Pride Festival week is here! Celebrate diversity and differences: Saturday 24th February 2018 to Sunday 4th March 2018.
This week celebrates people and families in our communities. Not all families are made up of a mummy and a daddy – there are lots of different types of families out there, and the Pride Festival is for everyone to celebrate families in all their forms. These different families are often called Rainbow Families.
Would you like to find out more about rainbow families? Here’s some good books to start with:
Heather has two mommies by Leslea Newman
This is about a young girl who has two mummies. Heather at first struggles with not having a daddy, and then she finds at playgroup that there are lots of different kinds of families. This is a book for younger children.
One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads by Johnny Valentine
This is a story about 2 children who compare families. One comes from a traditional family and the other comes from a family with 2 blue dads and they try to figure out what the differences are with having 2 blue dads.
And Tango makes 3 by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
This is a true story about two male penguins in New York city zoo. They fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg.
Some people when they come from families that are different sometimes get teased or picked on for being different from others. Some people are picked on and teased because they seem different to us. I The next two books are about characters who are in that situation and how they triumph over it.
The sissy duckling by Harvey Fierstein
This is the story about Elmer the duck who is teased because he is different from others. He proves himself by surviving the harsh winter and saving his dad.
This book is aimed at younger children.
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
This is the story of a gentle Bull named Ferdinand who is forced to fight in the bull ring in Spain.
Event! Event! Event!
Celebrate Pride festival with us! There is a special storytime in Wellington Central Library celebrating Rainbow Families.
This special storytime event will be presented by the fabulous Drag Queen LaQuisha St Redfern and friends featuring books from our library collection. These Rainbow Storytime events help to teach children about acceptance with themes of family, love and friendship, being different and belonging, being unique and accepted and are for children, families and anyone who likes a good story!
Where: Wellington Central Library
When: Saturday 3rd March, 2-2.30pm