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This Is My Family: A First Look At Same-Sex Parents

Title

This Is My Family: A First Look At Same-Sex Parents

Authors

Pat Thomas

Illustrator

Lesley Harker

Publisher

Hachette Children's Book

Pages

29 pages

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9781438001876

Genre

nonfiction

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; same sex parents; children of gay parents

Annotation

This new title in Barron's A First Look At series encourages kids of preschool through early school age to understand and overcome problems that might trouble them in social and family relationships. Written by an experienced psychotherapist and counselor on a level that is always understandable to younger children, this book seeks to promote positive interactions among children, parents, and teachers. Thoughtful text is supplemented with child-friendly color illustrations on every page. A two-page How to Use This Book section for parents and teachers appears at the back of each book. This is My Family takes a child's point of view in its discussion of same-sex marriage. Its message is intended both for children of gay or lesbian parents, as well as for the kids and parents of the children's friends and playmates.

Grade Level

PK-1

Family Formation

multiple

Main Character

multiple

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

male/male; female/female

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Keywords

personal issues; families

Item Type

Nonfiction

Format

picturebook

This Is My Family: A First Look At Same-Sex Parents

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