Alternative lifestyles; Children’s literature; Cultural pluralism; Families; Gay parents; Minority families; Single-parent families


One of the best ways to include all family structures in classroom practice is through children‘s literature. While more and more quality books depicting family diversity, inclusive of gay and lesbian families, are published every year, it is often the unknown discourse surrounding such readings and the unknown support of the teacher that keeps these books from even entering preschool through grade four classrooms.