THIS DAY IN JUNE

Book Title: THIS DAY IN JUNE
Author: Gayle Pitman
Category: Children's
Description:

In a wildly whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBT community, This Day In June welcomes readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united. Also included is a Reading Guide chock-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 in age-appropriate ways. This Day In June is an excellent tool for teaching respect, acceptance, and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.


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$14.95; 978-1433816581 (hc)

$9.95; 978-1433816598 (pb)

Award winning author

Gayle E. Pitman

http://gaylepitman.com

http://activevoicepress.wordpress.com

http://www.capradio.org/41960
(interview with Beth Ruyak on Capital Public Radio's "Insight”)

Winner, 2015 ALA Stonewall Book Award

Winner, 2015 IRA Notable Books for a Global Society Award

A Top 10 Title, 2015 ALA Rainbow List

Named one of the most important books of the last decade by The Advocate’s “40 under 40” List


CopyrightDate: 2014

Reviews

"This Day In June adds a bright spot for diversity on any bookshelf, and will help bring the true colors and beautiful experience of LGBT pride to life for school age children and their families."

Ellen Kahn
Director of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Family Project


"Pitman, in her first book for children, salutes the LGBT parades that take place across the U.S. in June. Her couplets keep things marching steadily forward, but it’s Litten’s artwork that creates a sense of joyous excitement and showcases the diversity on display."

Publishers Weekly


I saved my favorite of the bunch for last. It’s OK to have favorites, right? This is the picture book I’ve been waiting for. Your library needs this book. Right now. Your collection doesn’t have anything remotely similar. I promise. This Day in June takes place at a gay parade. Every kind of family is featured. It’s cheerful, heartwarming, and affirming. It captures a real sense of community and belonging … So often LGBTQ books for kids ignore and exclude People of Color. That is not the case with this title. Your patrons are bound to see their faces reflected in these pages.

If you purchase just one new picture book this year, it should be This Day in June.

https://magpielibrarian.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/i-am-reading-this-so-hard-right-now-three-picture-books-you-need-for-your-collection-right-now/


I saved my favorite of the bunch for last. It’s OK to have favorites, right? This is the picture book I’ve been waiting for. Your library needs this book. Right now. Your collection doesn’t have anything remotely similar. I promise. This Day in June takes place at a gay parade. Every kind of family is featured. It’s cheerful, heartwarming, and affirming. It captures a real sense of community and belonging … So often LGBTQ books for kids ignore and exclude People of Color. That is not the case with this title. Your patrons are bound to see their faces reflected in these pages.

If you purchase just one new picture book this year, it should be This Day in June.

https://magpielibrarian.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/i-am-reading-this-so-hard-right-now-three-picture-books-you-need-for-your-collection-right-now/


"Intended for children ages four through eight--but absolutely a book every PFLAGer will want on their shelf--the book serves as an excellent tool for teaching respect, understanding, and affirmation of LGBTQ people."

PFLAG Voice blog


"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."

School Library Journal