Friday, January 30, 2015

Princess charming

Princess charming 
by Sarah Wildsmith 
illus. by Lea Paramonova 
Language: English 
Tallahassee, FL : Harmony Ink Press, 2013. 
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 x 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9781623809706 ; 1623809703 
Summary: A lesbian fairytale, 'Princess Charming' presents a new twist on a classic idea, creating a world where sleeping spells and mischief are matched only by the truest of loves. The words are brought to life by beautiful and dreamlike art that will leave the reader floating in a realm of fantasy where love knows no bounds. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Charming-Sarah-Wildsmith/dp/1623809703/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422634401&sr=1-9&keywords=lgbt+children%27s+books&pebp=1422634881674&peasin=1623809703

I Don't Want to Be a Ballerina

I Don't Want to Be a Ballerina
written and illus. by Ruth Bushi
Language: English
The Goldman Press, 2014.
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 0992939429 ; 9780992939427
Summary: I don't want to be a ballerina. I want to be a vet. Or a pet. I want to be a frog. Or a dog. Or a cow. Or a cat. What do you think about that? I want to bounce and hop and flop and jump up to the moon. Will you come, too? A book about thinking big and being yourself. Illustrated children's story addressing gender bias towards young girls. Promotes independent thinking and creative self-expression.
Available: http://www.amazon.com/I-Dont-Want-Be-Ballerina/dp/0992939429/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422634401&sr=1-3&keywords=lgbt+children%27s+books&pebp=1422634409515&peasin=992939429

Call me tree = Llámame árbol

Call me tree = Llámame árbol 
written and illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez 
translated by Dana Goldberg 
Language: English and Spanish 
New York : Children's Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc., [2014]. 
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm. 
ISBN: 9780892392940 ; 0892392940 
Summary: "A bilingual poetic tale that follows one child/tree from the depths of Mami/Earth to the heights of the sky, telling a story about being free to grow and be who we are meant to be and honoring our relationship with the natural world." 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Call-Tree-English-Spanish-Edition/dp/0892392940 
Article: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Queer-childrens-book-author-Gonzalez-creates-gender-neutral-character/50352.html

Pirate girl

Pirate girl 
by Cornelia Caroline Funke 
illus. by Kerstin Meyer 
Language: English 
Frome : Chicken House, 2005. 
32 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. 
ISBN: 1904442498 ; 9781904442493 
Summary: This one starts in a familiar vein: a pretty young girl is kidnapped by dastardly pirates, and must use her wit and bravery to get herself free. However, it veers into new territory when it turns out that she’s actually a Pirate Girl, and her mother is the take-no-prisoners captain of an all-female pirate crew. Girl-power chaos ensues. - Bustle.com 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Pirate-Girl-Cornelia-Funke/dp/0439716721

Dangerously ever after

Dangerously ever after 
by Dashka Slater 
illus. by Valeria Docampo 
Language: English 
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, ©2012. 
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 28 cm. 
ISBN: 9780803733749 ; 0803733747 
Summary: Yes, another princess-who’s-different story, but this one goes way beyond the norm. The princess in question is a veritable Wednesday Addams, obsessed with poisoned mushrooms, weapons, explosions, and all varieties of the creepy and crawly. Great for ghoulish little girls. - Bustle.com 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Dangerously-Ever-After-Dashka-Slater/dp/0803733747

I want to be a cowgirl

I want to be a cowgirl 
by Jeanne Willis 
illus. by Tony Ross 
Language: English 
New York : Henry Holt, 2002. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm. 
ISBN: 0805069976 ; 9780805069976 
Summary: A girl growing up in a glamorous, sophisticated city doesn’t understand why she has to be pretty, refined or behave like a “good girl” at tea parties. She wants to be a cowgirl, and damned if she doesn’t steal a cowboy hat from her dad and make the world her prairie. - Bustle.com 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/I-Want-To-Be-Cowgirl/dp/1842703080

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday with Helenna and Alex

Thursday with Helenna and Alex 
by Phylliss DelGreco; Jaclyn Roth Roth; Kathryn Silverio 
illus. by Rory Smith 
Language: English 
[United States] : JumPskip Productions, 2012. 
p. cm. 
ISBN: 9780615670157 ; 0615670156 
Summary: "In "Thursday with Helenna and Alex," Jessie has a play date with two of her best friends. As the children conduct an "archeological dig" in Helenna's backyard (with the energetic and hilarious help of Buddy, the dog), they uncover some surprising artifacts and discover the real key to their friendship. "Thursday with Helenna and Alex" is the fourth book in The Jessie Books series, which offers an inspiring story for each day of the week, featuring a precocious little girl who lives with her two moms in Queens, New York."--Amazonsmile.com. 
Available: http://myfamilyproducts.net/en/just-fun/68-thursday-with-helenna-and-alex.html

Monday with Maxim : the amazing Maltese

Monday with Maxim : the amazing Maltese 
by Phylliss DelGreco; Jaclyn Roth; Kathryn Silverio
illus. by Rory Smith 
Language: English 
[United States] : JumPsKip Productions, 2011. ©2011. 
35 unnumbered pages : colored illustrations ; 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9780615543901 ; 0615543901 
Summary: This is the first of seven books in the adorable and hilarious Jessie Books series! In "Monday with Maxim, The Amazing Maltese," Jessie is intent on training her neighbor’s dog, Maxim, to sit with her imaginary powers and a magic scarf... 
Available: http://myfamilyproducts.net/en/picture-books/65-monday-with-maxim-the-amazing-maltese.html

Freddy & Frieda's Travelling Tales: Meet the Families

Freddy & Frieda's Travelling Tales: Meet the Families 
by Claudia Eicker-Harris 
illus. by Marina Shupik 
Language: English 
Sicklerville, New Jersey : My Family!, an imprint of Dodi Press LLC, 2012. 
36 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9780976727385 ; 0976727382 
Summary: "This is the first book of a series that children everywhere will adore. Freddy and Frieda the field mice travel the world meeting different kinds of people, teaching tolerance, sharing heartwarming stories and fun adventures! Meet the Families is about some of the children and families that Freddy and Frieda have come to know on their travels. Written in rhythmic style, this story celebrates the differences in family structures, while displaying that despite these differences they all have one thing in common: love. This story also helps children see that every family is special in their own way and they are not alone. And as Freddy and Frieda will tell you, "One of these families will be just like yours. They might just be living on far away shores.""--Back cover. 
Available: http://myfamilyproducts.net/en/different-families/64-freddy-frieda-s-traveling-tales-meet-the-families.html

Tuesday with Mommy and Pterodactyls

Tuesday with Mommy and Pterodactyls 
by Phylliss DelGreco; Jaclyn Roth; Kathryn Silverio illus. by Rory Smith 
Language: English 
[United States] : JumPskip Productions, 2011. 
36 unnumbered pages : colored illustrations ; 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9780615543918 ; 061554391X 
Summary: This is the second book in The Jessie Books series, which offers an inspiring story for each day of the week, featuring a precocious little girl who lives with her two moms in Queens, New York. 
Available: http://myfamilyproducts.net/en/picture-books/66-tuesday-with-mommy-and-pterodactyls-.html

Max

Max 
written and illus. by Rachel Isadora 
Language: English 
New York : Macmillan, ©1976. 
[32] pages : illustrations ; 19 x 24 cm. 
ISBN: 002747450X ; 9780027474503 
Summary: Max is an award winning book that marries baseball and ballet in a way that shows the reader that just because you love baseball, it doesn't mean that you can't also be a fantastic dancer. 
Available: http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/isbn/9780027474503/

Princess Smartypants

Princess Smartypants 
written and illus. by Babette Cole 
Language: English 
New York : Putnam, 1987, ©1986. 
[32] pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 24 cm. 
ISBN: 0399214097 ; 9780399214097 
Summary: Princess Smartypants is a definite crowd pleaser with both girls and boys age 4-7. The main character is incredibly well-developed, and the plot flips the script on traditional gender roles for girls. Princess Smartypants doesn't want to marry any of the candidates her parents keep pushing on her; this princess does not want to get married. In the end, Princess Smartypants gets exactly what she wants. 
Available: http://www.abebooks.com/9780399214097/Princess-Smartypants-Cole-Babette-0399214097/plp

The paper bag princess

The paper bag princess 
by Robert N. Munsch 
illus. by Michael Martchenko 
Language: English 
Lindfield, N.S.W. : Scholastic Australia, 2006, ©1980. 
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN: 9781865049212 ; 1865049212 
Summary: The Paper Bag Princess is a trailblazer in gender-bending story books. This wonderfully illustrated picture book uses humour to retell the classic 'prince and princess' story. Boys and girls will get a chance to meet a princess who decides that when faced with a dragon problem, she isn't going to wait around for a prince to save her. In the end Princess Elizabeth decides that she doesn't want very much to do with a prince who thinks that girls should never get dirty. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/The-Paper-Bag-Princess-Annikins/dp/0920236251

Sleeping Bobby

Sleeping Bobby 
by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne 
illus. by Giselle Potter 
Language: English 
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2005.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 31 cm. 
ISBN: 0689876688 ; 9780689876684 
Summary: Sleeping Bobby is a hilarious retelling of Sleeping Beauty. This is a fabulous book, by a well-known author, perfect for any 4-6 year old. In Osborne's version, it is the princess that saves the sleeping prince from the clutches of a wicked spell. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Sleeping-Bobby-Mary-Pope-Osborne/dp/0689876688

Princess Pigsty

Princess Pigsty 
by Cornelia Caroline Funke 
illus. by Kerstin Meyer 
Language: English 
New York : Chicken House/Scholastic, 2007. 
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 x 27 cm. 
ISBN: 043988554X ; 9780439885546 
Summary: Tired of being a princess, the youngest of three sisters throws her crown out the window and finds happiness working in the royal kitchen and pigsty. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Pigsty-Cornelia-Funke/dp/1905294328

Derek, the knitting dinosaur

Derek, the knitting dinosaur 
by Mary Blackwood 
illus. by Kerry Argent 
Language: English 
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, 1990, ©1987. 
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm. 
ISBN: 0876144008 ; 9780876144008 
Summary: Derek, a little green dinosaur, is somewhat worried that he likes to stay home and knit instead of acting like his ferocious brothers, but the onset of cold weather allows his knitting to become useful. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Derek-Knitting-Dinosaur-Mary-Blackwood/dp/0876144008

Wir wünschen uns einen Krümel

Wir wünschen uns einen Krümel 
written and illus. by Sonja Springer 
Language: German 
ISBN: 9783000334238 
Summary: Suse und Susanne leben als Paar zusammen und wünschen sich einen kleinen Krümel. Doch wie sollen sie es schaffen einen Krümel zu finden? Kann ihnen der Wunschbaum dabei vielleicht helfen?

Max und seine Mamas

Max und seine Mamas 
by Martina Heinzle 
Language: German 
Regenbogenbuch, 2011. 
16 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 2009001274531 
Summary: “Max und seine Mamas” ist kein Aufklärungsbuch, “lesbisch” bzw. “homosexuell” sein wird nicht direkt thematisiert. Vielmehr geht es der Autorin darum, den normalen Umgang mit Regenbogenfamilien zu fördern. Ziel ist es, Kindern zu vermitteln, dass Regenbogenfamilien nichts “spezielles”oder gar “sonderbares” sind. Das Buch ist in Eigenregie entstanden und auch so produziert worden und kann hier erworben werden. 
Available: http://regenbogenbuch.beepworld.de/dasbuch.htm

Hallo, wer bist denn du?

Hallo, wer bist denn du? 
by Ka Schmitz und Cai Schmitz-Weicht 
Language: German 
Atelier 9¾, 2013. 
16 p. : col.. ill. ; 14 x 14 cm. 
Summary: Die kleine orange Katze lebt bei Mama und Mami. Auf ihrem ersten Spaziergang fragt sie jedes Tier, das ihr begegnet: Hallo, wer bist denn du? Die einfachen und vorhersehbaren Dialoge begeistern Kinder ab 18 Monate und lassen sich so lange variieren, bis die kleinen Geister endlich schlafen… 
Available: http://www.atelier-neundreiviertel.de/bilderbuecher-regenbogenfamilien/hallo-wer-bist-denn-du/

My Chacha is gay

My Chacha is gay 
written and illus. by Nice Mangos 
Language: English 
Summary: This children's book is set in Pakistan and deals with the issue of homophobia. With all the religious intolerance and extremism in Pakistan its important to push back with the arts and with education. The best way to do this is to start early and teach our children tolerance and diversity from a young age. The book also aims to show the rest of the world that *all* Pakistanis cannot be defined by the terrorism and intolerance you see in the media. We are a varied people, amongst us there are many kind, gentle and diversity loving souls. But sadly, those voices are drowned out or silenced by extremists. 
Available: http://www.mychachaisgay.com/ 
Available online: http://nicemangos.blogspot.ca/2014/02/my-chacha-is-gay.html?zx=90662bd5c4193ab0

What is family?

What is family? 
written and illus. by Ariel Wang 
Language: English 
Washington D.C. : B'nai B'rith Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge, 2014. 
ISBN: 9780990307037 
Summary: What Is Family?, with its rhyming speech and bright illustrations, was written with young readers in mind. Ariel’s intention was to “allow young readers to acknowledge that family structures can be different, because love is what holds a family together no matter who is in it.” 
Available online: http://www.bnaibrith.org/uploads/7/8/5/9/7859990/what_is_family.pdf

El vestido de mamá

El vestido de mamá 
by Dani Umpi 
illus. by Rodrigo Moraes 
Language: Spanish 
Uruguay : Criatura editora, 2011 
44 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9789974831346 
Summary: Los juegos de los chicos son juegos. Seguramente encierran sueños, aspiraciones, proyectos, pero también fantasía, creatividad y una búsqueda que no debería tener límites. Sin embargo, la mirada de los otros, adultos o pares, suele cohibir o censurar los juegos infantiles. Una historia sencilla y divertida, con un final que nos lleva a revisar nuestros prejuicios y quitar barreras allí donde el único límite lo debería poner la imaginación. 
Available online: http://www.slideshare.net/DocentesDiversidad/el-vestido-de-mam

Pearl Power

Pearl Power 
written and illus. by Mel S. Elliott 
Language: English 
Hastings : I Love Mel, 2014. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9780992854416 ; 0992854415 
Summary: Pearl Power is a children's book about equality, told in rhyme. A little girl called Pearl moves to a new school and makes friends while proving that being told she does things "like a girl" isn't a bad thing and that she can do anything the other kids can do even though she's small! 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Power-Mel-Elliott/dp/0992854415 
Author Web site: http://shop.ilovemel.me/collections/pearl-power/products/childrens-book-pearl-power 
Author interview: http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2014/10/25/pearl-power-a-new-childrens-book-promoting-gender-equality/#!slide=aol_1005269

Goblinheart : a fairy tale

Goblinheart : a fairy tale 
by Brett Axel 
illus. by Terra Bidlespacher 
Language: English 
Brooklyn, NY : East Waterfront Press, [2012], ©2011. 
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 17 cm. 
ISBN: 9780976977124 0976977125 
Summary: Using "fairy" and "goblin" in lieu of female and male, the author has created a timely allegorical fairy tale. A youngster named Julep, who lives in a forest tribe, insists on growing up to be a goblin rather than a fairy. The tribe learns to accept that Julep is a goblin at heart, eventually coming around to support the physical transition that must be made for Julep to live as a goblin. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Goblinheart-Fairy-Tale-Brett-Axel/dp/0976977125 
Author Web site: http://www.goblinheart.com/

Daddy's special gift

Daddy's special gift 
by Tracey Sainsbury 
Language: English 
London Women's Clinic, 2012. 
Summary: Part of a series of books for egg sharers, egg donors, and sperm donors to share knowledge of their donation, a very special gift, with their own children. 
Available online: http://www.bookemon.com/book_read_flip.php?book_id=168804&checke=c5c569db94d18c29328dd90b6da95ab8&inviter_id=169087&email=tracey.sainsbury%40londonwomensclinic.com

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

El amor de Policarpo

El amor de Policarpo 
by Alberto Forcada 
illus. by Guadalupe Pacheco 
Language: Spanish 
México, D.F. : Ediciones Corunda/Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, ©1997. 
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm. 
ISBN: 9701802713 ; 9789701802717 
Summary: "Al murciélago Policarpo le encantaba jugar a ser apache y perseguir a las polillas, hasta que un día perdió la pluma que usaba en la cabeza y buscando otra hermosa y fina, encontró a Rigoberta, la perica. Sucedió lo que nunca había imaginado: Policarpo se enamoró de Rigoberta y comenzó a sentir que en su vida todo cambiaba." - José Manuel Alvarado 
Available: http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/isbn/9789701802717/

El gato palomero

El gato palomero 
by David Jorajuria 
illus. by Maru Jara 
Language: Spanish 
México, D.F. : ECO : Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, ©1998. 
23 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm. 
ISBN: 9701815815 ; 9789701815816 
Summary: "Un cuento muy sencillo y bonito. Se trata de un gato que se cree paloma y logra pasar la prueba que las aves le imponen para ser una de ellas y adaptarse a su nueva vida. La referencia a los procesos transexuales es obvia, sin olvidar otras interpretaciones del texto como la didáctica en la formación del carácter de los niñxs." - José Manuel Alvarado 
Available online: http://www.quintanarooaldia.com/noticia/el-gato-palomero/14946

Querido Sebastián

Querido Sebastián 
by Luz María Chapela 
illus. by Gabriela Rodríguez 
Language: Spanish 
México, D.F. : Libros del Rincón, SEP, ©1989. 
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 15 cm. 
ISBN: 9682924316 ; 9789682924316 
Summary: "Para analizar este cuento, ilustrado por Gabriela Rodríguez, podemos hacer una lectura desde la perspectiva de género. El libro trata sobre la relación, que a través de cartitas, establecen los niñxs Sebastián y María. En estos breves mensajes María le propone una serie de divertimentos a Sebastián, mismos que él rechaza, por ejemplo, cuando lo invita a jugar en el columpio, le responde que eso le da miedo, además afirma que no sabe jugar a la reata y se compadece de las luciérnagas cuando María le propone jugar a atraparlas; estas actitudes, como expresar sentimientos con sinceridad, no gustar de la violencia o mostrar una alta sensibilidad creativa, como se ve en el desenlace, son propias de un niño varón que se aleja de los roles y estereotipos de género que tradicionalmente se reproducen y fomentan en una sociedad machista, es decir, Sebastián es un transgénero. También me permito aventurar que el título y el nombre del protagonista no pueden ser del todo gratuitos, por ejemplo, si lo comparamos con el cuento Sebastián de la escritora potosina Violeta García, en el que aparece un niño con características similares a las del protagonista del relato de Chapela, sólo que en aquel texto la referencia a San Sebastián como icono gay sí es directa." - José Manuel Alvarado

La pulga Cecilia

La pulga Cecilia 
by Mada Carreño 
illus.by Khitish Chatterjee 
Language: Spanish 
México, D.F. : CIDCLI : Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1996. 
27 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9684940742 ; 9789684940741 
Summary: "En este cuento trágico tenemos una historia sencilla pero rica en interpretaciones. Cecilia es una pulga a la que han educado bajo ciertas normas y modos de conducta destinados a lograr la supervivencia, pero ella es una soñadora que se distrae con facilidad; después de haber recibido un entrenamiento para enfrentarse a la vida, se lanza a la calle de un barrio pobre con la consigna de solazarse en la suciedad para cumplir con su misión de vida. Pero apenas se asoma al mundo, comienza a distraerse observando los distintos tipos de personas a los que probablemente debería montarse para chupar su sangre: mira a los niños, a los hombres desarrapados, a las mujeres que regresan de la compra, hasta que ve a un señor bien vestido con un perro limpio y es entonces cuando comienza a cuestionar su destino, tal vez ella pueda aspirar a ser diferente y justo entonces se enamora, al contemplar a una hermosa muchacha limpia, de rico perfume y garbo andar. Desgraciadamente ese amor le resulta imposible y muere. Sin duda y bajo una lectura sáfica, estamos ante un caso típico de afianzamiento de la identidad heterodoxa, pero más aún, la interpretación es viable y directa, pues a Cecilia siempre se le dibuja con todas las atribuciones tradicionales de lo femenino asociado con la mujer: se pinta la boca, usa collar de perlas, lleva moño y usa pañuelo, por lo que podemos deducir que Cecilia en tanto pulga hembra femenina se enamora de una humana mujer femenina. La imagen de la página 26 no deja de confirmar este punto de vista, en ella vemos, en primer plano, a la mujer bella que pasa ondeando su cabello, con arracadas, diadema y a la usanza hindú y en la parte baja, vemos a Cecilia extasiada y con corazones rojos que flotan a su alrededor, denotando el nacimiento de su funesta pasión. Pero aún hay un trasfondo interpretativo de tipo histórico y social, pues la autora escribió el cuento como una especie de autobiografía cifrada en su lucha contra la dictadura española." - José Manuel Alvarado 
Available: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?kn=9789684940741&sts=t&x=41&y=7

La princesa y el pirata

La princesa y el pirata 
by Alfredo Gómez Cerdá 
illus. by Teo Puebla 
Language: Spanish 
México : Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1991. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm. 
ISBN: 9681636546 ; 9789681636548 
Summary: "En este cuento vemos a otra niña con actitudes que se alejan de la norma tradicional de género, y aunque su tono es más sutil por ser una historia fantástica, no deja de ser evidente el proceso transgénero que vive la tal princesa. La trama se da cuando cada uno de los príncipes tradicionales de los cuentos de hadas pasan por su torre y la hayan peinándose, le cuentan su misión, a la cual están dispuestos a renunciar si ella les abre la puerta de la torre y viven felices por siempre, pero en todas las ocasiones ella los rechaza cortésmente y sigue peinándose, hasta que llega a su torre un viejo pirata y la princesa le propone irse con él a navegar los mares, cosa que el pirata acepta y ya en el barco se ve a la princesa tomar aguardiente con profusión. El simbolismo es muy directo, la princesa en su calidad de mujer, decidió, como dice el epílogo del texto ‘vivir fuera de su propio cuento’, es decir, liberada de las convenciones del patriarcado fálico, haciendo lo que ella quería hacer y no dispuesta a ‘vivir feliz por siempre’ al lado de un príncipe aburrido." - José Manuel Alvarado 
Available: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=12373217420&searchurl=isbn%3D9789681636548%26sts%3Dt%26x%3D21%26y%3D16

Gatico-Gatico

Gatico-Gatico
by Severo Sarduy
illus. by Patricio Gómez
Language: Spanish
México : CIDCLI : Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1994.
23 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
ISBN: 9684940629 ; 9789684940628
Summary: "Este breve cuento del escritor cubano y homosexual Severo Sarduy, bien pudiera ser una paráfrasis de El patito feo, de Andersen, con todas las implicaciones autorreferenciales ya dichas en la reseña del cuento danés; pues al igual que en aquella historia, en esta tenemos a un protagonista que nace con una diferencia de aspecto y sufre el rechazo de su entorno inmediato, también deberá desplazarse a otros sitios, volviendo a encontrar la hostilidad, hasta que, igualmente, se reconcilia consigo mismo, y de ser un gato minúsculo se convierte en un gran gato robusto, que hasta el artista Botero inmortaliza en una escultura. Aunque pareciera precipitado afirmar que estamos ante una marca de género literario, que podríamos definir como: “La recurrencia por parte de autores homosexuales, de contar historias de marginados que llegan a ser grandes personalidades.”, no podemos descartarlo del todo, pues el crítico de la cultura gay Antonio Marquet afirmaba que precisamente uno de los rasgos de género de la estética gay es la primacía de las temáticas de la celebración, la represión, la exhibición, la rebeldía, la sumisión, la vergüenza o la megalomanía; siendo que varios de estos tópicos están presentes tanto en El patito feo como en Gatico-Gatico." - José Manuel Alvarado 
Available: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=14120113489&searchurl=sortby%3D20%26isbn%3D9789684940628

La gatita enamorada

La gatita enamorada 
by Isaías Hernández 
illus. by Beatriz Gómez 
Language: Spanish 
México : ECO : Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1993. 
27 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm. 
ISBN: 9686044728 ; 9789686044720 
Summary: "Desde la perspectiva de género, este cuento puede leerse como la historia de un niño varón que se aleja de la norma tradicional de género, pues manifiesta abiertamente emociones hacia su gatita, a la cual cree una escritora; pero sobre todo, sobresalen las ilustraciones no sexistas de González Septién, que presenta al protagonista vistiendo mayoritariamente prendas rosas y violetas sin el menor empacho. Por otro lado, un sentido profundo del texto es el descubrimiento de la sexualidad a través de su mascota y la pérdida. Por último, un detalle que no deja de ser interesante es que, en un pasaje, el narrador asegura que ve en un sueño a su gatita como parte de una banda de punk, lo que me lleva a pensar que la subcultura punk se halla muy vinculada con la homosexualidad." - José Manuel Alvarado

Super Tool Lula: The Kind Warrior

Super Tool Lula: The Kind Warrior 
by Michele Yulo 
illus. by Marley Smith 
Language: English 
BookLogix, 2013. 
44 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1610053702 ; 9781610053709 
Summary: Lula is a precocious ten-year-old who has her own tool belt and helps her dad with carpentry projects. She loves science, playing the drums, riding her skateboard, and hanging out with her friends in the Good Builders Club. As Super Tool Lula, she uses her super hero gifts and magical tools to protect and come to the aid of kids who are mistreated or bullied. She wants all kids to know that being kind is cool.
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Super-Tool-Lula-Kind-Warrior/dp/1610053702/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1422461133&sr=1-1

Meet Polkadot

Meet Polkadot 
written and illus. by Talcott Broadhead
Language: English 
 Olympia, WA : Dangerdot Publishing, 2013. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 28 cm. 
ISBN: 0989883604 ; 9780989883603 
Summary: Meet Polkadot, big sister Gladiola, and best friend Norma Alicia, as they introduce young readers to the challenges and beauty that are experienced by Polkadot as a non-binary, transgender kid. Readers learn that gender identity is found "between the ears, not between the legs" and that biological sex and gender identity are not always the same. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Meet-Polkadot-The-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B00LLXY9T8

A girl like any other

A girl like any other 
written and illus. by Sophie-Geneviève Labelle 
Language: English 
Montreal : SGLeditions, n.d. 
32. p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9782981355836 
Summary: A Girl Like Any Other is a children's book about a transgender girl. The narrator's parents wouldn't believe her at first, when she explained to them that she was a girl and not a boy. Only with energy, self-confidence and support could she manage to let her true self out in the world. Meet that brilliant transgender girl and let her guide you through her universe. As she tells you about her family, friends, cats and dog, you will think that even if she eats mustard and toast for breakfast or was born with a boy's body, there's one thing she can be proud of : she is herself! 
Available: https://www.etsy.com/listing/166788064/a-girl-like-any-other-childrens-book

I'm so not wearing a dress

I'm so not wearing a dress! 
by Julie Merberg 
illus. by Mai S. Kemble 
Language: English 
New York : Downtown Bookworks, ©2010. 
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm. 
ISBN: 9781935703051 ; 1935703056 
Summary: Shelby would rather be out playing sports or digging in the mud than wearing a dress or playing dress-up with her neighbors. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Im-So-Not-Wearing-Dress/dp/1935703056/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422459363&sr=1-1&keywords=i%27m+so+not+wearing+a+dress&pebp=1422459367321&peasin=1935703056

Rosie Revere, engineer

Rosie Revere, engineer 
by Andrea Beaty 
illus. by David Roberts 
Language: English 
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, 29 cm. 
ISBN: 9781419708459 ; 1419708457 
Summary: Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her Great, Great Aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal--to fly--Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt's dream come true. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Rosie-Revere-Engineer-Andrea-Beaty/dp/1419708457/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422459116&sr=1-1&keywords=rosie+revere+engineer&pebp=1422459149659&peasin=1419708457

O fado padrinho, o bruxo afilhado e outras coisinhas mais

O fado padrinho, o bruxo afilhado e outras coisinhas mais 
by Anna Claudia Ramos 
illus. by Tatiana Paiva 
Language: Portuguese 
Brazil : Prumo, 2009. 
21 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9788561618964 ; 8561618965 
Summary: Luar deseja se transformar em um fado padrinho, afinal, quem decidiu que só meninas podem se tornar fadas madrinhas? Sua vontade de ajudar as pessoas é tanta que ele decide sair pelo mundo, com seu gravetinho mágico, à procura de pessoas que estejam precisando de ajuda. Em sua busca, Luar vai passar por muitas confusões e esbarrar com muita gente até conseguir o seu primeiro afilhado! 
Available: http://www.livrariacultura.com.br/p/o-fado-padrinho-bruxo-afilhado-5082789

A Vila das Cores

A Vila das Cores 
by Bruno Magina 
illus. by Carolina Figueira 
Language: Portuguese 
Lisboa : Escritório Editora, 2014. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: A família Violeta veio recordar aos habitantes da vila que, com tantas cores existentes no mundo, não há razões para indiferença e preconceito.Somos todos diferentes e devemos ser livres de viver como mais gostamos. E é de toda esta diversidade que vem a riqueza. «Já me perguntaram onde fica "A Vila das Cores" ou se "A Vila das Cores" vem no mapa, mas não sei responder. Apenas sei que "A Vila das Cores" nunca mais foi a mesma desde a chegada da Família Violeta. Vem descobrir por que é que este acontecimento deixou alguns moradores da vila com os cabelos em pé...»Bruno Magina, autor "A Vila das Cores" aborda, de uma forma simples e divertida, a homossexualidade, a homofobia e a diversidade de famílias, desmistificando preconceitos e deixando uma mensagem de tolerância e respeito, tanto a crianças como a pessoas adultas. Ilustrado por Carolina Figueira, o livro inclui prefácio de Paulo Côrte-Real (Vice-presidente da Direcção da ILGA Portugal) e uma versão do texto integral em inglês. «"A Vila das Cores" é um livro infantil para todas as famílias – e um verdadeiro conto arco-íris.»Paulo Côrte-Real, Vice-.presidente da Direcção da ILGA Portugal 
Available: http://www.fnac.pt/A-Vila-das-Cores-Bruno-Magina/a841605

Friday, November 7, 2014

Meus pais e eu: a história de Max

Meus pais e eu: a história de Max 
by Helena Prado Lopes 
illus. by Alessandra Tozi 
Language: Portuguese 
Helena Prado Lopes, 2014. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
Available: helenaprado@globo.com

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Di mamma ce n'è una sola

Di mamma ce n'è una sola 
by Isabella Paglia 
Language: Italian 
Casalecchio di Reno (BO) : Fatatrac, 2012. 
1 vol. (non paginato) : ill. 
ISBN: 9788882222765 ; 8882222764 
Summary: La parola mamma all'orecchio di ogni bambino suona magica. Ma chi è una mamma? Quante mamme può avere un bambino? Quanti modi esistono per venire al mondo? Una storia tenera, che scalda il cuore e fa sorridere e riflettere sulle diverse maniere che esistono per "arrivare" in una famiglia: il concepimento naturale, quello in provetta e l'adozione. Il tutto spiegato ai piccoli uditori da buffi bambini coloratissimi usciti dall'allegro pennello di Francesca Cavallaro con linguaggio semplice e comprensibile. Un libro divertente per educare ad argomenti importanti e attuali. Età di lettura: da 4 anni. 
Available: http://www.amazon.it/Di-mamma-n%C3%A8-una-sola/dp/8882222764

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wie Lotta geboren wurde

Wie Lotta geboren wurde 
by Ka Schmitz and Cai Schmitz-Weicht 
Language: German 
Atelier 9¾, 2013. 
22. p. : col. ill. ; 14 x 14 cm. 
Summary: Dieses Buch erzählt, wie Lotta von ihrem Papa geboren wurde. Wie das geht? Ganz einfach: Er hat eben auch eine Babyhöhle im Bauch… Das Buch bietet kindgerechte Worte und Bilder zu Samenspende, Ein-Eltern-Familien und Transgeschlechtlichkeit an. Für Kinder ab etwa zweieinhalb Jahren. 
Available: http://www.atelier-neundreiviertel.de/bilderbuecher-regenbogenfamilien/wie-lotta-geboren-wurde/

Inga und der verschwundene Wurm

Inga und der verschwundene Wurm 
by Dirk Zehender 
illus. by Soe Sadr 
Language: German 
[Hamburg] : Mardi-Verlag, 2011. 
50 S : Ill. 
ISBN: 9783000321351 ; 3000321357 
Summary: Inga, die Hauptperson des Buches, wächst in einer Regenbogenfamilie auf. Auf der Suche nach einem kleinen Regenwurm begegnet Inga ihren Nachbarn, die in verschiedenen Familienformen leben. Sie lernt eine Patchworkfamilie, ein Adoptivkind, eine Alleinerziehende, eine traditionelle Familie, ein kinderloses Paar und Singles kennen. 
Available: http://www.mardi-verlag.de/inga/buch-idee.html

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Raf and the robots

Raf and the robots 
written by Sarah J. Corner 
illus. by Kia Maddock 
Language: English 
2013. 
Available: http://www.pozible.com/project/22751

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Olívia tem dois papais

Olívia tem dois papais 
by Márcia Leite 
illus. by Taline Schubach 
Language: Portuguese 
Companhia das Letrinhas, 2010. 
48 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 15 cm. 
ISBN: 8574064114 ; 9788574064116 
Summary: Olívia é uma menina esperta, que sabe bem o que quer e tem plena noção de como usar algumas palavras para conseguir o que deseja. Quando tem de ficar sozinha enquanto os pais trabalham, ela diz que está muito "entediada". Como não gosta de ver a filha "entediada", papai Raul para imediatamente de trabalhar e, quando percebe, já está deitado no chão ao lado dela, brincando de filhinho e mamãe, ou cercado por um monte de bonecas. Para chamar a atenção de seu pai Luís, Olívia fala que está "desfalecendo", afinal de contas, desfalecer de fome é uma coisa muito séria, e Luís é o melhor cozinheiro da família. "Intrigante" é outra palavra de que Olívia gosta muito, isso porque todas as coisas do mundo são muito intrigantes para ela. Olívia quer saber, por exemplo, como seu papai Raul sabe brincar de boneca e seu papai Luís cozinha tão bem. Quer saber também como vai aprender a usar maquiagem e sapatos de salto alto, se na casa dela não mora nenhuma mulher. A família da Olívia é um pouco diferente, e totalmente "encantadora", outra palavra que ela adora usar. 
Available: http://www.livrariacultura.com.br/scripts/resenha/resenha.asp?nitem=22119847

Eu tenho duas mães

Eu tenho duas mães 
by Márcio Martelli 
illus. by Tiago Ramos 
Language: Portuguese 
2010. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 21 cm. 
ISBN: 8578990471 ; 9788578990473 
Summary: Conta a história de um garoto que foi criado com muito amor e carinho sob os cuidados de duas mães. O menino nos convence, através dos relatos do dia a dia, fazer parte de uma família típica nos dias de hoje, feliz, e finda: e quero bis. O autor deixa o tema central de sua obra bem aberta para diversas interpretações. 
Available: http://inhousestore.com.br/infanto-juvenil/eu-tenho-duas-maes.html

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Teodorico e as Mães Cegonhas

Teodorico e as Mães Cegonhas 
by Ana Zanatti 
illus. by Storytailors 
Language: Portuguese 
2011.
ISBN: 
Summary: A Cegonha Branca e a Cegonha Rosa eram muito, muito amigas. Certo dia, ao sobrevoarem a cidade, encontraram um bebé abandonado. Generosas e protectoras como são as cegonhas, nem pensaram duas vezes: levaram o menino para o seu ninho. Viviam felizes os três, num ninho muito confortável no ramo mais alto da Árvore dos Sorrisos e tinham amigos espalhados pelo mundo graças às viagens que faziam todos os anos na época das migrações. Mas um dia, ao regressarem à floresta onde habitavam, aconteceu uma desgraça terrível e o Teodorico assim fora baptizado o menino foi separado das suas mães adoptivas. Esperavam-no dias muito difíceis, mas uma esperança pequenina veio espreitar-lhe à janela. Vem também espreitar esta história emocionante que te vai fazer voar muito alto. 
Available: http://www.fnac.pt/Teodorico-e-as-Maes-Cegonhas-Ana-Zanatti/a519361

Nicolás tiene dos papás

Nicolás tiene dos papás 
by Leslie Nicholls and Ramón Gómez 
illus. by Roberto Armijo 
Language: Spanish 
Santiago de Chile : MOVILH, 2014. 
12 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: 
Available online: http://issuu.com/movilh/docs/nicolas_tiene_dos_pap__s/3?e=0/9876622

Monday, October 27, 2014

Os Vestidos do Tiago

Os Vestidos do Tiago 
written and illus. by Joana Estrela 
Language: Portuguese 
Joana Estrela, 2014.
Summary: Story about a boy who likes to wear dresses. 
Available: https://www.behance.net/gallery/17980825/Os-Vestidos-do-Tiago

Enquanto o meu cabelo crescia

Enquanto o meu cabelo crescia 
by Isabel Minhós Martins 
illus. by Madalena Matoso 
Language: Portuguese 
Carcavelos : Planeta Tangerina, 2010. 
1 vol. (non paginé) : ill. en coul., couv. ill. en coul. ; 29 x 23 cm + CD. 
ISBN: 9789898145277 9898145277 
Available: http://www.planetatangerina.com/pt/livros/enquanto-o-meu-cabelo-crescia