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Flying Free

Title

Flying Free

Illustrator

Jana Richards

Publisher

BookSurge

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9781594579721

Pages

34 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Narrated by a firefly captured by a five-year-old girl named Violet, who plans to use the firefly as her nightlight. Violet's mommies, Mommy Blue and Mama Red, go along with the idea, but the firefly refuses to live in a glass jar. After several attempts, the firefly devises the ultimate escape plan.

Grade Level

PK-1

Topic

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

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

two mothers

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Awards

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

insects; family life; firefly; nightlight; escape; glass jar

Diversity Impact

indirect

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