April 26, 2019

Mathew Lasky
Director of Communications, GLAAD

Latest release in series of LGBTQ-inclusive children’s books with Little Bee Books

New York, NY, April 26th, 2019 - Today, GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, celebrates Lesbian Visibility Day with the release of the new LGBTQ-inclusive children’s book Maiden & Princess. In partnership with Little Bee Books, Maiden & Princess is the third book to be released in an ongoing series of LGBTQ-inclusive children’s books.

Written by Daniel Haack and Isabel Galupo, Maiden & Princess tells the story of a maiden sent to a royal ball to fall in love with a prince, but instead falls in love with the princess. In its portrayal of a diverse love story between two strong and skilled women, Maiden & Princess seeks to promote and accelerate acceptance to its young readers. 

Maiden & Princess continues as part of GLAAD’s initiative to further LGBTQ images in Kids & Family Entertainment. As part of this initiative, the “Outstanding Kids & Family” Category was added to the GLAAD Media Awards in 2018. At the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles last month, Steven Universe became the second ever winner in the category. 

“Children’s books are essential tools in encouraging awareness, kindness, and acceptance at an early age,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “GLAAD is committed to advancing positive representation of LGBTQ lives, experiences, and stories, and the release of Maiden & Princess is a shining example of how we can help to accelerate acceptance among young audiences.”

Maiden & Princess follows the release of Prince & Knight and Jack (Not Jackie) in 2018. Also written by Haack, Prince & Knight follows the heartwarming story of a prince and a knight who fall in love after slaying a dragon. Written by Erica Silverman and illustrated by Holly Hatam, Jack (Not Jackie) is the story of how big sister Susan learns to understand and accept that her younger sibling identifies as “Jack” rather than “Jackie.”

Maiden & Princess was launched on April 2nd and can be purchased on AmazonGoodreads, and at various in-store locations. 

About Little Bee Books:

Little Bee Books is a children's book publisher dedicated to making high-quality, creative, and fun books for busy little bees ages 0 through 12, offering an inspired selection of early learning concept books, board books, novelty books, activity books, picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, gift sets, and more. For more information, please visit