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The Flower Girl Wore Celery

Title

The Flower Girl Wore Celery

Authors

Meryl G. Gordon

Illustrator

Holly Clifton-Brown

Publisher

Kar-Ben Publishing

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781467778442

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When Emma's cousin Hannah gets married, Emma is thrilled to be the flower girl. However, nothing is quite as she expected it to be, from the ring bearer whom she expected to be a bear, to her celery-colored dress, which she expected to be covered in real celery, to the wedding's two brides.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; lesbian cousin

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

female/female

Awards

Cochecho Readers' Award, 2016, Picture Book

Keywords

wedding; flower girl; ring bearer; cousins; Jewish; two brides; expectations vs. reality

Diversity Impact

indirect

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