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My Uncle's Wedding Paperback – February 11, 2011
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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."
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I lov this book. It is nice how it is just a cute book that doesn't make a huge deal out of 2 men being married.Published on May 25, 2013 by Katy E. Detrow
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My Uncle's Wedding Is a Very Good Book! What I Loved about it, was The Way It speaks To Kids. It doesn't Tell Them How To Feel. It Doesn't Feel Like a PSA. Read morePublished on June 4, 2011 by Jodi Sisson
Such a wonderful little book. It's about time someone wrote a same-sex wedding book that focused on love, celebrating, and family. Read morePublished on May 27, 2011 by MyGotfam
This book is just great. I was so excited when I received. The book has very colorful pictures, is easy to read, and easy to understand. Read morePublished on May 26, 2011 by Katie Norris
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