KeywordsChildren's and Young Adult Literature
Collection Development and Management
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Library and Information Science
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AbstractDiverse representation in picture books is important for the wellbeing of children and families; this includes LGBTQ+ representation, a frequently contested area of literature. Our poster identifies 33 of the most frequently recommended picture books with LGBTQ+ representations and reports on their inclusion in 40 selected Ontario Public Libraries. We then compared these results with five socioeconomic factors for each library: size of population served, the size of the print collection, the size of the materials budget, the average total median household income and the last decade of provincial election results for the riding in which the main branch of the library is located. Visit this poster to see which books were the most frequently recommended and the trends impacting your local library.