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Daddy's Roommate

Title

Daddy's Roommate

Illustrator

Michael Willhoite

Publisher

Alyson Books

Publication Year

1991

ISBN

9781555831189

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A young boy discusses his divorced father's new living situation, in which the father and his gay roommate share eating, doing chores, playing, loving, and living.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Divorce; Homosexuality; divorced parents; gay; gay adult; gay father; same-sex relationship

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced mother and father; two fathers

LGBTQ+

gay males

Awards

Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Lambda Literary Award, 1990 Winner United States

Keywords

fathers and sons; roommate; father's boyfriend; family activities

Diversity Impact

direct

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