Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Sparky's Big News


Sparky's Big News 
by Nancy Lapointe 
illus. by Len Hernandez 
Language: English 
Mouse Tower Publications, 2020. 
42 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1735619612 ; 9781735619613 
Summary: Set on the South Texas coast, this coming-of-age story follows Sparky as he discovers his core identity. Sparky’s mom and sister support his journey from toddler through college age. Brilliant illustrations by Len Hernandez highlight the differences between cisgender heterosexual child’s play and LGBTQ+ child’s play. Growing up gay is nurtured and celebrated in Sparky’s family, paralleling the author’s experience raising a gay son. Enjoy a fun, colorful romp through the kind of diverse family that defines our best America.

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