Saturday, April 15, 2017

Willow and the wedding

Willow and the wedding 
by Denise Brennan-Nelson 
illus. by Cyd Moore 
Language: English 
Ann Arbor, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 2017. 
p. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781585369669 ; 1585369667 
Summary: Bullied as a gay teenager, especially while performing in a high school musical, Uncle Ash, who is marrying his boyfriend, refuses to dance at his wedding, but flower girl Willow is determined to change her favorite uncle's mind. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Willow-Wedding-Denise-Brennan-Nelson/dp/1585369667/

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Celebrating families: LGBT families

Celebrating families: LGBT families
by Michael Pallotta 
illus. by Lewis James 
Language: English 
Premium Publications, 2016. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0995226806 ; 9780995226807 
Summary: A children’s picture rhyme book that features interactive coloring pages, ‘Celebrating Families’ is a feel good toddler book that demonstrates happiness, diversity, well-being and bliss! This creative paperback provides any parent the opportunity to converse with their children about kindness and acceptance as well as different types of families. This book also shows children to love one another, be kind to each other and to “always be proud of who you are”. With colorful characters, including LGBT from around the world, the author’s message for young children is simple, accept diversity, respect equality and to share love always. This is presented using rhythmic text with bright and appealing hand drawn illustrations by U.K.’s talented artist, Lewis James. A definite must have for all children and new “to be families” too! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Celebrating-Families-LGBT-1/dp/0995226806/

Who are you? : the kid's guide to gender identity

Who are you? : the kid's guide to gender identity 
by Brook Pessin-Whedbee 
illus. by Naomi Bardoff 
Language: English 
London, England ; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017. ß2017 
29 p. ; col ill. : 25 cm. 
ISBN: 9781785927287 ; 1785927280 
Summary: This book introduces children to gender as a spectrum and shows how people can bend and break the gender binary and stereotypes. It includes an interactive wheel, clearly showing the difference between our body, expression and identity, and is an effective tool to help children 3+ understand and celebrate diversity. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Who-Are-You-Gender-Identity/dp/1785927280/

All you need is love: celebrating families of all shapes and sizes

All you need is love: celebrating families of all shapes and sizes 
by Shanni Collins 
Language: English 
London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1785922513 ; 9781785922510
Summary: All families come in different shapes and sizes, but they are all special when they love and respect each other. These rhyming stories are a celebration of the diversity of families and encourage inclusion and acceptance in a child's relationships. By promoting diversity and understanding in family life and elsewhere, these stories support a positive approach to life at a young age, which fosters strong mental health and well-being. Each page is dedicated to a different family, with stories exploring adoption, fostering, disability, race, gender, and illness. Filled with humour and delightfully illustrated, children will love reading these stories with friends, family and in school again and again. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/All-You-Need-Love-Celebrating/dp/1785922513/

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Blib, Blob, and Blub

Blib, Blob, and Blub 
written and illus. by Bianca Neumann-May
Language: English 
Bianca Neumann-May, 2017. 
24 pp. ; col. illus. ; cm. 
Available: http://lifegavemelemons.co.uk

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Cada familia, a su aire : el gran libro de las pequeñas diferencias

Cada familia, a su aire : el gran libro de las pequeñas diferencias 
by Béatrice Boutignon 
translated by Luisa Antolín Villota
Language: Spanish 
Madrid : Hotel Papel, 2015. 
42 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 x 26 cm. 
ISBN: 9788494438202 ; 8494438204 
Summary: Mamá y yo vivíamos en la sabana. Mis padres me adoptaron cuando era pequeña. Mamá y papá nacieron en dos países diferentes. Con mis dos papás, a menudo voy al museo. Nosotros, no tenemos hijos… Los animales de este libro juegan con sus familias, todas iguales y todas diferentes. Desde las familias monoparentales a las “tribus”, las familias LGBT y las familias sin hijos, todas mezcladas, ¡nadie se queda fuera! Un álbum sensible y tierno, divertido y que ayuda a comprender y aceptar nuestras diferencias. Corazonadas: los libros de las emociones Una colección destinada al público infantil y juvenil centrada en la reflexión sobre los sentimientos, la educación afectivo-sentimental y el desarrollo de la personalidad. 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-diversidad-familiar/cada-familia-a-su-aire/

Go back to where you came from!

Go back to where you came from! 
written and illus. by Madeleina Kay 
Language: English 
Madeleina Kay, 2016.
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 9780995707405
Summary: 'Go Back To Where You Came From' is a beautifully illustrated children's picture book about the refugee crisis. The book aims to teach compassion and tolerance, whilst raising money for the refugee movement. 50% profits from the sale of this book will go to Sheffield City of Sanctuary. The Story tells the tale of a pet wolf, forced to leave her home country when her family can no longer feed her. After a dangerous journey across the sea, she washes up in a country where they keep pet dogs and there is a phobia around wolves. Will she find a new family to take her in, or will they tell her to 'Go Back To Where You Came From?' Diversity, compassion and multiculturalism are at the heart of this self-publishing children's story book project, which has been crowdfunded by an incredible community of generous, kind-hearted backers. 
Available: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/496412439/go-back-to-where-you-came-from-refugee?ref=shop_home_active_3

Friday, January 6, 2017

Enid and her two mums

Enid and her two mums 
by Jessica Skogstad 
illus. by Tara Reynolds 
Language: English 
Jessica Skogstad, 2016. 
Summary: Young Enid is on her usual walk to school one day, when she notices that her family looks slightly different to the other families she sees on the street. Enid has two mums, and she begins to wonder just what makes up a family. The day brings her many opportunities to see the diverse nature of modern families, and Enid makes a very important discovery along the way – family is love! The first of Jessica Skogstad’s titles through Aly’s Books, Enid and her Two Mums is a heartwarming story that highlights the diversity of families in our communities, but also the wonderful similarities and unconditional love that these different family configurations contain. 
Available: http://www.enidandher2mums.com/

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Pearl power & the girl with two dads

Pearl power & the girl with two dads 
written and illus. by Mel Elliott 
Language: English 
[England]: I Love Mel, 2016. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781527266728 
Summary: Matilda is a new girl at Pearl's school, but there's something really different and cool about her family. Laugh as Pearl struggles to come to terms with how annoyingly "normal" they actually are! Pearl Power and the Girl with Two Dads is a funny and heartwarming tale of same sex parenting and accepting the idea of different family set-ups to you traditional 1 mum, 1 dad. 
Available: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pearl-Power-Girl-Two-Dads/dp/1527266729

Sueños de familias: hijos concebidos por técnicas de reproducción asistida

Sueños de familias: hijos concebidos por técnicas de reproducción asistida 
by Marianela Casanova 
illus. by Bellina et al.
Language: Spanish 
Cien Lunas Editorial, 2016.
Available: http://www.idea.me/proyecto/45450/suenos-de-familias