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PRIDE Books for Families-Cardinal Rule Press is celebrating Pride month with a book line-up that promotes self-expression, diversity, and inclusion among young readers.
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Cardinal Rule Press is celebrating Pride month with a book line-up that promotes self-expression, diversity, and inclusion among young readers. Read on to explore our favorites, including the Cardinal Rule Press 2019 release DAZZLING TRAVIS.

  • DAZZLING TRAVIS: A STORY ABOUT BEING CONFIDENT AND ORIGINAL
    By Hannah Carmona
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    From football and dance to shopping and dress-up, Travis is a boy with many interests. Although he faces peer disapproval for defying gender stereotypes, he embraces his individuality with tenacity and reminds us of the wonder of being ourselves.

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  • JACOB’S NEW DRESS
    By Sarah Hoffman
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    Jacob wants to wear dresses.With the help of his teacher, parents, and a supportive friend, Jacob sews his own dress and allows his classmates to understand that it’s important to wear what you’re comfortable in, regardless of gender norms.
  • STELLA BRINGS THE FAMILY
    By Miriam B. Schiffer
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    Stella, who has two fathers, worries that she’ll have no one to bring to the Mother’s Day celebration at school. However, she soon finds that she has plenty of people to invite and that they are the hit of the party.
  • AND TANGO MAKES THREE
    By Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
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    Roy and Silo are two male penguins in love. In this lighthearted story, they raise their daughter Tango just like all of the other penguin families at the zoo.
  • RED: A CRAYON’S STORY
    By Michael Hall
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    Sometimes who we are inside doesn’t match up with an external label. Red is a crayon who colors everything blue, resulting in confusion. One day, a purple crayon asks him to try to color the ocean, and Red discovers his true identity, bringing him happiness and success.

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  • LOVE MAKES A FAMILY
    By Sophie Beer
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    This sweet book shows what love is, such as playing on the weekend or making things better again, and that all family types can share in it.
  • WORM LOVES WORM
    By J.J. Austrian
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    Worm and Worm are planning a wedding celebration with their insect friends. When the question arises as to who the bride and groom are, they agree that they can each be both.
  • Families, Families, Families
    By Suzanne and Max Lang
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    From step-siblings to single parents, a plethora of family types exist. This book full of adorable animal illustrations reminds readers that as long as you love each other, you are a family.

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