This week an ECE student came to the desk looking for picture books featuring families with same-sex parents, and here are a few of the titles we found.
A Tale of Two Daddies / Oelschlager, Vanita
A little girl and her classmate, a little boy, talk about the girl’s life with her two daddies. Like any child, the boy is curious, and asks all sorts of practical questions, which the little girl answers with simplicity and honesty. Sweet, gentle, and respectful, this poetic text is a loving look at life in a same-sex family
And Tango Makes Three / Richardson, Justin
At New York City’s Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by incubating an abandoned egg and raising the chick as their own.
Donovan’s Big Day / Leslea Newman
Donovan prepares for a very special day – the wedding day of his two mothers.
In Our Mothers’ House / Patricia Polacco
This picture book by beloved author/illustrator Polacco celebrates the joys and challenges of living in a family with two mothers.
Daddy, Papa, and Me / Leslea Newman
This rhythmic picture book follows a loving same-sex family through their very ordinary day, as they take part in the same family activities and routines that families all around the world take part in every day.
Are there any titles you would recommend? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!