for Young Children
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 mommies—and 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.
To see more of Sharon Wooding's work, go to her website: www.sharonwooding.com
"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."
"...Nancy Garden's Molly's Family
...will help children of same-sex parents learn to deal with
their classmates' reactions."
"...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.