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book ideas

Hey blogland,

I need some help. I have friends whose daughter is.. well.. homophobic. And since she has two moms, that doesn’t quite work. At all. She is 8 years old and has been taught some very conservative biblical ideas by other relatives. She is a highly intelligent child and needs a rational, factual book that’s age appropriate for a different viewpoint to consider.

Any ideas of books? She’s about a 5th/6th grade reading level and is an “old soul” for her age.



4 comments on “book ideas

  1. Lisa
    February 18, 2010

    No book suggestions but I suggest chatting, journaling and exposure. If she lives in NYC, are there social groups she could meet up with that have families similar to hers? Maybe just being around a group of other kiddos around her age where she can chat, etc will be helpful. At that age, I think the fear is that they will be gay themselves because their parents are. Maybe someone can explore that fear with her like an aunt or family member from the other side who isn’t homophobic or spouting conservative religious views.


    • liberationtheory
      February 19, 2010

      They aren’t in NYC but still get a lot of exposure. She is fine with other people being gay but sees them as “other” and not her family.

      But thank you for the insight about what she may be thinking. I’ll pass it on.


  2. Clark
    February 19, 2010

    I don’t know any books either (have you looked on the Mombian archives for their posts about friendly books?) but I do have an idea. How would she like an email pen friend – a little girl from Australia who also has two mums? My girl is nearly 10 so they’re not too far apart in age and she’s open to the idea. Email me if your friends are interested.


    • liberationtheory
      February 19, 2010

      I forgot about going to Mombian. I definitely will.

      I’ll email you about the penpal idea. Thanks!


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