Affirming Resource Library

The Iowa Safe Schools’ Affirming Resource Library is a resource of collected literature for all ages of the LGBTQ or ally community. Studies show that when students are able to identify a part of themselves in a piece of literature, they are happier, healthier, and better students. That’s where the Affirming Resource Library comes in!

The library provides students and parents across Iowa with FREE books that feature LGBTQ characters, themes or topics.

Every student, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity should have access to positive and supportive books they can relate to. Check out the resources we have by clicking the links below.

***Please note: The Affirming Resource Library is available for students and parents only. If you are a school counselor, administrator, or support staff, please email us and we would be happy to send you a link to purchase the book at a low cost. Thank you for understanding!

Click here to see books for parents

Click here for books for elementary students

Click here for books for middle school students

Click here for books for high school students