A class discussion about families reveals an incredible diversity in family members, but a similarity in the loving bonds which connect them. A family can be small, or new, have lots of siblings and step siblings. And parents can be two dads, or one grandmother or even foster parents.
Pre-K and up
A simply gorgeous picture book about identity, imagination, and the importance of loving acceptance. On a routine subway ride with his grandmother, Julián sees three women dressed up as mermaids. He then decides/discovers that he is a mermaid and with the help of his imagination (and his grandmother) he becomes one.
Casey loves all the sparkly things his older sister Jessie does to her consternation, but is it isn’t until he is mocked by outsiders for his glittery look that she realizes that anyone can shine however they want.
Each book has the child of two mommies or two daddies answer questions from an inquisitive friend. "Who's your mom for riding a bike? And who's your mom for flying a kite?" "Which dad helps when your team needs a coach? Which dad cooks you eggs and toast?" Both children outline the roles each parent plays for them and ends with stating that both daddies and both mommies love them very much.
A fact based story for children of same sex parents that celebrates diversity and the beauty of all families.