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Authors Team up to Promote LGBT Characters and Storylines in Children’s Literature
Authors hold meet and greet to discuss children's books on LGBT adoption and same-sex marriage.
Panzini and Kramer are the co-authors of Some People Have Two Dads and Some People Have Two Mums, two books that cover the topic of children living in households with same-sex parents. Panzini’s latest book is set to be released in early April and is titled, Adopting our Two Dads. The story revolves around two children who end up being adopted by a loving gay couple.
Rosswood is the American author of My Uncle’s Wedding, a children’s book about same-sex marriage which topped Amazon’s Bestseller’s List in the Gay & Lesbian Parenting & Families section when is was first published. It currently has a 5 Star rating and California State Senator, Mark Leno, even gave the book a Senate Certificate of Recognition in the United States. Leno said, “The book plays a vital role in creating a brighter future for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and their parents.”
Panzini and Rosswood met on facebook where they discussed their admiration for each other’s work. Even though the two authors live on separate continents, they wanted to find an opportunity to meet up in person. They decided to have a joint book signing and meet and greet in London to help promote LGBT storylines in children’s literature.
“People love to identify with the main characters in the books they read, but there aren’t many options for children when it comes to books that reflect LGBT families,” explained Rosswood. “That’s why I’m excited to be teaming up with Luca and Fabri, two amazing authors who are helping to break down those barriers in children’s literature.”
The book signing will be held on Saturday, the 19th of April 2014 at the Gay’s the Word bookstore located at 66, Marchmont Street in Bloomsbury, London - just a short walk from Russell Square Tube Station. Panzini, Kramer, and Rosswood will be doing a public reading their work, meeting fans, answering questions, and signing books between 12 and 1PM.
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