Rainbow Parenting: Your Guide to Raising Queer Kids and Their Allies (A Winnetka and Wilmette Public Libraries Event)

We are proud to partner with Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District and the Wilmette Public Library for a conversation with Lindz Amer about their new book, Rainbow Parenting: Your Guide to Raising Queer Kids and Their Allies. Lindz Amer is an award-winning LGBTQIA+ activist, author, and co-host of the beloved indie web series, Queer Kid Stuff, and the Rainbow Parenting podcast. Engage in a conversation about their new book, an essential guide for parents and caregivers to raising queer-friendly children in a gender-affirming space. A Q&A, book sales and signing will follow the moderated discussion, plus there will be a selection of LGBTQIA+ children's books available for purchase at the event. 

This free event will be hosted at the Wilmette Public Library, registration is required. The registration page on the library website will open on Wednesday, May 24, for more information, please CLICK HERE. You can register children 4 and up for a Rainbow Craft program scheduled during this event, CLICK HERE for more info! 

More About the Book: In the face of so many injustices across society for LGBTQ+ people, it can be easy for parents of young children to feel helpless and hopeless. While they may not be able to address every problem across the country, there's a simple place to start: right at home. Rainbow Parenting is an indispensable steppingstone for adults who want to raise and teach kids in a queer and gender-affirming way but might not know how. Lindz Amer, the creator of Queer Kid Stuff, an award-winning LGBTQ+ educational webseries for children and families, is an expert guide, leading readers through practical applications, important LGBTQ+ history, key lessons in intersectionality, pronouns, social justice, and more. Divided by sections that address kids' individual ages--from infancy to kindergarten--this joyful and approachable book shares a bit of hope and starts with the understanding that anyone can spread queer joy. By giving parents and their kids a vocabulary to express themselves, Rainbow Parenting ultimately aims to create more empathetic adults--and spreads a message of radical acceptance in a world where it's sometimes dangerous to just be yourself.

More 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.

Event date: 

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
Rainbow Parenting: Your Guide to Raising Queer Kids and Their Allies By Lindz Amer Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250836489
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 30th, 2023

An essential guide for parents and caregivers to raising queer-friendly children in a gender-affirming space.

In the face of so many injustices across society for LGBTQ+ people, it can be easy for parents of young children to feel helpless and hopeless. While they may not be able to address every problem across the country, there's a simple place to start: right at home.