writes: I stole this whole entry from . Please pass comments on this subject on to her, if you know of additional books that should be on her list.
So, something ridiculous is happening in Oklahoma. In response, I’ve begun compiling a list of picture books that include same-sex relationships. I have not read all of these books, though I’d like to check them all out. This list is definitely just the tip of the iceberg.
Also, I am making an effort to make a list of books where the same-sex relationships are a non-issue. There’s definitely a need for books that deal with trouble that kids face in the world, but I think books where diversity is a non-issue are VERY important for little kids who may very well not yet know that some adults are afraid of diversity.
I’d really like to compile a list that deals with all kinds of family diversity (adoption, ethnic/skin color diversity, differently-abled people, non-married parents, etc.), but hey – I just started this list! I can’t do everything at once. =)
This list might provide some great ideas for book donations to your local libraries!
So, this is the start of my list:
Best Best Colors/Los Mejores Colores by Eric Hoffman, Eida De LA Vega (Translator), Celeste Henriquez (Illustrator)
Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
Daddy’s Wedding by Michael Willhoite, Alyson Wonderland
King & King by Linda de Haan, Stern Nijland
Emma and Meesha My Boy: A Two Mom Story by Kaitlyn Considine
Felicia’s Favorite Story by Leslea Newman, Adriana Romo (Illustrator)
Who’s in a Family? by Robert Skutch, Laura Nienhaus (Illustrator)
ABC A Family Alphabet Book by Bobbie Combs, Desiree Keane (Illustrator), Brian Rappa (Illustrator)
123 A Family Counting Book by Bobbie Combs, Danamarie Hosler (Illustrator)
The Duke Who Outlawed Jelly Beans and Other Stories by Johnny Valentine, Lynette Schmidt (Illustrator)
While You Were Sleeping by Stephanie Burks, Kelli Bienvenu (Illustrator)