Click to print Opens in new window To care for small humans, all you have to do is keep them fed, watered, rested and equipped with the necessary cognitive and emotional skills to process the constant onslaught of heterosexist and cissexist messaging that assaults our senses every day. No big deal, right? We owe it to these kids to help them make as much sense of themselves, their families and our society as possible. From personal experience, most of these titles will likely be hard to find in store. Buying them on Amazon through the affiliate links in this post will give Autostraddle a small kickback thank you!
This lesbian couple couldn't find a baby book for two mums - so they made their own | SBS Sexuality
Some of the books below go into explaining how a family can have same-sex parents and some simply have them, both are important. I hope that you find a new title to share with your family no matter how many mommies or daddies you have in it. I loved even more how Molly became shy about displaying her drawing because it gave me a chance to talk to my six-year-old about the power of words and not listening to others and how dismissing people can hurt. The queen is old and cranky and wants her son to take over the kingdom, but he must be married to do so. After finding fault with every princess presented to him, he falls in love at first sight with a prince and they live happily ever after. I like the whimsical illustrations, and my kids thought the prince was funny.
9 Books About Families With Gay and Lesbian Parents
Jenna Hill-Wood and her wife Lydia were expecting a child and began looking for a baby book that had pages inclusive of their relationship and their roles as mothers. They could not find one, despite hours of searching. Hill-Wood tells me, "I began Our First Story because while my wife and I were expecting our first child - we could not find a baby record book anywhere which was aimed at two mummies.
With an irresistible rhyming text and delightfully endearing illustrations, here is an exuberant celebration of playing, sleeping, crawling, and of course, very noisy babies doing all the wonderful things babies do best. Whether you have two moms or two dads, a big family or a small family, a clean family or a messy one, Todd Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of family you have, every family is special in its own unique way. One boy asks another boy about having two mommies. A young girl listening in asks some questions too. This book lets us look inside one non-traditional family, a same sex couple and their son.