new in this read and were also able to share with each other things we knew or appreciated about supporting the LBGTQ+ community.

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