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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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Published in 1990; the child in the story is excited that "Frank likes me too!" and there is a sweet stepparent relationship rather than a combative one. It's a little odd that he's described as a roommate, but they later explain that, 'Being gay is just one more kind of love." ( )
  CALammert | Apr 6, 2016 |
This book was about a child who is not only dealing with divorce but is also learning new things about his dad. He learns that his father is gay. This book shows that its okay to have gay parents.
  ashleighgoad | Nov 30, 2015 |
It is about a boywhose dad divorces his wife and moves with another man, who turns out to be his gay couple
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  Andresbenitez | Nov 30, 2015 |
The book is about a boy who has two dads. His parents got divorced and his dad has anew roommate. He learns that its ok to have two dads and even thought his parents are divorced they still love him the same.
  emmerz | Nov 9, 2015 |
Daddy's roommate by Michael Willhoite is a story of a boy whose parents get divorced and after, the father begins spending a lot of time with his new, male roommate. The story talks of all the very normal things the boy does with his dad and his dad's new roommate and near the end of the book, it is finally revealed that the roommate is indeed the father's boyfriend. The book does a wonderful job of showing the reader how having opposite sex parents versus same sex parents is really no different and that both loves are equal. This is a great book to use when talking about diversity an different types of families. This could relate to many kids who live with this as their reality and show other children that nothing is wrong with it. There is definitely a potential for problems with parents who don't want their child exposed of this kind of thing. The book addresses this issue very well and uses a very kind, normal sounding voice to do so. There is no form of hate or discrimination. I personally would use this book in my own classroom and would recommend to others. ( )
  hallen11 | Sep 28, 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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