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Thursday with Helenna and Alex

Title

Thursday with Helenna and Alex

Illustrator

Rory Smith

Publisher

JumPskip Productions

Pages

38 pages

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780615670157

Genre

realism

Topic

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

Annotation

In "Thursday with Helenna and Alex," Jessie has a play date with two of her best friends. As the children conduct an "archeological dig" in Helenna's backyard (with the energetic and hilarious help of Buddy, the dog), they uncover some surprising artifacts and discover the real key to their friendship. "Thursday with Helenna and Alex" is the fourth book in The Jessie Books series, which offers an inspiring story for each day of the week, featuring a precocious little girl who lives with her two moms in Queens, New York.

Grade Level

K-3

Family Formation

lesbian mothers

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

female/female

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

friendship; time capsules

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Thursday with Helenna and Alex

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