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A Boy's Best Friend

Title

A Boy's Best Friend

Authors

Joan Alden

Illustrator

Catherine Hopkins

Publisher

Alyson Wonderland

Publication Year

1992

ISBN

9781555832032

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Seven-year-old Will, an asthma sufferer and a target for bullies, finally gets the birthday wish of his dreams.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Homosexuality; Illness; same-sex parents; children of gay parents; lesbian; lesbian adults; asthma; child with asthma

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

two mothers

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Keywords

self-acceptance; dogs; toys; bullying; birthday

Diversity Impact

indirect

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