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My Uncle's Wedding Paperback – February 11, 2011
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About the Author
After the passing of Proposition 8 in California, Eric began to devote the majority of his free time to working towards LGBT equality. He is currently a local chapter leader for Marriage Equality USA where he continues to educate the public on the importance of marriage equality and the 1,000+ rights that are denied to same-sex couples. Eric is the author of My Uncle’s Wedding, a children’s book about same-sex marriage published in 2011. He currently lives with his husband, Mat, and their two cats in Emeryville, CA. Visit www.MyUnclesWedding.com for more information.
Top Customer Reviews
That being said, my kids range from 3 year old twins to 12 years old. The older 3 are at a stage where I can discuss social issues such as marriage equality and they understand. The younger 3 aren't there yet. That is where this book nails it. It's humorous, it's fun, it shows the involvement this boy has with planning the wedding, and the illustrations are colorful and relatable. I didn't know if my older kids would want to read it because it is directed toward the younger crowd, but to my delight, even my 12 year old, One Direction-obsessed daughter took it to her room and read it before bed one night.
Perhaps the greatest part of this story is that the plot, in no way, addresses the apprehension of acceptance by opponents in the pursuit of marriage equality. It simply, and beautifully, tells a story about a wedding, which allows children to ask questions and opens a discussion for the parents to educate their young ones on extending basic civil rights to LGBTQ citizens in a way that works for a family individually. There is no wiggle room for anyone to say that this book is pushing a "gay agenda" on young, impressionable minds.
Mr. Rosswood, you sir, knocked it out of the park. Thank you for your contribution to our household library!
Author Eric Ross's and illustrator Tracy Greene's book "My Uncle's Wedding" reveals the normalcy and simplicity behind the weddings of same gender couples. The story is told from the perspective of the ringbearer/narrator, who excitedly helps plan for his uncle's wedding day. The young narrator leads us from the engagement through the planning and reception. The language and illustrations are clear, kid-friendly, and age appropriate.
As an uncle, my nephew was too young to remember serving as the ringbearer in my wedding, so I bought this for him.
As a gay dad, I think this book celebrates the normalcy of our everyday lives, in the spirit of "Daddy, Papa, and Me."
The art is beautiful, the story is lovely and genuine. 5 of 5, it made me smile.