This Day in June

This Day in June

eBook - 2014
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"A picture book illustrating a Pride parade. The endmatter serves as a primer on LGBT history and culture and explains the references made in the story"--
Publisher: Washington, DC : Magination Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9781433817878
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 volume (unpaged)) : color illustrations.
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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. **Recommended for PreK - Gr2**

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Nov 19, 2020

This Day in June introduces children to the joyous exuberance of a pride parade, where “we’re all united.” A Reading Guide at the back offers age-appropriate tips to parents for discussing LGBTQIA+ issues with children.

The rhyming couplets and colorful pictures in this book are sure to please little readers (or listeners, as the case may be). The parade is full of colorful characters, some in fancy dress, others in outfits that can be found at a Village People concert, but all happy and excited to be a part of this celebration. The illustrator chose to keep the observers in muted colors to focus attention on the parade itself, but a close look shows them holding positive signs such as “I love my dads,” “Born this way,” or “Pride.” Same-sex couples occasionally share a chaste kiss or hold hands in this celebration of love in all its forms. I love that participants and parade marchers alike present a racially-diverse crowd as well.

I don’t have children but this seems like an excellent tool for heterosexual parents to introduce the little crowd to the LGBTQIA+ community and open the doors for honest questions and discussion. I even found the Reader’s Guide at the end to be informative (I didn’t know that lesbians and gay men had to wear arm bands with black or pink triangles, respectively, in WWII concentration camps). The page-by-page breakdown explains each line of the text as well as any illustrations that are particularly meaningful.

I recommend this for any parent who wants to foster acceptance, love, and a broader sense of community in their young children but who might not know where to begin this particular conversation.

Feb 29, 2020

If you HAVE ever seen a REAL Vancouver Pridefest, you would know THAT EVENT IS NOT CHILD FRIENDLY...

SPPL_BirthToK Jun 14, 2018

With a simple rhyming couplet scheme throughout, this book is great for even the youngest children. The copious information included at the back of the book also makes it the perfect tool to help parents have a guided conversation around Pride and LGBTQ rights and history.

VaughanPLTamara Jul 13, 2017

Vibrant and fun illustrations- colourful pictures! Great tool for introducing and teaching children about acceptance, inclusiveness and understanding of the LGBT community.

ArapahoeSteffen May 22, 2017

Few words, but vibrant, fun pictures in this book encourage a lot of questions and discussion between narrator and child. I wish there were more books like this one!

Sep 08, 2015

Tastefully well done to highlight some of the ideas for children. Loved the exuberance for the parade that is conveyed and the exceptional illustrations.


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Jan 13, 2019

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