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October 2006

Gay and Lesbian Resources · Books for Children

the cover of King & King

King & King
Linda de Haan
When a grouchy queen tells her layabout son it’s time for him to marry, he sighs, “Very well, Mother…I must say, though, I’ve never cared much for princesses.”

The Sissy Duckling
Harvey Fiersein
Elmer the duck is teased because he is different, but he proves himself by not only surviving the winter, but also saving his Papa.

Molly’s Family
Nancy Garden
In Garden’s (Annie on My Mind) quietly insightful book, questions about same-sex parenting arise when Molly draws a family portrait for her kindergarten open house.

the cover of

It’s Okay To Be Different
Todd Parr
This book celebrates the fact that everybody is different and that is okay!

And Tango Makes Three
Justin Richardson
At New York City’s Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.