Books for Young Children

Molly's Family

Molly's FamilyIn preparation for her kindergarten class's Open School Night, Molly and her friends draw pictures of their families. Molly draws herself, her two mommies, and her puppy. But Tommy tells her she can't have two mommiesand Molly decides she doesn't want her picture to be displayed. Eventually, though, she finds out people have many different kinds of families, and she lets her picture be put up with all the others. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, ages 4-8. Pictures by Sharon Wooding. A Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children, 2004.) ISBN: 03674350027.

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"Sharon Wooding's soft colored pencil illustrations...suit the soft, sweet tone of the text.... Children in many kinds of families will be able to relate to Molly and appreciate the clear and logical way the teacher and Molly's mothers approach the question of who can be in a family."

—Lambda Book Report

"...Nancy Garden's Molly's Family ...will help children of same-sex parents learn to deal with their classmates' reactions."

—The Advocate

"...This quiet, understated book will be a great help to families everywhere who are raising children in a world where "family" has many manifestations."


NOTE: Parents of kids reading Molly Family might want to visit the COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) website and also the Rainbow Rumpus website.



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