Zack’s Story: Growing Up with Same-sex parents

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Zack’s Story: Growing Up with Same-sex parents

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The children’s book explores themes related to divorce and having same-sex parents.

Author: Keith Elliot Greenberg , Carol Halebian Source: Monarch Books of Canada Origin Country: Canada Publish Date: 1996 Publication City: Toronto Languages: .Resource Type: , .Target Audiences: , , . Last Modified: 2009-08-12

Zack, 11, whose parents are divorced, narrates this full-color photo-essay. He lives with his mother and her partner, Margie. His father lives within walking distance with his new wife and their baby. Zack feels lucky that, “My dad and my mom are still friendly. He’s really cool, and never says ignorant things about gay people.” Some of his friends do, though, and he has to confront this. He also dispels the myth that gay parents automatically have gay kids: “I’m not my mother. I’m me. I plan to get married to a woman and have my own family one day.” Zack skates in the gay pride parade in New York City with his mothers (they walk), and goes to Shea Stadium with his dad. He is a regular kid. He calls Margie his “second mother” and says her parents “are like my grandparents.” By the book’s end, Zack has a second little sister, Margie’s child by “a medical procedure, sort of like an operation, but not as complicated. When it was over, Margie was pregnant”.

40 pages
ISBN: 978-0822525813