Monday, July 21, 2014

It’s So Gay, and It’s Okay

It’s So Gay, and It’s Okay 
by Dr. Wallace Wong 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2014 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781483407029 
Summary: Jamie is so excited for the first day of school. As he puts on a pink shirt, he thinks about making new friends and learning new things. But when Jamie enters the classroom, everything suddenly changes. When a boy laughs at Jamie’s pink shirt and calls him gay, Jamie is mortified. Still, he goes home without telling his parents, determined to never wear that shirt again. The next day, Jamie begins playing with a doll in the classroom. Soon, all the boys are laughing at him again. Jamie knows he should probably tell a teacher, but instead he decides not to play with dolls. Jamie just wants to fit in, but as he tries to change himself to be accepted, he grows more and more unhappy. How will Jamie handle the situation? Can he learn to accept himself and be happy? It’s So Gay, and It’s Okay is a children’s tale that shares an important message: it is okay to be unique and different. 

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