A fresh, charming picture book that shows there are lots of ways to be STRONG.
Rob dreams of becoming a champion strongman. He wants to flip huge tires, lug boulders, and haul trucks — and someday be the strongest man in the world! But he feels like he can’t fit in with his bright leggings, unicorn T-shirts, and rainbow-dyed hair. Will Rob find a way to step into his true self and be a champion?
With bold illustrations and an engaging, informative text, Strong introduces readers to Rob Kearney and his journey from an athletic kid trying to find his place to the world’s first openly gay professional strongman.
An adorable story about marriage and family.
This marriage equality children’s book portrays a same-sex marriage through the eyes of a child. No struggles or hurdles; just an ordinary marriage like any other.
There’s so much to do now that Uncle Mike and Steve are getting married. Follow Andy on this enjoyable journey as he talks about his uncle’s wedding, how it affects him, and the things he gets to do in preparation for the ceremony.
What Readers are Saying!
"I loved that this book showed Rob thriving as he realized that being himself was a strength, not a weakness. The nonfiction was fascinating, and the illustrations were bright and full of joy. It's a beautiful book."
"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.[...]"
"What a wonderfully written children's book! Eric Ross does a fantastic job showing that a wedding is a wedding no matter who it is getting married. Pushing politics aside, he tells the story of a couple planning for their big day and the excitement it generates for their nephew, Andy. The children I have read it to love going through the wedding preparations with Andy and his uncles, though they can't wait to get to the part with the bird pooping. Well done, Mr. Ross! I'm looking forward to the next one."
"After reading Kathleen's book "Pride and Joy LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes" and listening to Eric's "Guide for Gay Dads" I'm not surprised at how well their writing styles have meshed in "We Make It Better"! Wonderfully quick and easy read, perfect for todays' young LGBQT readers! You can tell by the list of resources that there was an enormous amount of research and validation that went into the making of this book. Do not hesitate to buy it now and please recommend it to your local library!"
Young Adult Books
We Make It Better profiles all the people, places, and events that show just how awesome and inspiring the LGBT community is.
A stirring look at LGBT history. LGBT people have always played important roles in society. They have served their country, served in office, pushed for the protection of human rights, and have impacted all fields of study, sport, art, and industry. Meet some of the most famous thinkers and changers in history from Bayard Rustin, Alan Turing, Dr. Sally Ride, and Oscar Wilde to present day innovators and world changers such as Billie Jean King, Jason Collins, Ellen DeGeneres, Tim Cook, the Wachowski sisters, Sir Ian McKellen and more.
Positivity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and adults. More than a “who’s who” of LGBT history, We Make It Better is a vibrant chronicle of the events in history where the LGBT community came together to fight for equality and save lives. Learn how the community came together during the HIV/AIDs crisis, fought for marriage equality, protested discrimination, and pushed for progressive change throughout the years. Learn about the events, places, people, and beliefs that are all causes for pride and celebration.
Read this book and:
- Discover important LGBT people who have changed the world
- Be moved by the accomplishments of the LGBT community
- Be inspired by a mix of biographies, history, and quotes
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