Love is Love by Michael Genhart and Ken Min tells of how a one child tells his friend how he is teased due to his two dads. As you go along, you see, as our narrator does, that love is love no matter if you have two dads, two moms or one of each.
The only real issue I have with this story is that the people that should be reading this, will not be. Some people do not think being gay is acceptable. Or people who think “different” is bad. This is touched on, but not in a negative manner or in a way that will go over a child’s head. The text is aimed at its younger audiences understanding. At first blush, the fact that the child mentions how many people he knows who are gay is a little “in your face.” Yet, it is to show you that if it is so “common” then it must be “normal” too. The fact that anyone could be gay (from your teacher to your mayor) allows to show that people are people.
I am not sure if this book lends itself to an easy read-aloud for story-time, but it is good for the classroom or if you child is asking about their classmates two dads or if a family member is in a same-sex relationship. This is not a casual read or an anytime read.
This is a good book, but not an easy one. It will be hard to find an audience in some ways. It is not one of those “everyone will love this” blanket stories. There is a lot going on that can make some uncomfortable. The note to kids and the ones to the adult does help if more information is needed for your child or yourself. There are also discussion questions at the back of the book.