Michael Genhart’s picture book follows a young child who confides in their friend after being bullied for wearing a Pride t-shirt. Ken Min’s thoughtful illustrations take the reader beyond the primary story line to travel the globe and observe other children from and array of cultures and backgrounds who share a great commonality in that they are loved by those in the LGBTQ community.
The main character comes to learn that the love they feel within their family is no different than the love felt in families with a mom and dad. Colorful kites unite children and families from across the globe in a beautiful, soaring rainbow.
One of the greatest lessons we can give our children is that of acceptance and love. Any child who is loved by a member of the LGBTQ community knows that their family is just like any other family. Regardless of what your family consists of, be it two moms, two dads, a mom and dad, or a single parent, families of all shapes and sizes can relate to the message in this book.
I recommend this touching picture book to families of all compositions.