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Social justice lgbtq.I feel as if I will be berated for giving this book a poor review simply because it attempts to tackle a controversial issue, but I really could leave this book I don t think it gives a fair portrayal of the issues faced by the lgbtq community or represent them fairly This book gives off the idea that you can tell if someone identifies as gay, etc simply by their radical hairstyle, skimpy clothing, and rainbow accents. It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged Banned books This is the second book for this week This book was challenged due to it being about gay, about being pride and proud It was quite a fun read, and it was fun to read about how Pride Parade Celebration are done in the US And that is what the book is about, nothingand nothing less, it is all about a Pride Parade Celebration What goes on in them, what you can expect or well what one can expect from one kind of Pride Parade as there are certainly differences between various Pride Parades Celebrations From dancing people, to motorcycles I would love to see that one , to people dressing up, to people being happy about being out Every page has a little rhyme which fits the scene The rhymes are a bit simple, but I can forgive that, they were fun and I am sure this will definitely make kids understand and enjoy the book .The art is really great, then again, that is expected as it is illustrated by Kristyna Litten I just adore her art There is just so much going on in the pictures, so many details, so much love and colour Yep, I would definitely recommend this one It was fun, it was colourful, and it shows kids what one may just expect at a Pride Parade Celebration Review first posted at @Free Book ⚣ This Day in June ⛈ Named One Of The TopMost Challenged Books OfBy American Library Association Joined By Two Boys Kissing By David Leviathan, The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian By Judy Sherman Alexie, Skippyjon Jones By Judy Schachner, This One Summer By Mariko Tamaki, Thirteen Reasons Why By Jay Asher, The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas, Captain Underpants Series By Dav Pilkey, A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo By Jill Twiss, And George By Alex Gino Winner Of TheStonewall Book Award Mike Morgan And Larry Romans Children S Young Adult Literature Award A Top Ten Title,American Library Association Rainbow List Winner,Notable Books For A Global Society Awards Named One Of The Most Important Books Of The Last Decade By The Advocate SUnderList This Day In June Parade Starts Soon Rainbow Arches Joyful MarchesIn A Wildly Whimsical, Validating, And Exuberant Reflection Of The LGBT Community, This Day In June Welcomes Readers To Experience A Pride Celebration And Share In A Day When We Are All United Also Included Is A Note To Parents And Other Caregivers With Information On How To Talk To Children About Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity In Age Appropriate Ways As Well As A Reading Guide Chock Full Of Facts About LGBT History And Culture This Day In June Is An Excellent Tool For Teaching Respect, Acceptance, And Understanding Of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender People It s a long but successful road from Heather Has Two Mommies and Daddy s Roommate, which are both groundbreaking and daring books But also sort of pleasantly amenable picture books at their hearts they try their best not to offend This Day in June is anything but offensive except maybe to haters , but it s also in your face with leather daddies, drag queens, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and all the other cast of fabulous characters one may find in a 21st Century Gay Pride parade The road runs directly between those two first ground breaking books and this wildly colorful and fun picture book It s probably not for everyone but every city of any size has some sort of gay pride event and parade, and this is a great picture book describing those days in June. Rationale Once again, we are offered a unique view of a typical American So often we judge all americans the same We assume that we know everything about them because of the way they look In this story, we encounter vibrant illustrations of a typical American pride parade Each page presents stereotypes of LGBT people Each page includes a phrase that could describe any American parade However, these phrases are referenced in the back of the book as symbolic of major events in the fight for civil rights for LGBT people Like the other books in this text set, this book makes us stop and think critically about our own prejudices and how we have, already, or can, in the future, combat them.Reflection I made a text to world connection with this story Just this week, 49 people were murdered at an LGBT bar in Orlando, Florida If nothing else comes of the tragic event, I hope that people come to the realization that 49 PEOPLE were murdered for no reason Just like in This Day In June, this day in June when they were shot, reminds us that they were people who deserved all the respect and freedom to live as every other person.Six Discussion Questions Create What inferences can you make about the what the people in the crowd at the parade were thinking Evaluate What did you like best about the book Analyze What is the theme of This Day In June Apply How is this parade similar to a parade you have been to Understand Explain why the book is titled This Day In June.Knowledge List two things that you learned from the book. 1 This is a poetry book that depicts the Gay Pride Parades Its pages are filled with wonderful, colorful illustrations of the LGBT community and supporters of LGBT The end of the book has a reading guide that explains each verse, and each verse relates to some part of LGBT history The end of the book also includes a guide to talking with children about LGBT issues and topics 2 This book is appropriate for grades k 3.3 This book is a great way to include LGBT history and culture into the classroom There is nothing in this book that isn t appropriate for young students It could be used for a history lesson about LGBT history, in a literature class for poetry, and just as a class read aloud It is a great resource to create inclusive LGBT curricula 4 I think ALL students would benefit from reading this or having this read to them Students in particular who would really like this book would be students who like poetry and colorful illustrations.5 This book would work great in literature circles You could have an LGBT literature text set for them to read, and this could be part of it You could have them read fiction LGBT works with this nonfiction book 6 I would most definitely read this book out to students I think it is important for us to create inclusive environments for all students, and this would allow LGBT students to feel included in cirricula 7 Related texts are I am Jazz, Red A Crayon s Story, George, Jacob s New Dress, And Tango makes Three, and Heather has Two Mommies 8 This text comes in hardback and ebook versions. Well illustrated, colorful, and incredibly diverse, I still don t really get what this is trying to do The text in this book consists of little rhyming couplets, which a are a bit too trendy at the moment, and b don t do anything to create a narrative.The groups this book introduces ERC, Dykes on Bikes, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, etc are shown, but they re not identified except in a reader s guide for adults in the back And their ideologies are a little too lofty for the age group this book is targeting So it ends up being a bit of a shallow showing In the end, it s basically Look at the parade of colorful weirdos On the other hand, visibility from a young age is a great step in education and acceptance, even if the questions it raises have answers that aren t fully graspable yet I dunno, I just don t think this does much to take the experience of a pride parade off the streets of San Francisco to march it through a child s mind It would take a parent or teacher a lot of talking to lend this much meaning a task that should have been left to the text itself.But hey, the art really is great, and if it starts even one conversation, then this is definitely of the good. A picture book about Pride that feels PROUD, with dazzling, festive illustrations and a simple rhyming text This day in JuneParade starts soon Rainbow archesJoyful MarchesMotors roaringSpirits soaringClad in leatherPerfect weather etc The one reference that might be obscure to a good number of readers is Artists painting Sisters sainting there s a reading guide in the back that explains each couplet these sisters are the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, out of San Francisco It s lovely to see that the sister portrayed has beard stubble Nothing is shied away from in this book, which doesn t pretend to be anything other than the openhearted celebration it is Clad in leather Though I didn t love every couplet Sidewalk shaking tummies aching kind of takes the joy down a notch , I loved most, and the illustrations couldn t bevibrant and gorgeous Wonderful. Party in the front, information in the back Lots to celebrate. It s a picture book about Pride something I hadn t realized we needed, but now know that we do This Day in June is a winner, and I m glad that I bought a copy a hardcover, no less I am not going to complain about gay kid lit, because I m glad it exists, but I will say that this book is so lively and energetic and refreshing, and it s also SO GAY and even SO QUEER The narrative part of the book is a series of couplets, for example Clad in Leather Perfect weather and Artists painting Sisters sainting So, clearly, this is not my family is like yours, but a tiny bit different, but really alike This book celebrates not just gay families, but gay culture And the illustrations are fabulous, and very detailed LB was drawn to the pink page, and B and I spend a long time looking at all the drawings.There is also a reading guide in the back that provides background and history for all the themes explored in the book Someone in an online group I m part of recently asked, what does wearing leather and showing your butt have to do with being gay Well, this book can give you the beginner s explanation And then we can all hang out and read Gay New York together There is also a separate guide for talking to children about LGBT issues As the LGBTQ tent gets bigger, and as it becomepossible to both be gay and remain in the normal club, our shared history becomes less clear Almost everything I ve read this year from the sort of progressive queer folk, with whom I share some political perspectives, has been wistful thankful for a world where many of usso the LGBs are not so marginalized, but wistful for past of shared politics and culture in the face of a seemingly ever growing contingent that wants to JUST BE NORMAL As an adult reader, This Day in June is appealing in part because it s Pride as I would love Pride to be It all the fabulous and quirkiness, with a mix of radicalness and staidness, without the cigarettes, cheap vodka shooters, and corporate sponsorships that make me shake my head.Dana at Mombian has a nice review of This Day in June that puts it in LGBT kid lit historical perspective Dana compares This Day in June to Gloria Goes to Gay Pride, a kid s book published in 1991 by the author of Heather Has Two Mommies that, like me, you may not have heard of before now GGGP is no longer in print, a key problem for kids diversity lit Many titles are published through small or non profit publishers, and if they aren t picked up by a major publisher they are out of print gone within a few years This Day in June is published my Magination Press, a division of the APA Press which is the press of the American Psychological Association how far we ve come Magination publishes books like Full Mouse, Empty Mouse A Tale of Food and Feelings and The Boy Who Didn t Want to Be Sad I read a lot of kids books, and a lot of out of print kids books I think This Day in June could be a classic in some ten or twenty years, I just hope it stays in print long enough to have a chance so you should buy a copy or three.Short version thumbs up and let it be noted that I bought this book with my own money, although if someone wanted to send me some copies to share I would gladly accept.