Archive for the ‘GLBT’ Category

Richardson, J. & Parnell, P. (2005). And tango makes three. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
Roy and Silo are chinstrap penguins that live in the Central Park Zoo when they become a couple.  They watch as the other penguin couples raise babies until a zookeeper gives them an egg of their own.

My grade: A+
I had to read this book since it is so often challenged.  I wanted to see for myself what all the fuss is about.  It was such a sweet story and I felt like cheering when the zookeeper gave them an egg to raise.

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Polacco, P. (2009). In our mothers’ house. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
Polacco has created a diverse family that shows how a family should be – full of love.  A lesbian couple raises three beautiful, adopted children.  The battle the hatred of one of their neighbors, but don’t let it hurt them.

My grade:  A+
Not only does this book address GLBT and mixed families (one child is African American, one White and one Asian American) in a wonderfully positive way, it also touches on aging parents.  If you read it, I think you might be blinking back a tear or two by the end.

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