Title: This Day in June
Author: Gayle E. Pittman
Illustrator: Kristyna Litten
In the YP Library? Yes! 1 copy.
Synopsis: In a wildly whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBT community, this title welcomes readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are together. Also included is a reading guide full of facts about LGBT history and culture, as well as a ‘Note to Parents and Caregivers’ with information on how to talk to children about sexual orientation and gender identity.
We chose a children’s book this month, as we just ordered some new ones in to the library. We get many questions on the level of understanding children have about diversity, and how to talk to them about the LGBT community. Books can be a great way to start the conversation about our diverse family and the message that it’s okay to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender. We spent time at Drop-In night reading through this one together, and wishing someone had read this to us when we were younger!