Saturday, July 2, 2016

First week blues

First week blues 
by Jesse Greenslade 
illus. by Anna Evans 
Language: English 
Summary: First Week Blues teaches children about diversity and acceptance. The story First Week Blues centres on a little penguin called Blue who is starting his first week at school. Blue is different from the other birds in his class. They think Blue is weird and do not accept him; they exclude and laugh at him. As Blue's first week progresses the other birds' less visible vulnerabilities are exposed. Through a social, emotional learning approach, the book promotes tolerance, vulnerability, acceptance and celebrates diversity. The book aims to boost a child's self-esteem and help them realise that being different is a positive trait. 
Available: https://www.facebook.com/kiwiguyseekingsurrogate/

Big Bob, little Bob

Big Bob, little Bob 
by James Howe 
illus. by Laura Ellen Anderson 
Language: English 
[S.l.] : Candlewick Press, 2016. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0763644366 ; 9780763644369 
Summary: It’s not easy to become friends with someone who is nothing like you—but surprising things can happen when you give it a try. Despite the fact that they share a name, Big Bob and Little Bob are different. Big Bob likes trucks and throwing balls and being loud. Little Bob likes dolls and jingling bracelets and being quiet. No matter what they do, they do not do it the same. Could they possibly be friends despite these differences? With humor and tenderness, James Howe and Laura Ellen Anderson beautifully depict the struggles and rewards that come when friendships are forged between different kinds of people. 
Available: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/545750/big-bob-little-bob-by-james-howe/9780763644369/

The yearnling - a queer feminist children's book

The yearnling - a queer feminist children's book 
by Susanne Scheerer 
Language: English and German 
Summary: This book is intended for anyone who wants to support love and families of choice seeking to create loving environments for all children. All female lovers with kids, those with the wish to start a family using sperm donation and looking for a new narrative, and all kids (and parents) who are curious to explore the diversity of life, including hetero-normative parents wanting to raise more accepting and diversity-embracing children. 
Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/193272643/the-yearnling-a-queer-feminist-childrens-book

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The wildest dream

The wildest dream 
by Brian J. Tessier 
illus. by Donna Estabrooks 
Language: English 
Xlibris, 2010. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1453547290 ; 9781453547298 
Summary: From the heart of a man whose greatest wish and wildest dream in life is to be a father comes a wonderfully touching story of adoption and of dreams coming true. Author Brian Tessier and artist Donna Estabrooks collaborate to create The Wildest Dream, a heartwarming read that brings forth inspiring messages of hope, parenting, and faith. This book is the sibling of The Greatest Wish, as Tessier has two children, so there must be two books. The Wildest Dream, while able to stand out on its own follows The Greatest Wish. Everyone has dreams and these wild dreams can come true if one truly believes. In this beautifully crafted picture book, the author a single, gay father, shares with everyone the adoption story he tells his second son. But because of the depth of this story’s message, this can very well be applied and shared with those who want to convey how special someone is to them. The central message, is to communicate just how special someone is in your life, to have hope and persevere. With vivid colors, abstract images, and vibrant paintings, the artist has adroitly captured the real essence of the story; thus, perfectly complementing the author’s words and message. The Wildest Dream was birthed from wishes, created by hope, and written in love for all who deserve to know that they are someone’s wildest dream. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book fund We Hear the Children Inc (www.wehearthechildren.org), an organization created to benefit education, the arts, diversity, tolerance and environmental children. 
Available: http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0084689017/The-Wildest-Dream.aspx

The greatest wish

The greatest wish 
by Brian J. Tessier 
illus. by Donna Estabrooks 
Language: English 
Xlibris, 2010. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1450085059 ; 9781450085052
Summary: From the heart of a man whose greatest wish in life is to be a father comes a wonderfully touching story of adoption and of wishes coming true. Author Brian Tessier and artist Donna Estabrooks collaborate to create The Greatest Wish, a heartwarming read that brings forth inspiring messages of hope, parenting, and faith. Everyone has wishes; and these wishes can come true if one truly believes. In this beautifully crafted picture book, the author—a single, gay father shares with everyone the adoption story he tells his son. But because of the depth of this story’s message, this can very well be applied and shared with those who want to convey how special someone is to them. The central message, despite being about adoption is to communicate just how special someone is in your life, to have hope and persevere. With vivid colors, abstract images, and vibrant paintings, the artist has adroitly captured the real essence of the story; thus, perfectly complementing the author’s words and message. The Greatest Wish was birthed from wishes, created by hope, and written in love for all who deserve to know that they are someone’s greatest wish. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to We Hear the Children Foundation, an organization created to benefit education, the arts, and diversity programs for children. 
Available: http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0079871017/The-Greatest-Wish.aspx

Sunday, June 26, 2016

All our wishes

All our wishes 
written and illustrated by Charles Danziger 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2016. 
Summary: Daddy and Papa tell Alouicious the exciting story of how he was born! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/All-Our-Wishes-Charles-Danziger-ebook/dp/B01GU0Y2R0/

Living the dream : with Mommy and Mama

Living the dream : with Mommy and Mama 
by Clifford L. Greenberg, Esq. 
illus. by Joanna Greenberg 
Language: English 
Trafford, 2013. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781490713724 
Summary: Living the Dream with Mommy and Mama is the tale of an eight -year -old child named Sally who is visited by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a dream. Sally mentions how some kids in school make fun of her for having two mommies. Dr. King and Sally talk about adoption and how lucky she is to have two mommies who love and take care of her. When she tells her Mommy and Mama about Dr. King's visit, Sally knows that the love they have in their hearts is all that matters. They are living the dream of a happy family. That is the greatest dream of all. 
Available: http://bookstore.trafford.com/Products/SKU-000685484/Living-The-Dream.aspx

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Odd Jobs (Trevor and Friends)

Odd Jobs (Trevor and Friends) 
by Francine Lauriano 
illus. by Subrata Dutta 
Language: English 
Francine Lauriano, 2015. 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0692444076 ; 9780692444078 
Summary: Trevor wants new bike but his moms suggest he earn the money. Can he figure a way to earn the money? Will Trevor be able to earn enough money to buy the bike? 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Jobs-Trevor-Friends-Francine-Lauriano/dp/0692444076/

Lost puppy

Lost puppy 
by Francine Lauriano 
illus. by Subrata Dutta 
Language: English 
Francine Lauriano, 2016. 
38 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0692631348 ; 9780692631348 
Summary: Ryan finds a puppy and decides to keep him, but he has a hard time trying to convince his dads that it's a good idea. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Puppy-Francine-Lauriano/dp/0692631348/

A crow of his own

A crow of his own 
by Megan Dowd Lambert 
illus. by David Costello 
Language: English 
Watertown, Mass. : Charlesbridge, ©2015. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm. 
ISBN: 9781580894470 ; 158089447X
Summary: Clyde the rooster is a little scrawny, so he is having a hard time trying to measure up to his predecessor on the farm--but with a little help from a friendly goose he may find a crow of his own. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Crow-His-Megan-Dowd-Lambert/dp/158089447X

Real sisters pretend

Real sisters pretend 
by Megan Dowd Lambert 
illus. by Nicole Tadgell 
Language: English 
Thomaston, Maine : Tilbury House Publishers, [2016]. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm. 
ISBN: 9780884484417 ; 0884484416 
Summary: "As they play, Mia and Tayja confirm that there's one thing they don't have to pretend: They know in their hearts that they're real sisters, even though others don't always recognize this since they're adopted and don't look alike. Safe in the knowledge that adoption has made them "forever family," the sisters end their make-believe journey with a joyful homecoming to a real home with their two moms."--Jacket flap. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Real-Sisters-Pretend-Megan-Lambert/dp/0884484416/

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Milo's adventures: a story about love

Milo's adventures: a story about love 
by Frankie Nelson, BJ Barone, and Debbie Donsky 
illus. by Debbie Donsky 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
34 p. : col. illus. : cm. 
ISBN: 153284042X ; 9781532840425 
Summary: Told from Milo's perspective, Milo's Adventures is a story of surrogacy, love and becoming a family. The hoping, waiting, excitement, and love are universal experiences of a loving family but Milo's story is unique as he has two daddies, a surrogate and a whole world who celebrates his birth on World Pride Weekend. We hope that this story helps everyone understand that Family is About Love! 
Available: http://familyisaboutlove.com/

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Family Stew: Two moms use a sperm donor to build their family!

Family Stew: Two moms use a sperm donor to build their family! 
by Linda Stamm, Psy.D. 
illus. by Fatima Stamato 
Language: English 
Family Stew, 2016. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0692712305 ; 9780692712306 
Summary: Olivia's moms tell her the charming story of how they became a family through sperm donation. This vividly illustrated and humorous children's book is a wonderful way for children conceived via donor sperm to learn about their origin.
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Family-Stew-sperm-donor-family/dp/0692712305/

Monday, May 23, 2016

Home at last

Home at last 
by Vera B. Williams 
illus. by Chris Raschka and Vera B. Williams
Language: English 
New York : Greenwillow Books, 2016. 
40 p. : col. ill ; cm. 
ISBN: 0061349739 ; 9780061349737 
Summary: Lester hasn’t really belonged to anyone or anyplace for a long time. So when Daddy Albert and Daddy Rich adopt him, he is excited about his new life. There are a lot of things to like about his new house and his family: He has a brand-new room. And a brand-new bed. And a new bike. And new toys. And hot cocoa. And new cousins, too. And then there is Wincka, his new daddies’ big, furry dog. She’s the best. But even with all these good things, Lester gets lonely and scared in the middle of the night. What will it take to make Lester feel home at last? 
Available: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780061349744/home-at-last

Monday, April 25, 2016

The answer

The answer 
by Rebecca Sugar 
illus. by Tiffany Ford and Elle Michalka
Language: English 
Cartoon Network Books, 2016. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0399541705 ; 9780399541704 
Summary: Thousands of years ago, there were two Gems called Ruby and Sapphire who lived on the faraway Gem Homeworld planet. Even though one Gem could see into the future, neither could predict that their paths would come together in such an incredible way! This is the story of Garnet, the leader of the Crystal Gems, and how she came to live on planet Earth. Rebecca Sugar, creator of Steven Universe, tells this love story with plenty of warmth and humor. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Answer-Steven-Universe-Rebecca-Sugar/dp/0399541705

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Promised land

Promised land 
by Adam Reynolds & Chaz Harris
Summary: In Promised Land, a Prince and a Farmboy meet in the forest and their newfound friendship soon turns into love. However, when the Queen remarries, her sinister new husband seeks control of the enchanted forest and land that the farm boy’s family are entrusted with protecting. 
Available: http://www.promisedland-book.com/

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Yetta & the fantastic mom suits

Yetta & the fantastic mom suits 
by Jano Oscherwitz 
Language: English 
Prancing Goat Books, 2016. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 97800692584415 
Summary: Yetta & the Fantastic Mom Suits, a picture book, is a modern version of a Jewish folktale featuring a mischievous spirit, a Dybbuk. Yetta is tired of her Moms telling her what to do. She wants to be the boss! She runs to the back yard on her stilts and spies a Dybbuk sitting high in the tall pine tree. The Dybbuk, hearing Yetta's complaints, concocts a way for her to become her Moms: she sews costumes that look exactly like Yetta's two Moms. Yetta hops onto her stilts, slips inside a Mom suit and takes off for her Moms' jobs. Trouble follows. 
Available: http://yettaandthefantasticmomsuits.com/

Friday, March 4, 2016

El dragón diferente

El dragón diferente 
by Jennifer Bryan 
illus. by Danamarie Hosler 
trans. by Alba Clarke 
Language: Spanish 
Ridley Park, PA : Two Lives Publishing, 2015. 
32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm. 
ISBN: 9780967446899 
Summary: Este cuento para antes de dormir, sobre la hora de ir a dormir, muestra como un niño activo y curioso ayuda a una de sus madres a crear un cuento mágico. Juntos ellos tejen una aventura nocturna que acaba con el niño Noé y su gato que canta Diva en el territorio de los dragones. Únete a ellos mientras descubren algo inesperado y ayudan a un nuevo amigo a encontrar su camino. 
Available: http://www.twolives.com/el-dragon-diferente/

Pyret och pingvinpapporna

Pyret och pingvinpapporna 
by Sara Berg and Karin Frimodig 
illus. by Johanna Arpiainen 
Language: Swedish 
Borgholm : Vombat, 2015. 
[25] s. : ill. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN: 9789186589554 ; 9186589555 
Available: http://www.vombatforlag.se/butik/pyret-pingvinpapporna/

Sunday, February 28, 2016

אני רק רוצה להיות אני

אני רק רוצה להיות אני (I just want to be me)
by Galit Tzuk 
illus. by Liron Robin Moses 
Language: Hebrew 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
More information: http://awiderbridge.org/first-childrens-book-on-being-transgender-to-be-released-in-israel/ 
More information: http://gogay.co.il/item.php?id=19459

Friday, February 19, 2016

An orphan no more : the true story of a boy

An Orphan No More: The True Story of a Boy 
by Jerry and Jordan Windle 
illus. by Hollie Hibbert
Jerry Windle, 2011.
20 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 9780578095592
Summary: An Orphan No More: The True Story of a Boy: chapter one celebrates the concept that love is love. Rodney has long dreamed of being a parent. Although he is told that he cannot be a parent alone, fate has much more in store. Rodney discovers that a selfless act of protection actually becomes his first step toward fatherhood. Little Jordy, an orphaned duckling, has discoveries of his own: he learns the meaning of love, of family, and what it's like to feel the pain of being different. Through a bedtime story, Jordy learns of his namesake, a little boy named Jordan, who was also orphaned as a baby. Will similar beginnings lead to similar fates? Only time will tell. 
Available: http://anorphannomore.com/

I am loved right where I am

I am loved right where I am 
written and illus. by Jason Galvez 
Tate Publishing, 2014. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1630633038 ; 9781630633035 
Summary: Sylvia is a special girl who knows all about how family love comes in different colors, forms, types, and sizes. She has a lot of friends--each with a unique family makeup. Maybe your family has some things in common with that of Sylvia's friends, or maybe yours is very different. No matter what type of family you come from, Sylvia wants you to know that is exactly where you belong, and that you are LOVED! 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Am-Loved-Right-Where/dp/1630633038

My family and yours

My family and yours 
by Amanda Audit 
illus. by Ermine Arslan 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2013. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1490919031 ; 9781490919034
Summary: Playing house has never been so much fun! Sarah and Sophie learn about what makes a family special through their play. 
Available: http://www.amandaaudit.com/buy-now/

Monday, February 8, 2016

Mummy and Mumma get married

Mummy and Mumma get married
by Roz Hopkins and Natalie Winter
illus. by Cara King
Language: English
[Australia]: Captain Honey, 2016.
32. p. : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 9780994211620
Summary: Marriage equality. It’s the topic of the moment. Inspired by progress in the rest of the world, and galvanised by the lack of it in Australia, publisher Roz Hopkins and designer Natalie Winter wrote this sweet, uplifting story about a little girl who plans a big surprise wedding for her mummies.
Available: http://mummyandmummagetmarried.com.au/

Friday, February 5, 2016

Normal Norman

Normal Norman 
by Tara Lazar 
illus. by S. britt 
Language: English 
New York : Sterling Books, 2016. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781454913214 ; 1454913215 
Summary: What is "normal?" That's the question an eager young scientist, narrating her very first book, hopes to answer. Unfortunately, her exceedingly "normal" subject—an orangutan named Norman—turns out to be exceptionally strange. He speaks English, sleeps in a bed, loves his stuffed toy, goes bananas over pizza, and even deep-sea dives! Oh, no: what's a "normal" scientist to do? A humorous look at the wackiness that makes us all special— and a gentle reminder that "normal" can't ever be defined! 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Normal-Norman-Tara-Lazar/dp/1454913215

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The lesbian

The lesbian 
by Prisca Christina Yue 
Language: English 
Xlibris, 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill. 8.5 x 8.5 cm. 
ISBN: 9781514441923 
Summary: This book tells the story of the friendship between two girls at school named Gianna and Sapphire. The two have been good friends since pre-school and have maintained a firm relationship. Sapphire is a beautiful and very popular student. She always wears her hair in a long side braid every time she went to school. One day however, she came to school with a shaved head, much to the surprise of everyone. After being confronted by her classmates, Sapphire admitted to be a lesbian. As the news spread around her school, Sapphire's popularity soon waned. People began to bully her and no one was willing to help, including her best friend Gianna. One day, Sapphire finally told Gianna the shocking truth behind her shaved head. Read this book to learn what the secret behind her shaved head is. 
Available: http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-000943359/The-Lesbian.aspx

Jeb's ABCs

Jeb's ABCs 
by Konrad Juengling 
illus. by Chayadi Chin 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1519404565 ; 9781519404565 
Summary: Jeb's ABCs is a satirical children's book based on Jeb Bush of the political Bush family. It uses real-life quotes and policies supported by Jeb, presented in an ABC format with him as a child. It is a tongue-in-cheek and factual review of what Jeb thinks about homosexuality, immigrants, and women on welfare, among other social issues. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Jebs-ABCs-Konrad-Juengling/dp/1519404565

Square Zair Pair

Square Zair Pair 
by Jase Peeples 
illus. by Christine Knopp 
Language: English 
Zair Pair Books, 2016. 
48 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0996826300 ; 9780996826303
Summary: Square Zair Pair is a children's picture book about embracing our differences. The story takes place in the magical land of Hanamandoo, a place where square and round Zairs live. Zairs do all things in pairs, one round with one square. But one day when two square Zairs pair for the first time, the others reject them before realizing different pairs of Zairs make their village stronger. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Square-Zair-Pair-Christine-Knopp/dp/0996826300

Monday, January 18, 2016

Mamá y mami sueñan con un bichito de luz

Mamá y mami sueñan con un bichito de luz
written and illustrated by Judit Franch 
Language: Spanish
[Spain] : LiberumVoxBooks, 2015.
ISBN: 9781910650066 
Summary: Una noche mientras dormían Mamá y Mami, que se quieren muchísimo, sueñan con un Bichito de Luz muy insistente que quiere convertirse en un bebé… ¿Lo conseguirá? 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-diversidad-familiar/mama-y-mami-suenan-con-un-bichito-de-luz/

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Worm loves worm

Worm loves Worm 
by J. J. Austrian 
illus. by Mike Curato 
Language: English 
New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016] ©2016. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm. 
ISBN: 9780062386335 ; 0062386336 
Summary: Two worms in love decide to get married, and with help from Cricket, Beetle, Spider, and the Bees they have everything they need and more, but which one will be the bride and which the groom? 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Worm-Loves-J-Austrian/dp/0062386336

A place in your heart: a story for children living in foster care

A place in your heart: a story for children living in foster care 
written and illustrated by Melanie Lee 
Language: English 
[NSW : Australia] : Benevolent Society, 2015.
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9780994209221 
Summary: To help foster children feel comfortable in diverse families, a beautiful and colourful children’s book called A Place in Your Heart 
Full-text available online: http://online.fliphtml5.com/knbu/rdst/#p=1

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sophia's broken crayons: a story of surrogacy from a young child's perspective

Sophia's broken crayons: a story of surrogacy from a young child's perspective 
by Crystal Falk 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1517131286 ; 9781517131289 
Summary: Sophia's Broken Crayons (Intended Fathers Version) is a book for young children, recommended for children ages 2 to 6 years old which tells a story of surrogacy from a young child's perspective in a practical way that children can understand and grasp. A little girl by the name of Sophia is heartbroken after she discovers all of her crayons are broken. Sophia's friend's share their crayons with her as she experiences seeing her parents choose to give the gift of surrogacy to their friends who are a same sex couple. Sophia's Broken Crayons is a very easy and understanding way to help explain surrogacy to a young child which include questions such as why would someone choose a surrogate to help grow their family? Why would someone choose to become a surrogate? Follow the story of Sophia as she learns about sharing and helping out friends in need as well as why families choose surrogates to help grow their families and why surrogates choose to help other families that way. Discover and enjoy the story of Sophia and her broken crayons! 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5541645

Forunderlige familier

Forunderlige familier 
by Gitte Camilla Buus Lyngbye and Kathrine Amalie Hvidman 
illus. by Lillian Blakeley 
Language: Danish 
København : Pippi, 2012. 
[32] sider : ill. i farver 
ISBN: 9788792867018 ; 8792867014 
Summary: Så fortæller forældrene om de mange forskellige slags familier man kan have - og at alle familier er lige gode. 
Available: https://www.saxo.com/dk/forunderlige-familier_gitte-camilla-buus-lyngbye_hardback_9788792867018

Sunday, January 3, 2016

O Menino que Brincava de Ser

O Menino que Brincava de Ser
by Georgina de Costa Martins
illus. by Pinky Wainer
Language: Portuguese
São Paulo : Difusão Cultural do Livro, 2000.
84 p. : ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 8573384174 ; 9788573384178
Summary: Dudu, um garoto de seis anos, adorava brincar de ser. De ser fada, princesa e principalmente bruxa. Seus pais ficam preocupados com a situação. Querem descobrir se há como alterar o comportamento do filho, que consideram anormal. Mas o menino conta com o afeto de sua avó. Isso o ajuda a não se intimidar perante os obstáculos. Quer continuar a ter o direito de brincar de ser e de sonhar. Esse livro permite a discussão de temas delicados, como o preconceito e a intolerância, e retrata as conseqüências que a falta de diálogo pode causar à vida familiar. Dud gostava de brincar de ser, uma brincadeira muito legal e divertida. Só que seus pais não estavam muito felizes com isso. Ao ler olivro você vai entender o porquê. E vai também poder refletir sobre questões como preconceito, intolerância e falta de diálogo. Você já ouviu falar nessas questõs?
Available: http://www.editoradcl.com.br/Produto/167/o-menino-que-brincava-ser

Ser Diferente É Bom

Ser Diferente É Bom 
by Sónia Pessoa 
illus. by Carla Carvalho 
Language: Portuguese 
[Portugal]: Papiro, 2008. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9789896363390 
Summary: Livro Infantil sobre homossexualidade e diversidade cultural, roçando a higiene de cada criança e o seu dia-a-dia. É efectivamente um livro sobre a amizade, pois é a amizade que se trata quando precisamos de saber conviver com as diferenças, mesmo (ou talvez sobretudo) se ainda não as conseguimos entender. 
Available: http://www.bulhosa.pt/livro/ser-diferente-e-bom-sonia-pessoa/ 
More information: https://oslivrosqueninguemquisdaraler.wordpress.com/ser-diferente-e-bom-aprender-a-vida-na-escola/

Luanda, Lua

Luanda, Lua 
by Marta Morgado 
Surd'universo, 2012. 
Language: Portuguese 
47 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9789899525481 
Summary: Inclui DVD com a história contada em LGP.Esta é a história de uma cachorra adotada por duas pessoas que se amavam muito muito e por isso queriam formar uma família. A cachorra chamou-se Luanda e durante algum tempo foi o centro das atenções das suas duas mães. Luanda sentia a sua família especial, tão especial como a de qualquer outro cão que receba uma boa dose de amor e diversão. Mal sabia ela que a sua família ia ficar ainda mais alegre com a chegada de novos membros. 
Available: http://www.livrarialeitura.pt/livro/luanda-lua-marta-morgado/

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Papá, Papi y yo: la historia de una niña nacida por gestación subrogada

Papá, Papi y yo: la historia de una niña nacida por gestación subrogada 
by Luis Moya Albiol and Denis Zamaro
illus. by Mercedes Balaguer 
Language: Spanish 
[Spain]: Bostezo, 2015. 
ISBN: 9788494192647 
Summary: Ornella tiene dos papás. Vino al mundo gracias a Melissa, que cuidó de ella durante los nueve meses de embarazo. Un cuento para visibilzar y explicar a los niños y a las niñas las diversas maneras de confromar una familia. 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-diversidad-familiar/papa-papi-y-yo/

A Princesa e a Costureira

A Princesa e a Costureira 
by Janaína Leslão 
illus. by Júnior Caramez 
Language: Portuguese 
Metinoia Editora, 2015. 
52 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9788563439789 
Summary: O livro conta a história da princesa Cíntia, que quando nasceu foi prometida em casamento para Febo, o príncipe do reino vizinho, para que se mantivessem os laços de amizade entre os reinos. Quando chegou a época da cerimônia, a princesa foi encomendar seu vestido e, então, conheceu a costureira Isthar, por quem se apaixonou. Quando Cíntia anunciou para os pais suas intenções com Ishtar e disse que não mais se casaria com Febo, seu pai mandou que a prendessem na torre do castelo, pois desafiou o interesse e a tradição dos reinos, que dizia que moças deveriam se casar com rapazes. Para garantir um final feliz, a princesa e a costureira receberão ajuda da irmã da princesa, do próprio príncipe, da Fada Madrinha e de uma Agulha Mágica. O livro pretende auxiliar famílias e escolas, tanto na discussão sobre a diversidade humana como sobre a luta mais ampla pelos direitos das pessoas LGBT. 
Available: http://www.metanoiaeditora.com/loja/products/A-Princesa-e-a-Costureira.html

Tenho dois papais

Tenho dois papais 
written and illus. by Bela Bordeaux 
Language: Portuguese 
2015. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: Um livro infantil para estimular pequeninos e grandões a pensarem sobre família e diversidade. Afinal de contas, o que importa é o amor!
Available: http://www.tenhodoispapais.com.br/

Friday, December 18, 2015

My Favorite Color is Pink

My Favorite Color is Pink 
written and illustrated by Nina Benedetto 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 151195759X ; 9781511957595 
Summary: A child, born into a male body, finds the strength and courage to claim her full and authentic gender identity. This book is an affirmation for all people who are longing to claim their birthright to be themselves. It goes to the heart of teaching compassion. My goal is to open a conversation that helps navigate through this transition with empathy, understanding and acceptance. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5466446

About Chris

About Chris 
written and illustrated by Nina Benedetto 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1514195895 ; 9781514195895 
Summary: This story affirms the dignity and self worth of a child who knows that he is a boy despite the fact that his body is female. Chris's story portrays his determination to be his true self, and the lesson his teacher learns. May this lesson open hearts and minds! 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5533114

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The gender fairy

The gender fairy 
by Jo Hirst 
illus. by Libby Wirt
Language: English 
[Australia]: Oban Road Publishing, 2015. 
36 p. : col.. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0994457006 ; 9780994457004 
Summary: The Gender Fairy is a simple story about two children who find relief in finally being heard. It is a tale of two children who are taking their first joyful steps toward living as their true selves. It is an educational resource for all children and adults to understand what it might feel like to be a transgender child. 
Available: http://www.thegenderfairy.com/

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Anoche hablé con la luna

Anoche hablé con la luna 
by Maria Àngels Gil Vila 
illus. by Mabel Piérola 
Language: Spanish 
Barcelona : Bellaterra, 2005. 
32 p. il. col. 33 cm. 
ISBN: 8472903028 ; 9788472903029 
Summary: El miedo a la diferencia nos impide el conocimiento del otro y limita nuestras posibilidades de crecimiento personal. Como los padres de Paula no la dejan jugar con su amiga Marina, se pierde la oportunidad de conocer a una familia diferente de la suya, y una ocasión única de crecer y abrirse a la diferencia. 
Available: https://www.libreriacomplices.com/libros/anoche-hable-con-la-luna/84-7290-302-8/

El secreto de las familias : Una historia de dos niños con dos mamás y de muchos dragones

El secreto de las familias : Una historia de dos niños con dos mamás y de muchos dragones 
by Carlos de la Cruz 
illus. by Antonio il Acebal 
Language: Spanish 
Oviedo : Coleutivu Milenta Muyeres, 2005. 
[47] p. : il. col.; 29 cm. 
ISBN: 8460949389 ; 9788460949381 
Available: http://www.popularlibros.com/libros/el-secreto-de-las-familias/230954/978-84-609-4938-1

¡Nos gustamos!

¡Nos gustamos! 
by Juanolo 
Language: Spanish 
Vilanova i la Geltrú : Scena, 2004. 
[14] f. : il. col.; 17 cm. 
ISBN: 8460922014 ; 9788460922018 
Full-text available: http://ceip.edu.uy/IFS/documentos/2014/sexual/materiales/Cuento_Nos_gustamos.pdf

Papa, c'est quoi un homme haut sekçuel?

Papa, c'est quoi un homme haut sekçuel? 
by Anna Boulanger 
Language: French 
Mertzig (Luxembourg) : Zoom éditions, 2007. 
1 vol. (non paginé) : ill. en coul. ; 18 cm. 
ISBN: 2919934449 ; 9782919934447 Summary: Tinig, un petit garçon, interprète au pied de la lettre toutes les expressions qu'il ne comprend pas et dont on affuble son père. Lorsqu'il ose lui ouvrir son coeur, son père lui explique qu'il préfère les messieurs. Un album qui aborde avec simplicité et humour les thèmes de l'homosexualité et de l'homoparentalité. 
Available: http://www.amazon.fr/Papa-cest-quoi-homme-s%C3%A8k%C3%A7uel/dp/2919934449/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448798905&sr=1-1&keywords=Papa%2C+c%27est+quoi+un+homme+haut+sekc%CC%A7uel

Marius

Marius 
by Latifa Alaoui M. 
illus. by Stéphane Poulin 
Language: French 
[Montréal] : Les 400 coups, ©2001. 
[31] p. : ill. en coul. ; 26 cm. 
ISBN: 2895400458 ; 9782895400455 
Summary: Marius a cinq ans. Ses parents sont divorcés. Sa maman vit avec un autre homme et son papa aussi. Marius les aime bien tous les quatre. Mais un jour, sa grand-maman lui dit que "deux hommes ensemble c'est pas bien". Plus tard, Marius en parlera à son papa qui lui expliquera pourquoi des gens pensent ainsi. La maîtresse aussi pensait que des papas homosexuels c'était des bêtises, mais la maman de Marius lui a dit que ce n'était pas des bêtises, mais bien la réalité. -- Un ouvrage pour discuter de l'homosexualité et des nouvelles familles qu'elle crée. Les illustrations, toujours de grande qualité de Stéphane Poulin, ajoutent une dimension poétique et sensible à ce propos épineux. 
Available: http://www.amazon.fr/Marius-St%C3%A9phane-Poulin/dp/291374107X/ref=pd_sim_14_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=51HFT7D611L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0022YNEBVDHKWXZA3ZWS

Pourquoi Anna n'a pas de papa? : une histoire sur l'homoparentalité

Pourquoi Anna n'a pas de papa? : une histoire sur l'homoparentalité 
by Geneviève Guindon 
illus. by Audry Rochon 
Language: French 
Montréal : Geneviève Guindon, 2015. 
ISBN: 9782981552006 ; 2981552007

Léna a deux Mamans

Léna a deux Mamans 
by Diane B. Alice 
illus. by Emma M. 
Language: French 
Amazon Digital Services, 2014. 
Summary: Léna a deux Mamans raconte la vie quotidienne d'une petite fille issue d'une famille homoparentale. Ce livre a été pensé comme un support pour aborder le thème de l'homoparentalité avec les touts petits.
Available: http://www.amazon.com/L%C3%A9na-Mamans-French-Diane-Alice-ebook/dp/B00O575ELE/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448796059&sr=1-2&keywords=homoparentales

I am a boy

I am a boy 
by Christina Stachowicz 
illus. by Max Stachowicz 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1517271096 ; 9781517271091 
Summary: Rather than presenting an overt message about gender identity, I am a BOY offers the perspective of a young man who simply likes to dress up. Written for children who bravely challenge gender roles, this book seeks to encourage understanding and acceptance. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5728785