Books in this category address a wide range of historical and current forms of bigotry, prejudice that is both intentional and systemic and prejudice that is unintentional, but just as hurtful. In some books prejudice is the primary focus of the story; in others it is part of the fabric of the book but not its central theme.
This is whichCatvalue: 6
Book Results for: Heterosexism/Homophobia
Antonio's Card/La Tarjeta de Antonio Rigoberto Gonzalez (Author), Cecilia Conception Alvarez (Illustrator) Mother's Day is coming soon, and Antonio is excited to make cards for both his mother and her partner, Leslie. But he's not sure what to do when his classmates make fun of Leslie, an artist, who towers over everyone and wears paint-splattered overalls. As Mother's Day approaches, Antonio must choose whether - or how - to express his connection to both of the special women in his life. [Grade Level: 2 - 4]
Gloria Goes to Gay Pride Russell Crocker (Illustrator), Leslea Newman (Author) While marching in the gay pride parade with her two mothers, Gloria sees many familiar faces and learns that "love is the most important thing of all." Some people along the parade route hold signs that say, "Gays go away." One of Gloria's mothers explains to her that some people don't think two women or two men should love each other, but that the parade is held to help ensure that all people can feel pride in who they are. [Grade Level: K - 3]
My Two Uncles Written by Judith Vigna A young child's grandfather has trouble accepting the fact that his son is gay. [Grade Level: K - 3]