May 21, 2018 at 2:11 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
GLAAD to publish LGBT-friendly children’s books

GLAAD and Bonnier Publishing USA released their first LGBT children’s book ‘Prince & Knight’  (Photo via Instagram)

GLAAD and Bonnier Publishing USA have teamed up to release a children’s book series featuring LGBT stories.

“We’re partnering with @littlebeebooks on a series of children’s books aimed at integrating and elevating positive LGBTQ representation in children’s literature starting with “Prince & Knight.” Everyone deserves to be represented,” GLAAD posted on Instagram along with a photo from “Prince & Knight.”

“Prince & Knight,” written by Daniel Haack and illustrated by Stevie Lewis, was released earlier this month. It tells the story of a prince who teams up with a knight to fight off an evil dragon.

“Together they fought the dragon and discovered that special something the prince was looking for all along,” the book synopsis reads.

“GLAAD is committed to advancing positive representation of LGBTQ lives, experiences and stories at every stage of our lives, and books are a natural progression to encourage awareness, kindness, and acceptance at an early age,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “It’s so important that my two kids and others like them see their families reflected in the media. Our partnership with Bonnier Publishing USA represents an important step in our firm commitment to reach a day when all diverse families are included and accepted.”

Additional titles in the series will be announced.

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