This Day In June by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten
It's a pride parade! From the opening spread of the crowd approaching under Rainbow balloon arches, Dykes on Bikes leading the way, with rainbow-flag waving adults and kids in "I ❤ My Dads" T-shirts and "I LOVE MY MOMS"and "BORN THIS WAY" signs in the windows overlooking the parade route, it's a celebration in rhyme and pictures.
With proud parents in PFLAG T-shirts, drag queens and shirtless dancers, newly-weds and marching bands, HRC equality signs and politicians urging "VOTE" and so much more, we're
This day in June we're all UNITED!"
The book also includes extensive back-matter. There's a reading guide that explains the images and content of each spread, including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and San Francisco's colorful Victorian Houses. And a Note to Parents and Caregivers, explaining how the book "provides a positive, normalizing, and exuberant reflection of the LGBT community, and can serve as a jumping-off point for children to ask questions about sexual orientation and gender identity." It then breaks down "Talking to Children" into age categories, with suggestions for ages 3-5, 6-12, and 13-18.
Published by Magination Press, an imprint of the American Psychological Association, "This Day In June" won the 2015 Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award.
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