A beautiful tale of LGBTQ royalty just in time for the royal wedding

GLAAD is teaming up with Bonnier Publishing USA for a publishing partnership that will bring LGBTQ stories to families around the world through children's literature. 

The first book is a LGBTQ royal romance and is available now just in time for the Royal Wedding!

Prince & Knight is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold. The story is written by Daniel Haack and illustrated by Stevie Lewis. School Library Journal called it an “illuminating fairy tale for young readers”. 

Illustrations © 2018 by Stevie Lewis

Prince & Knight tells the tale of a noble prince who is in line to take the throne. Together with his parents, they search the land far and wide to find a worthy bride. but the prince doesn’t find what he is looking for in the princesses they meet. While away, a terrible dragon threatens their land, so the prince rushes back to save his kingdom where he is met by a brave knight. Together they defeat the dragon, and find love in the process.

Illustrations © 2018 by Stevie Lewis

Children's books should have content as diverse as the children and families reading them. LGBTQ families should be able to see their place in the world through the books they read and share as a family. 

Publisher Sonali Fry says, “Children need to identify with the characters they’re reading about. The importance of children recognizing themselves, their family, and their friends in media cannot be overstated. We strive to create stories that not only empower, but ensure that no child feels invisible.”

Illustrations © 2018 by Stevie Lewis

The partnership with Bonnier Publishing USA is GLAAD’s latest initiative to further LGBTQ images in Kids & Family entertainment. Previously, GLAAD worked with the Disney Channel on an episode of “Doc McStuffins” featuring two moms as the heads of a household, and on the series “Andi Mack,” which features a story about a young teenager coming out. GLAAD added the “Outstanding Kids & Family Programming” category to GLAAD Media Awards this year to raise the bar for inclusive stories on television. Additionally, GLAAD co-hosted the first ever LGBTQ panel during the Kidscreen Summit, which included GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis alongside an esteemed panel of writers, producers, and programming executives at PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and Marvel Entertainment. 

“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,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD. “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.”  

Shimul Tolia, CEO of Bonnier Publishing USA, says, “The Bonnier Publishing USA kids group, now in its fourth year, continues to grow and evolve. With that growth comes the responsibility to produce meaningful, socially conscience books for every reader. We’re proud to be partnering with GLAAD to authentically and accurately tell LGBTQ stories, and do our part to make classrooms, bookstores, and even the playground a more inclusive environment.”

More titles will be announced in coming months and you can check out Prince & Knight on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold. 

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