Mommy, Mama and ME
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Unlike some older titles, neither mother is attributed in either action or artwork as more "feminine" or "masculine.
The book does not draw as much attention to the fact that the child's parents are a lesbian couple as it does to the fact that they love their child and are doing an excellent job as a normal parents who are doing everything in their power to care for their baby.The writing is pretty straightforward—no frills and complexities and ‘coming-out’ problems and all that jazz. It is perfect for introducing young children to the diversity of families, whether they see it as a window or a mirror. OCTOBER MOURNING: A SONG FOR MATTHEW SHEPARD was named an American Library Association 2013 Stonewall Honor Book, and A SWEET PASSOVER was named a 2013 Sydney Taylor Honor as well. As one review put it, this book “shares the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children.
All in all, Mommy, Mama, and Me is a wonderful children's book, which hopefully teaches children that families comes in different shapes and sizes, but at the core, just the same as any other family. In this book she has managed to walk that fine line between being realistic and being stereotypical.Lesléa Newman (born 1955, Brooklyn, NY) is the author of over 50 books including Heather Has Two Mommies, A Letter To Harvey Milk, Writing From The Heart, In Every Laugh a Tear, The Femme Mystique, Still Life with Buddy, Fat Chance and Out of the Closet and Nothing to Wear.
Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its mommies. The book walks us through a young boys family which consists of two mom's, one that is referred to as mommy and one that is referred to as mama. This story is perfect to show young children the diversity of different families around them, and that some families can have two mommies in them. In the majority of the photos, there is no background color, this helps keep the reader's attention focused on the characters in the story.The overall theme is having two moms is normal and they do everyday things too like going on adventures, eating ice cream, etc. The book, by Leslea Newman, uses simple language to tell the story of a young child and her two loving and nurturing mommies in a loving way that all children should be able to relate to. Only in that book a slightly older toddler runs, plays, and eventually tuckers out an exhausted Daddy and Papa. I did like the book because it demonstrates that same gender parents can be loving and caring like any other parents. The illustrations look to be water color or crayon like to make the pages very pleasing and relaxing to read and look through.
Also, I could use body movements for children to have a better connection with the story and pictures.
With the colorful illustrations by artist Carol Thompson the day to day life of these non-traditional families is depicted in a realistic way. The author avoided the use of negative stereotypes, since she has vast experience in writing about LGBTQQ characters, particularly lesbian characters. The wording and illustration in this book shows how a relationship can be between two women, and how the love for the child can be the same.