Jasmine and her brother are subjected to name-calling and criticism because of their father’s homosexuality, which results in a school assembly to educate the students and teachers about different kinds of families.
From School Library Journal
Grade 2-6– Jasmine thinks she’s lucky to have three dads–a stepfather, her natural father, and his lover. However, her schoolmates and even teachers find this hard to accept. Jasmine’s brother is subjected to name-calling and almost ends up in a fight over his father’s lifestyle. At home, the two dads are supportive and understanding, and the children’s natural father contacts the principal about it. A special assembly is the result, with a children’s counselor discussing different kinds of families. A subplot, featuring a lesbian and her son, speaks nonjudgmentally to the issue of the sexual preferences among the offspring of homosexual parents. This book with a purpose does a good job of raising the issues sensitively and answering the questions reasonably. Scratchy ink drawings depict an African-American family living in an average neighborhood, with the children attending a racially balanced school. –Karen K. Radtke, Milwaukee Public Library
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