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THERE'S A CAT IN OUR CLASS
By Jeanie Franz Ransom Illustrated by Bryan Langdo Note to Readers by Gayle E. Pitman, Ph.D

In THERE"S A CAT IN OUR CLASS, a new student joins a classroom of dogs. But something unexpected happens, setting tongues, and eventually tails, wagging. Accompanied by a Note to Readers, THERE'S A CAT IN OUR CLASS teaches children through metaphor about issues of diversity and cultural awareness.




BY THE LIGHT OF THE RABBIT MOON

Written and illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez  - with 29 Author/Artists!

Published by Reflection Press

Continuing to stretch the concept of anthology, award-winning children's book artist and author Maya Christina Gonzalez takes us on another playful journey through story in this second book for the Heart of It Collection. A fresh and wordless tale spotlights the work of 29 new and emerging diverse children 29 new and emerging diverse children's book Artist Authors.

Featured ArtistAuthors: Ale Barahona, Michelle Biyal, Victoria Bruno, Debbie Burran, Cecille Cervancia, Samantha Matalone Cook, Adrianne Beth Galvez,Silvia Garcia, Carol Green, Virginia Grise, TeMika Grooms, Teresa Lakier,Robert Liu-Trujillo, Nguyen Louie, Danielle Lucas, Ann Magee, Melina Mangal, Shanimarie Ogilvie, Gayle E. Pitman, Ph.D, Bernice Avella Popp, Nashanta C. Robinson, Karen Simpson, Roxana A. Soto, Carole Stedronsky, Yoly Petra Stroeve, Chantra Tham, Sonal Vyas, Cynthia A. Weber, Laurie L. Young.


COMING SOON




WHEN YOU LOOK OUT THE WINDOW
By Gayle E. Pitman, Ph.D
Published by Magination Press

When You Look Out the Window tells the story of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, one of San Francisco's most well-known and politically active lesbian couples. Describing the view from Phyllis and Del's window, this book shows how one couple's activism transformed their community - and had ripple effects throughout the world. Includes a Reading Guide that provides helpful historical context, and a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Educators about the importance of teaching LGBTQ history and culture to children.




BELLE'S GARDEN

By Gayle E. Pitman, Ph.D Illustrated by Chris Seddon

Published by I Street Press Once there was a young girl who lived in a small town in California. She was small, but she had big dreams. She wanted to build a college. That little girl was Belle Cooledge, and she was the founder and first administrator of Sacramento City College. Using a blend of poetry and prose, Belle's Garden tells the story of Belle Cooledge and the first six graduates of Sacramento City College. 100% of the sales profits will be donated to The Cigar Box Fund, which provides scholarships for students who otherwise would not be able to attend college.




WHY AM I BLUE? THE STORY ABOUT BEING YOURSELF
By Kalli Dakos
Illustrated by Viviana Garofoli
Note to Readers by Gayle E. Pitman, Ph.D

When a frog questions why he is blue and not green like the other frogs, his friends try to make him see how special being blue is. He comes to understand that he is blue because he is blue and that's enough of an answer. This is a sweet story about identity and self-acceptance, one that children can apply to varying situations they may face. Includes a "Note to Parents and Caregivers" written by Gayle Pitman, PhD.

A CHURCH FOR ALL
By Gayle E. Pitman, Ph.D Published by Albert Whitman & Company

In A Church for All, the rhyming storyline provides a vision of a church that is joyous, celebratory, and fully inclusive of LGBT people. The story is inspired by Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, which is a radically accepting spiritual community and fierce advocate of the LGBT community.


FEMINISM FROM A-Z
By Gayle E. Piman, Ph.D
Published by Magination Press


Feminism from A-Z takes readers on an alphabetical journey through the basics of feminism. Each chapter features writing and action exercises geared specifically for the tween and teen reader, along with suggestions and resources for how readers can take feminism to a higher level.



OTHER PUBLICATIONS




THIS DAY IN JUNE
By Gayle E. Pitman, Ph.D
Illustrated By Kristyna Litten
Published By Magination Press


In 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 Reading Guide chock-full of facts about LGBT history and culture, as well as a Note to Parents and Caregivers with information on how to talk to children about sexual orientation and gender identity in age-appropriate ways. This Day in June is an excellent tool for teaching respect, acceptance, and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
  • WINNER OF THE 2015 AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION STONEWALL BOOK AWARD
  • WINNER OF THE 2015 NOTABLE BOOKS FOR A GLOBAL SOCIETY AWARD
  • NAMED A TOP TEN TITLE ON THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION RAINBOW LIST
  • NAMED ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY THE ADVOCATE'S "40 UNDER 40" LIST
"This Day In June adds a bright spot for diversity on any bookshelf, and will help bring the true colors and beautiful experience of LGBT pride to life for school age children and their families." --Ellen Kahn, Director of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Family Project.

"Pitman, in her first book for children, salutes the LGBT parades that take place across the U.S. in June. Her couplets keep things marching steadily forward, but it s Litten s artwork that creates a sense of joyous excitement and showcases the diversity on display."--Publisher's Weekly

"Intended for children ages four through eight--but absolutely a book every PFLAGer will want on their shelf--the book serves as an excellent tool for teaching respect, understanding, and affirmation of LGBTQ people." --PFLAG Voice blog

"This beautifully illustrated book is a great addition to a school or personal library to add diversity in a responsible manner without contributing to stereotypes about LGBT people." --School Library Journal

BACKDROP: THE POLITICS AND PERSONALITIES BEHIND SEXUAL ORIENTATION RESEARCH

By Gayle E. Pitman, Ph.D

"There's a story in every research study." In BACKDROP, Gayle Pitman narrates the stories of the most groundbreaking studies in LGBTQ psychology. Beginning with a focus on the causes of transgender and intersex identities, and culminating in the political controversies of reparative therapy, "don't ask, don't tell," and same-sex marriage, BACKDROP brings to focus the rich and textured landscape behind scientific research findings. Filled with political plot twists and developments, variegated characters, and thorny political, moral, and philosophical questions, BACKDROP brings the science to life, raising more complex questions while simultaneously providing us with a more nuanced understanding of gender and sexual orientation.
  • Winner of the 2012 International Book Award.
  • Winner of the 2011 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award.


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