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Pride Storytime with MICHAEL GENHART, SARAH + IAN HOFFMAN at Laurel Village

Cropped cover images for Michael Genhart and Sarah and Ian Hoffman

Kick-off Pride Month with a special Saturday Storytime featuring local authors Michael Genhart, reading from his heartfelt picture books, Love Is Love and Rainbow: A First Book of Pride, and Sarah & Ian Hoffman, reading from their critically-acclaimed picture books, Jacob's New Dresss and Jacob's Room to Choose.  (Ages 4+)


About Love Is Love: It's love that makes a family. When a boy confides in his friend about bullies saying he doesn't have a real family, he discovers that his friend's parents--a mom and a dad--and his two dads are actually very much alike.
Dr. Michael Genhart's debut story is the perfect resource to gently discuss discrimination with kids. This sweet and straightforward story shows that gay families and straight families and everything in between are all different kinds of normal. What makes a family real is the love that is shared.

About Rainbow: A must-have primer for young readers and a great gift for pride events and throughout the year, beautiful colors all together make a rainbow in Rainbow: A First Book of Pride. This is a sweet ode to rainbow families, and an affirming display of a parent's love for their child and a child's love for their parents. With bright colors and joyful families, this book celebrates LGBTQ+ pride and reveals the colorful meaning behind each rainbow stripe. Readers will celebrate the life, healing, light, nature, harmony, and spirit that the rainbows in this book will bring.


About Jacob's New Dress: Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some kids at school say he can't wear "girl" clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school. Can he convince his parents to let him wear what he wants? This heartwarming story speaks to the unique challenges faced by boys who don't identify with traditional gender roles.

About Jacob's Room to Choose: The beloved lead character from Jacob's New Dress is back in an encouraging story about gender expression. When Jacob goes to the boys' bathroom he is chased out because the boys think he looks like a girl because of the way he is dressed. His classmate, Sophie, has a similar experience when she tries to go to the girls' bathroom. When their teacher finds out what happened, Jacob and Sophie, with the support of administration, lead change at their school as everyone discovers the many forms of gender expression and how to treat each other with respect.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 11:00am
Event address: 
Books Inc.
3515 California Street
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Love Is Love Cover Image
By Michael Genhart, Ken Min (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781939775139
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Published: Little Pickle Press - May 2018

Rainbow: A First Book of Pride Cover Image
By Michael Genhart, Anne Passchier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781433830877
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Published: Magination Press - May 7th, 2019

Jacob's New Dress Cover Image
By Sarah Hoffman, Ian Hoffman, Chris Case (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807563731
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 2014

Jacob's Room to Choose Cover Image
By Sarah Hoffman, Ian Hoffman, Chris Case (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781433830730
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Published: Magination Press - May 7th, 2019

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