This Day in June – Gayle Pitman


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  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Magination Press; 1 edition (May 12, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433816598
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433816598

EXCERPT from School Library Journal:
Filled with saturated colors and vivid illustrations, this picture book uses rhyming couplets to convey the fun and exuberate feelings assocated with a pride parade for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and families. For example, “Rainbow arches/Joyful marches/Motors roaring/Spirits soaring.” The cartoon artwork is richly detailed and capture the “Banners swaying/Children playing.” The diversity shown at the pride parade is realistic; both homosexual and heterosexual people, young and old, are depicted as well as individuals, couples, and families. At the end of the book, a “Reading Guide” provides explanations for the images and allusions in the book. Additionally, a “Note to Parents and Caregivers” offers suggestions for talking to various age levels of children about LGBT families. This beautifully illustrated book is a great addition to a school or personal library to add diversity in a responsible manner without contributing to stereotypes about LGBT people.—April Sanders, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL

Rationale for Inclusion:
This book is fun to read, beautifully illustrated, and important. Every library and family will enjoy and learn from this valuable illustration of pride, love and diversity.

Bonus: See the one-minute trailer for the book here.

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