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

A princess of great daring!

A princess of great daring! 
by Tobi Hill-Meyer 
illus. by E. Toczynski 
Language: English 
Flamingo Rampant, 2015. 
Summary: "Jamie hasn’t seen her friends all summer, and is now living her affirmed gender as a girl. She meets up with her three (cisgender male) friends, and is happy that they are accepting of her gender. The four friends have imaginative adventures together about princes and a princess. Jamie asks her friends to support her when she has to tell everyone at school the following week, to which they all agree. Most of this story focuses on the imaginative adventures the four friends have together, and is a story of acceptance from peers, Jamie’s gender is a non-issue. Jamie is described as ‘a girl now’ by one of her mums, and at the end of the book describes herself as ‘really a girl’, framing gender as a binary. Jamie’s two mums are shown dropping her off at the start of the book, which is a rare disruption to the dominance of heterosexual families." 
Available: http://www.flamingorampant.com/books.html

Is that a boy or a girl?

Is that a boy or a girl? 
by S. Bear Bergman 
illus. by Rachel Dougherty 
Language: English 
Flamingo Rampant, 2015. 
Summary: "Tells the story of multiple different unnamed characters who are gender diverse, critiquing norms about gender in the process. This book explicitly discusses and critiques social norms about gender. It also includes other forms of diversity in terms of skin colour and one child using a wheelchair. However, there are many characters which may be confusing for children and there is some gender-typing in its reversals (e.g. although a character who is presumably a boy likes reading he says it’s not ‘boyish’). The book is long and uses rhyming." 
Available: http://www.flamingorampant.com/books.html

But, I'm not a boy!

But, I'm not a boy! 
by Katie Leone 
illus. by Alison Pfeifer 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1514383101 ; 9781514383100 
Summary: David has a big problem; she is really a girl named Sarah. But nobody knows and everyone assumes she is a boy. When her parents ask why she is so sad, is she brave enough to tell them the truth? 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5294192

Are you a boy or are you a girl?

Are you a boy or are you a girl? 
by Sarah Savage 
illus. by Fox Fisher 
Language: English 
TQUAL Books, 2015. 
Summary: "Tiny has moved to a new town and is about to start at a new school. Tiny tells the reader about liking lots of different toys, activities, and clothes which are not limited by gender stereotypes. When Tiny goes to school, a boy called Buster picks on Tiny several times about Tiny’s name and whether Tiny is a girl or a boy, and is reprimanded by the teacher. Tiny is asked several times throughout the book ‘are a boy or a girl?’, but doesn’t answer until the last page when Tiny says ‘I am me!’. This story shows a child who is interested in a variety of pursuits and is not restricted by gender expectations. However, most of the supporting characters are shown in gender-stereotyped activities and clothing." 
Available: http://sarah-savage.com/boy-girl/

Saturday, November 28, 2015

L'heure des parents

L'heure des parents 
by Christian Bruel 
illus. by Nicole Claveloux 
Language: French 
Paris : Etre, 1999. 
[n.p.] ; 18 cm. 
ISBN: 2844070124 ; 9782844070128 
Summary: Un album où vont deux par deux des amours peu banales. De couple en couple, le héros (ou l'héroïne), resté hors-champ de l'album, se demande comment ils ont su qu'ils étaient faits l'un pour l'autre. 
Available: http://www.editions-thierry-magnier.com/9782364742604-l-christian-bruel-nicole-claveloux-l-heure-des-parents.htm

Un air de familles : le grand livre des petites différences

Un air de familles : le grand livre des petites différences
by Béatrice Boutignon
Language: French
Paris : le Baron perché, impr. 2013.
1 vol. (non paginé [39] p.) : ill. en coul., couv. ill. en coul. ; 19 x 26 cm.
ISBN: 9782360800704 2360800701
Summary: Maman et moi, on vit toutes les deux dans la savane. Mes parents m'ont adopté quand j'étais tout petit. Papa et maman sont nés dans deux pays différents. Avec mes deux papas, on va souvent au musée. Nous, on n'a pas d'enfant. Les animaux de ce livre à jouer s'alignent par familles, toutes semblables et toutes différentes. Au lecteur de les distinguer grâce aux indices du texte. Des familles monoparentales aux "tribus", en passant par les familles homoparentales et recomposées, personne n'est laissé de côté ! Un album sensible et tendre pour s'amuser, mais aussi pour apprendre de nos différences.
Available: http://www.amazon.fr/Un-air-familles-petits-diff%C3%A9rences/dp/2360800701/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448718124&sr=8-1&keywords=Un+air+de+famille%2C+le+grand+livre+des+petites+diff%C3%A9rences

Friday, November 27, 2015

Rough, tough Charley

Rough, tough Charley 
by Verla Kay 
illus. by Adam Gustavson 
Language: English 
Berkeley, Calif. : Tricycle Press, ©2007. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm. 
ISBN: 9781582461847 ; 1582461848 
Summary: Rhyming verse chronicles the life of Charley Parkhurst, an orphan who grew up to become a legendary stagecoach driver, and whose death revealed a surprising secret. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Rough-Tough-Charley-Verla-Kay/dp/1582461848

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Kamilla Tixtieq Familja Gdida

Kamilla Tixtieq Familja Gdida 
by Clare Azzopardi 
Language: Maltese 
Merlin, 2015. 
32 p. : col ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9789990914962 
Summary: This is the most exciting picture book title we’ve published in a while, as it’s our first picture book in Maltese to deal with different family setups and realities. Kamilla is a young hedgehog that has had enough of her family and decides to go looking for another family to live with. In her lookout for a “better” sort of family, she finds out that there’s no “ideal” family but that where there’s love there’s family. She meets inter-racial families, single parent families, same-sex parents, adoptive families, and other family setups. A unique book of its kind, perfect for introducing a complex subject to children gently. 
Available: http://www.merlinpublishers.com/selectedisbnbook_eng.php?isbn=9789990914962

Friday, November 20, 2015

The royal heart

The royal heart 
by Greg McGoon 
illus. by J. Orr 
Language: English 
Avid Readers Publishing Group, 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1612862756 ; 9781612862750 
Summary: Once upon a time in a far way land, an heir to the throne is born. The King has a son to follow in his footsteps. But life might not be quite as it appears for this Royal Family. All will be revealed on their child's 16th birthday. Family love triumphs over doubt and together they grow stronger. Join this Royal Family on the path to discovery, acceptance and celebration. The Royal Heart is the first book of a classical styled fairytale series recognizing LGBTQ characters. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/The-Royal-Heart-Greg-McGoon/dp/1612862756

הסיפור על תכלת הצב ועל ילד מחמד

הסיפור על תכלת הצב ועל ילד מחמד 
by גולדברג, תהילה מחבר מאייר 
Language: Hebrew 
הוצאת פשוש, דפוס חיש, 2014. 
Available: http://timmy-the-turtle.com/

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Die Regenbogenfamilie

Die Regenbogenfamilie 
by Christina Gschwendtner 
illus. by Sonja Gagel 
Language: German 
München Vogel 2007. 
[20] S. überw. Ill. 17 x 24 cm, 95 gr. 
ISBN: 9783574393334 ; 3574393334 
Summary: Das kleine wilde Rot ist heute nicht zu bremsen – das kleine vorsichtige Blau hingegen möchte lieber ganz alleine spielen. Zusammen mit der Regenbogenfamilie können Kinder sich selbst und ihre Gefühle entdecken. • Das farbige Bilderbuch kann Grundlage sein, die Themen „Ästhetik“ und „Selbstwahrnehmung“ in der Arbeit mit Kindern zu integrieren. • Ein Vorlesebuch für Kinder ab 2 Jahren. • Auf den bunten Bildern können die Kleinen ihre Lieblingsfarbe finden. Auf den wunderschön gestalteten Bildern lässt sich immer wieder etwas Neues entdecken. 
Available: http://www.amazon.de/Die-Regenbogenfamilie-Christina-Gschwendtner/dp/3574393334/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447938857&sr=1-8&keywords=regenbogenfamilie+kinderbuch

Wie heiraten eigentlich Trockennasenaffen?

Wie heiraten eigentlich Trockennasenaffen? 
by Ina Voigt 
illus. by Jacky Gleich 
Language: German 
Solothurn kwasi Verlag 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill ; cm. 
ISBN: 9783906183169 ; 3906183165 
Summary: Ein Buch mit vielen Fragen über das Leben – ohne Antworten, aber mit einer Geschichte von Matti, der ganz selbstverständlich mit zwei Müttern lebt. Nur wenn Fina im Kindergarten fragt, wo sein Vater ist, denkt er darüber nach. Denken ist überhaupt etwas, das er sehr gern macht. 
Available: http://www.amazon.de/Wie-heiraten-eigentlich-Trockennasenaffen-Voigt/dp/3906183165

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Amy takes the cake

Amy takes the cake 
written and illus. by Jennifer Sendling-Ortiz 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1519148259 ; 9781519148254 
Summary: When Sally and her moms go to visit the zoo, they think the new ape exhibit will be the funniest part of their day…but they are in for a big surprise! Join Sally and her moms as they explore the zoo and learn about the long “A” sound. Phonics For Us! is a series of children's phonics books written for alternative families. At We Live Here Too Publishing, we believe that children not only need to see their families represented in the books they read, but also to see them represented within the context of everyday childhood actions and behaviors. Our books are about going to the store, or having a birthday, or getting a new pet...and alternative families simply pop up within the context of that larger story. Learning to read is one of the most important things our children will ever do. We believe strongly that those early experiences shape future reading behavior. It is absolutely critical, then, that those early experiences be positive. Seeing families like their own reflected in their phonics primers is one way to help create that experience! 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Amy-Takes-Cake-childrens-alternative-ebook/dp/B0178TULZY
Available: http://WeLiveHereToo.info

Tad has a new hat

Tad has a new hat 
written and illus. by Jennifer Sendling-Ortiz 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
28 p. : col. ill. : cm. 
ISBN: 1517628148 ; 9781517628147 
Summary: Tad Has a New Hat is a story about a boy who ventures off to the big city with his two dads for a birthday adventure. Come laugh with his family as they discover the many hats there are to choose from...and help your child learn about the short "a" sound in the process! It's the first in the Phonics For Us series at WeLiveHereToo.info
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Tad-Has-New-Hat-alternative-ebook/dp/B015Y8LZAQ

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Annie's plaid shirt

Annie's plaid shirt 
by Stacy B. Davids 
illus. by Rachael Balsaitis 
Language: English 
Upswing Press, 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0692512454 ; 9780692512456
Summary: Annie loves her plaid shirt and wears it everywhere. But one day her mom tells Annie that she must wear a dress to her uncle’s wedding. Annie protests, but her mom insists and buys her a fancy new dress anyway. Annie is miserable. She feels weird in dresses. Why can’t her mom understand? Then Annie has an idea. But will her mom agree? Annie’s Plaid Shirt will inspire readers to be themselves and will touch the hearts of those who love them.
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Annies-Plaid-Shirt-Stacy-Davids/dp/0692512454

Monday, November 16, 2015

Jill ist anders: Ein Kinderbuch zur Intersexualität

Jill ist anders: Ein Kinderbuch zur Intersexualität 
by Ursula Rosen 
illus. by Alina Isensee 
Language: German 
Salmo Verlag, 2015. 
44 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9783981220681 
Summary: Mit diesem Bilderbuch kann man bereits Kindern in Kindergarten- und Grundschulalter altersgerecht erklären, dass es mehr als zwei Geschlechter gibt und dass es kein Problem ist, wenn sich ein Kind nicht dem typischen Geschlechterschema zuordnen lässt. Die Idee zu dem Kinderbuch "Jill ist anders" entstand in einer Vollmondnacht - in solchen Nächten kann ich nicht schlafen. Am Vormittag hatte ich zu meinem Erstaunen festgestellt, dass Jill, das Kind einer Kollegin, kein Junge war - wie ich es angenommen hatte, sondern ein Mädchen. Da ich mich bereits seit vielen Jahren für Aufklärung über Intersexualität einsetze und immer wieder erstaunt bin, wie selten ich auf Menschen treffe, die darüber Bescheid wissen, kam mir plötzlich die Idee, ein Buch für das Kindergarten- und Grundschulalter zu schreiben. Es gibt inzwischen einiges an Literatur zum Thema Intersexualität, aber diese Bücher sind meist für Erwachsene geschrieben. Das Kinderbuch "Lila" des Selbsthilfe-Vereins Intersexuelle Menschen e.V. ist ein Aufklärungsbuch und richtet sich vorwiegend an intersexuelle Kinder. Mein Buch soll den Fokus eigentlich gar nicht auf die Intersexualität des Kindes Jill richten, sondern auf die Tatsache, dass Kinder verschieden sind und dass es gerade die Vielfalt ist, die unser Leben bereichert. In meiner Tätigkeit als Lehrerin erlebe ich es oft, dass Kinder sehr offen sind und mit der Tatsache, dass es Menschen gibt, die nicht eindeutig dem einen oder dem anderen Geschlecht zuzuordnen sind, überhaupt keine Probleme haben. Im Gegenteil. Meist sind sie erstaunt und wollen mehr darüber wissen. So wie es heute schon Konsens ist, dass kein Kind wegen seiner Hautfarbe, seiner Größe oder seiner Sprache ausgegrenzt werden darf, sollte dies in möglichst naher Zukunft auch für Kinder gelten, die nicht in das Schema der zwei Geschlechter passen. Intersexuelle Kinder, Jugendliche und Erwachsene leben schon immer mitten in unserer Gesellschaft, aber erst seit einigen Jahren bröckelt das "Schweigegebot", unter das sie von Anfang an gestellt wurden. Dieses Buch soll dazu beitragen, dass in naher Zukunft die Mutter eines Kindergartenkindes auf die Frage, ob das Kind denn nun Mädchen oder Junge sei, wie Jills Mutter antworten kann: "Das wissen wir noch nicht. Vielleicht ist es ja beides oder keins von beidem". Dieser Traum kann sich vielleicht schon bald erfüllen. Noch schöner wäre es, wenn wir es schaffen könnten, bei Kindern das Geschlecht und deren Unterschiede nicht mehr so stark in den Vordergrund zu rücken. 
Available: http://www.fembooks.de/Ursula-Rosen-Alina-Isensee-Jill-ist-anders-Ein-Kinderbuch-zur-Intersexualitaet

Saturday, November 14, 2015

One family

One family 
by George Shannon 
illus. by Blanca Gomez 
Language: English 
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm. 
ISBN: 9780374300036 ; 0374300038 
Summary: A family can be many things, in this story that introduces numbered groups from one to ten. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/One-Family-George-Shannon/dp/0374300038

Friday, November 13, 2015

Tough guys (have feelings too)

Tough guys (have feelings too) 
written and illus. by Keith Negley 
Language: English 
Flying Eye Books, 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; 27 x 23 cm. 
ISBN: 1909263664 ; 9781909263666 
Summary: Did you know Wrestlers have feelings? And Knights. Even superheroes feel sad sometimes. In fact everyone has feelings even Dads who love their children! Children will love to recognize the feelings in Keith Negley's bold illustrations which accompany a fun-to-read aloud narrative. Parents can enjoy and engage with children in a light-hearted discussion about emotions and how they affect us all. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Tough-Guys-Have-Feelings-Too/dp/1909263664

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Caine and Mabel

Caine and Mabel 
by Erica Larence 
illus. by Vi Pham 
Language: English 
Green Bamboo Publishing, 2015. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9780993939150 ; 9780993939167
Summary: Caine and Mabel tells the story of a young girl rescuing her new best friend. When Mabel’s best friend moves away, her parents decide to take a heartbroken Mabel to an animal shelter, where she meets several dogs in need of a home. The story not only illustrates how people can save animals in shelters, but how animals can also save people and help bring healing and happiness into their lives. 
Available: http://greenbamboopublishing.com/order/

Sunday, November 8, 2015

What is a family? : a question and answer book

What is a family? : a question and answer book
by Tamia Sheldon 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014. 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1623955270 ; 9781623955274 
Summary: What makes a family anyway? Featuring Waldorf-style illustrations and depictions of families of all shapes, sizes and colors, this book gets kids talking about their own families while opening their eyes to the fact that even though families don’t always look the same, they all share one special thing—love. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4410135

What is a family?

What is a family? 
written and illus. by Cher Erickson 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1941049249 ; 9781941049242 
Summary: What Is A Family? was written for the purpose of teaching children that there are many different types of families. The book speaks from the perspective of children as they describe their families in a contemporary, as well as sensitive manner. It is meant to be read with an adult to help facilitate a child’s understanding of the issues presented in the book. With this understanding, the book strives to promote confidence and assurance to all children, that they can be proud of themselves and their family regardless of their particular family structure. At the conclusion, the main character achieves clarity and is able to answer the title question: What Is A Family? 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4976168

Mis dos mamás me miman

Mis dos mamás me miman 
by Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro 
illus. by Yatzel Sabat 
Language: Spanish 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
56 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1514369095 ; 9781514369098 
Summary: Vanne es una niña que ama a su madre y quiere verla alegre. Es por eso que su madurez le permite disfrutar del amor y la igualdad. Vanne saber que todos los seres humanos tienen derecho a ser muy felices.
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5562720

Grumpy Bug

Grumpy Bug 
by Jeffrey Roach 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1514282569 / 9781514282564 
Summary: When Daddy accuses Papa of having been bitten by the GrumpyBug, he sends Jackson on whirlwind adventure to track down the elusive creature. But no matter how hard he looks, Jackson can't seem to find it, which is making him awfully grumpy. Has he been bitten by the GrumpyBug too? 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5550655

Knock It Off!: The LGBT+ Edition

Knock It Off!: The LGBT+ Edition 
written and illus. by Madeleine Gasperi 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1511556358 ; 9781511556354 
Summary: In society today, bullying has become socially acceptable. It is very evident that bullying happens everyone. Moreso to the individuals who identify as LGBT and everything else in between. The harassment needs to stop. It's time to Knock It Off!
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5411214

Two dads are better than one

Two dads are better than one 
written and illus. by K.C. Eckels 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1515085627 ; 9781515085621 
Summary: "Two Dads Are Better Than One" Tells Suzie's story about live with same sex parents. Using fun rhymes and childlike imagery, children will be able to see all families are the same. This book is ideal for first and second grade readers; however it is also appropriate for any child in grades k-3. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5619723

Two moms are better than one

Two moms are better than one 
written and illus. by K.C. Eckels 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1515197050 ; 9781515197058 
Summary: "Two Moms Are Better Than One" Tells Charlie's story about live with same sex parents. Using fun rhymes and childlike imagery, children will be able to see all families are the same. This book is ideal for first and second grade readers; however it is also appropriate for any child in grades k-3. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5635165

My family of 3 : Ma, Mommy, and me

My family of 3 : Ma, Mommy, and me 
by Amanda Clinkscales, Sharia Clinkscales 
ill. by Bradley Eppinger 
Contributions by Aaron Fletcher, Alisha Teague, Christie Collins, Narine Whyte 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1484101375 ; 9781484101377 
Summary: his story is a glimpse into the lives of children with two moms. The story details every move from home to school and all of the fun moments in-between. The characters are life-like illustrations portraying families of different races. As the children take you on a journey through their lives, it is evident they are loved. This book serves as an example that all families are different, but equally as great! 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/4159334

My little family

My little family 
authored by Brittney R. Jackson from an idea by D. J. Dillard 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1517631262 ; 9781517631260 
Summary: This is a story about a little girl, and what the word "family" means to her. Families come in different colors, shapes, and sizes. Every family is unique, but at the end of the day family is love and that's all that matters. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5776721

Bentley The Bunny

Bentley The Bunny : Bentley learns that LOVE is LOVE 
by Jamie Bachelis 
ill. by Camy De Mario 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1517331501 ; 9781517331504
Summary: In today's world, families are not all traditional. When two people care about each other, they deserve the right to be together just like any other couple. In this book, Bentley helps young children understand that they may meet friends who have two parents of the same sex, and that it may be different from their own experience, but it doesn't mean it is wrong. Loving someone is a feeling that comes from the heart. We can make it easier on children if there is acceptance instead of intolerance when it comes to love. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5736963

Two mums and a menagerie

Two mums and a menagerie 
by Carolyn Robertson 
ill. by Patricia De Villiers 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0993115314 ; 9780993115318 
Summary: Many families are different, this one has Two Mums. They have plenty of space and plenty of love, but will the Mums and their children be able to manage their ever expanding animal family? A fun and lively book with delightful illustrations that presents a same sex family in a positive way. A fantastic read for children from lgbt families and adopted children. This story complements other books that present families in a more traditional light. Two Mums and a Menagerie is a great resource for schools and educationalists who want to broaden perspectives on the different types of loving families that exist today. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5795809

George the gay lion

George the gay lion 
by Paul Waring 
Language: English 
Xlibris, 2013. 
44 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781483660813 
Summary: Join George the Gay Lion on a charismatic exploration of the African plain, where he will find new friends and gain acceptance from his family.
Available: http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0137164017/George-the-Gay-Lion.aspx

Maybe I'm different

Maybe I'm different 
written and illustrated by Gayle Stock 
Language: English 
Trafford, 2006. 
20 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781412097109 
Summary: Maybe I'm Different is a thoughtful, heart-warming book about being different and accepting those differences. The character illustrations are fantastic and their expressions alone tell a story. They, along with the verses, help us all to see that unkind words and actions can be very hurtful. 
Available: http://bookstore.trafford.com/Products/SKU-000157693/Maybe-Im-Different.aspx

Don't let them know you're fabulous

Don't let them know you're fabulous 
written and illustrated by Brad Lamb 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2013. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: LGBT Book for children and adults, tips on how to NOT be so FABULOUS. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/brad-lamb/dont-let-them-know-youre-fabulous/paperback/product-21182936.html

Two mommys

Two mommys 
written and illustrated by Kathy Wach 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2015. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781483436487 
Summary: Angel Babies choosing their own families? What? That’s crazy you say! But not in this story. You just wait and see…Take a peek way up high in the clouds and see what really goes on before you were born! You see, today families come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t look like they did in the “Leave it to Beaver” days of the 50’s. Some children are being raised by a Grandma, a single Mom, one Dad or two, or in the case of this story Two Mommys. There are Angel Babies living in Heaven waiting to be born into these unique and wonderful families. Most of the time their families are chosen for these Angel Babies, but every once in awhile an exception is made for an extraordinary little Angel to choose his own family! This is the story of one of these little Angels. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/kathy-wach/two-mommys/paperback/product-22378199.html

She-Wolf

She-wolf 
written and illustrated by Elyssa Taylor 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2015. 
22 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: Based on Giambattista Basile's fairy tale, "She-Bear", this story follows a princess who must hide from the wrath of her father, and ends up falling in love with her childhood friend while trying to escape him. A story for families of all colors of the rainbow. 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/elyssa-taylor/she-wolf/paperback/product-22407216.html

Friday, November 6, 2015

M is for mustache

M is for mustache 
by Catherine Hernandez 
illus. by Marisa Firebaugh
Language: English 
Flamingo Rampant, 2015. 
More information: http://torontoist.com/2015/06/queer-author-faces-backlash-for-childrens-pride-book/

Large fears

Large fears 
by Myles E. Johnson 
illus. by Kendrick Daye 
Language: English 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
Summary: It tells the story of Jeremiah Nebula -- a black boy who loves pink things. 
Available: http://largefears.com/

A peacock among pigeons

A peacock among pigeons 
by Tyler Curry 
illus. by Clarione Gutierrez
Language: English 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781631773259
Summary: A Peacock Among Pigeons is an LGBT-themed hardback children's book that tells the tale of learning how to stand out when you can't fit in. This children's story teaches the importance of celebrating our differences and learning to love the feathers you live in. Peter the peacock doesn't know how it happened, but he found himself growing up in a flock of pigeons. Surrounded by a world of grey, he found himself feeling less than his peers and embarrassed by the feathers. After he fails to blend in, he decides that it's time to learn to fly on his own. Along the way, he meets new bird friends from all different flocks that teach him a lesson he will never forget.
Available: http://www.apeacockamongpigeons.com/

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Better in the wind

Better in the wind 
created by Shirley M. Ringo and Glenda MacInniss 
Language: English 
Available: http://www.pridestorybooks.com/books/better-in-the-wind