Jerome by Heart
Enchanted Lion Books
This story follows a little boy named Raphael, whose daily rhythm is steeped in his immense affection for his friend Jerome. The two boys share jokes and snacks and plan future adventures to the Himalayas. Even when Raphael’s constant talk of Jerome is driving his parents crazy, he remains steadfast: “Raphael loves Jerome. I can say it. It’s easy.” And the truth is, when he’s with Jerome, Raphael feels happy, liked, and understood― even special.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; gay; gay child
mother and father
Mildred L. Batchelder Award, 2019, Honor, Children (13-18)
friendship; love; snacks; bullies; soccer; mother; father; dismissive; present; easy
Scotto, Thomas, "Jerome by Heart" (2018). Diverse Families. 1926.