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Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite

Daddy's Roommate (edition 1990)

by Michael Willhoite

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Title:Daddy's Roommate
Authors:Michael Willhoite
Info:Alyson Books (1990), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 32 pages
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This family is a little different. But what he discovers about his father makes him love him even more.
  kesharra | May 28, 2015 |
The young boy in this story speaks about his parent’s divorce. He then realizes that his father and his male roommate do everything together. They take part in activities that are familiar to all other kinds of families. His father seems happy and the young boy sees that his father’s roommate is a lot like his own father. He sees that his father is happy and in love, and therefore he is happy.

This is a great way to introduce non-traditional families. There are more and more children with same sex parents andit is often underrepresented in children's books. This book will help students that belong to this community see themselves in the books.

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Reading Level: Primary Readers
  rdg301library | May 24, 2015 |
A little boy's parents divorce and his dad has a "roommate" that lives with him. Great story about the accepting of a gay parent.
  JaniceBrody | May 21, 2015 |
"Daddy's Roommate" tackles the topic of divorce, as well as homosexuality, in a positive light. One weekend, Michael goes to visit his father, and see that his father, and his father's new roommate do all the things normal couples would do, like clean the house, argue with one another, and take time to spend with Michael. This book is banned in some places, and highly controversial for the message it portrays.
  caseymdaniels | May 20, 2015 |
A boy always visit his dad during weekends, his dad is living with his roommate, the little boy sees they do a lot of things together. His mom told him that his dad is gay, the little boy doesn´t know what way is and his mom explained him that gay is another way of love and that´s another way of happiness the little boy doesn´t care if his dad is gay or not because he is happy as well.
Age: 6
Source: Pierce College Library
  octavio1 | May 19, 2015 |
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My Mommy and Daddy got a divorce last year.
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This picture book is an auspicious beginning to the Alyson Wonderland imprint, "which focuses on books for and about the children of lesbian and gay parents." That the venture is being undertaken is in itself commendable: consciousness-raising concerning gay issues can handily begin at an early age with the help of books such as Willhoite's. His text is suitably straightforward, and the format--single lines of copy beneath full-page illustrations--easily accessible to the intended audience. The story's narrator begins with his parents' divorce, and continues, "Now there's somebody new at Daddy's house." The new arrival is male; Frank and Daddy are seen pursuing their daily routine (eating, shaving, sleeping--even fighting), and on weekends the three interact easily on their various outings. "Mommy says Frank and Daddy are gay"--this new concept is explained to the child as "just one more kind of love." Willhoite's cartoony pictures work well here; the colorful characters with their contemporary wardrobes and familiar surroundings lend the tale a stabilizing air of warmth and familiarity.
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A young boy discusses his divorced father's new living situation, in which the father and his gay roommate share eating, doing chores, playing, loving, and living.

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