families: 5 Articles

Family Pride!

No two families are exactly alike, but all families are created with love! Magination Press is proud to publish books that celebrate LBGTQ+ families. Papa, Daddy, & Riley by Seamus Kirst explores how Riley and her dads help her understand their family. When Riley's classmate asks her which of her dads is the "real one," Riley is upset. She loves both her dads and doesn't want to choose. Papa and Daddy help Riley think about her special relationship with both of them and realize that both her dads are her "real dads." Read a post Seamus Kirst wrote about the power of inclusion and why he wrote Papa, Daddy, & Riley here. In My Maddy, by Gayle E. Pitman, PhD, a child describes their parent, who is neither a boy nor a girl, but something in between and entirely fantastically their own. This lovely exploration of what it means for a person to identify as non-binary provides many examples typical parent and child experiences. Read about how gender diverse parents can support their kids here. All Ways Family is a story about all kinds of families: families with two moms or two dads, families with a grandma and a child, or a single parent, families with biological children and families with adopted children. It covers who babies are conceived, where babies come from, and how families become families. All Ways Family also contains a glossary and section with frequently asked questions. Read an excerpt from the glossary in All Ways Family with words describing different family structures here. Check out Magination Press's full Rainbow Collection here. Magination Press, the children’s books imprint of the American Psychological Association, is proud to offer our Rainbow Collection, books for kids and teens that celebrate LGBTQ+ voices and promote inclusive school and family values. Our books: are evidence-based and written by child development experts come with guides for caregivers and resources to further books' messaging in the classroom, in the community, and at home backed by the American Psychological Association's mission to benefit society and improve lives

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Family Pride! 2020-06-21T15:27:40-04:00

Papa, Daddy, & Riley

But what makes a family, if every family is different? Families are made of love. Riley has two fathers: Papa and Daddy. When her classmate asks which dad is her real one, Riley is confused and scared she'll have to choose. Hear author, Seamus Kirst, read Papa, Daddy, & Riley aloud. Read a piece he wrote about the power of inclusion, here.

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Papa, Daddy, & Riley 2020-06-24T12:02:12-04:00

Rainbow: A First Book of Pride

Rainbows are...nature's way of smiling at us all. Rainbow flags...celebrate love, hope, diversity, and acceptance. Rainbow flags celebrate rainbow families: families with two moms or two dads. Each color in the rainbow flag has a meaning.  Hear author, Michael Genhart, PhD, read Rainbow: A First Book of Pride aloud and learn what each stripe of the flag means. Read a piece Dr. Genhart wrote about writing Rainbow: A First Book of Pride here.

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Rainbow: A First Book of Pride 2020-06-16T16:02:00-04:00