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Sick Days

Tissues

One of the perils of parenting is that when my son gets sick, it’s like a train heading down the tracks towards me. I take care of him as best I can (although at 14, he’s pretty self-sufficient) until the train overtakes me. Now I’m down with the same flu-ish fever/cold/sore throat thing he’s had—during February vacation week, no less. (And yes, we had our shots.) Posting will therefore be light for a few days, although I may find the energy to share some stuff on Facebook and Twitter. Please join me—I’m not contagious there!

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Eastern Europe’s First Book for “Rainbow Families” Launches Crowdfunder

My Rainbow Family

The first book for LGBTQ families in Eastern Europe is building on the success of a January giveaway and launching an Indiegogo campaign to get the book into the hands of more children.

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New Graphic Novel Gives Life to Genderqueer Prince

The Prince and the Dressmaker

A gorgeous, beautifully written new graphic novel about a genderqueer prince breathes new life into old tropes. Learn more and take a sneak peek at some of the pages.

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Free Queer-Inclusive Kids’ Stories

Books

Several authors of queer-inclusive kids’ books are making their stories available free—one just for today!

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Jacqueline Woodson Wins Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; LGBTQ Young Adult Books Win Youth Media Awards

Author Jacqueline Woodson, recently inaugurated National Ambassador for Children’s Literature and a queer mom, won the American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for books that have made “a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.” Several other LGBTQ children’s books and their authors were also honored at the ALA’s annual Youth Media Awards today.

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