This Day in June.
By Gayle E Pitman.
Illustrated by Kristyna Litten.
Book Review by Ali Kim.
This is a deceptively simple picture book from the Lithgow Library’s ‘Rainbow Collection’. It tells the story of a city’s Pride Parade through simple rhyming couplets. The book is beautifully illustrated and reflects much of the diversity to be found in the LGBTI community.
Included in the book is a Reading Guide which will give parents and carers quite a lot of information about the history and culture surrounding the LGBTI community as well as a Note to Parents and Caregivers with detailed information about how and when to talk to children about sexual orientation and gender identity.
As well as being a beautiful and fun read for children, This Day in June is an excellent way to introduce readers of various ages to an understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and to teach and encourage respect and acceptance for all.
This book is available for loan from the Lithgow Library Learning Centre.