Reading the Rainbow: LGBTQ-Inclusive Literacy in the Elementary Classroom
Former elementary school teachers Caitlin L. Ryan & Jill M. Hermann-Wilmarth, (with a foreword by Mariana Souto-Manning), deliver a warm and vigorous invitation for teachers to create equitable classrooms --that not only educate-- but honor the full humanity of all students. A deep exploration of every educator’s commitment to justice in teaching, this book offers comprehensive resources, curriculum development, resource materials, and a pathway between existing literature and current LGBTQ resources.

Content Featured

  • Effective LGBTQ-Teaching Methods
  • LGBTQ-Inclusive Literacy and English Language Arts Instruction
  • Elementary Classroom focused discussions
  • Links to LGBTQ Glossaries
  • Children’s Literature Citations
  • LGBTQ-inclusive Classroom Materials
  • Lesson Planning + classroom engagement tools
  • Educator Advocacy of LGBTQ People represented in the Classroom

Product Details:

  • Paperback; 160-pages
  • Foward by Mariana Souto-Manning
  • Publication Date: April 27, 2018
  • Published by the Teachers College Press (Columbia University) and GLSEN
  • Cover design by Rebecca Lown Design
  • Cover Photo by Scanrail 1 / Shutterstock
  • ISBN 978-0-8077-5933-2 (Paperback)


100% of proceeds support GLSEN's work creating LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 schools for all.

$ 29.95