and Mike Blanc
ALA Rainbow Project
A Tale of Two Daddies
October Nomination 2010
Recommended GLBTQ Books for Young Readers
The Rainbow Project is a joint project of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table and the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. The Rainbow Project presents an annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content, which are recommended for people from birth through eighteen years of age.
‘Two Daddies’ is a heartwarming book. It provides a platform for discussing a timely topic: the love and support all children want, and need, from their parents and peers.
Stephen L. Cosby, M.D.
Division Director, Pediatric Psychiatry & Psychology
Akron Children’s Hospital
Conveying a message in a rhythmic arrangement, A Tale of Two Daddies is a charming story about a forthright girl with two daddies who responds to a friend’s curiosity about her family by wisely explaining each of their roles. “Poppa’s the one when I need braids. Daddy is there when I’m afraid.”
The story’s style is similar to Lesléa Newman’s books, Daddy, Papa, and Me and Mommy, Mama, and Me, but it differs by offering another layer to the issues that children from same-sex parents deal with when they are faced with the natural inquisitive nature of peers.
There are few picture books which touch on the subject of same-sex parents, especially two daddies. The premise of the story is like, And Tango Makes Three, as it highlights the idea that families are formed by care and love and, particularly in the case of same-gender parents, not defined by sexuality.
Carolyn S. Brodie, PhD
Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Kent State University
School of Library and Information Science
Books that "Stand on the Side of Love"
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