Wednesday, October 28, 2009

BREAKING: Scholastic Will Not Exclude #LGBT Book from Fairs--GET A BOOK, THANK THEM!

"During the past 48 hours more than 4,000 members joined in calling for Scholastic Books to reverse their decision to exclude a book from Scholastic's popular book fairs, simply because the book featured two moms raising a child. The book in question is Luv Ya Bunches by best-selling children’s book author Lauren Myracle. If this book isn't on your must-read list yet, it should be simply for its ability to spark conversations about the role LGBT parents play in our society.

Late today we got word, after negotiating with Scholastic representatives, that the company has decided to reverse their earlier decision and include the book in their spring book fairs. That's an awesome victory from one of the biggest and most influential educational book publishers and book retailers in the world, and it sends the clear message that there's absolutely nothing wrong with two men or two women raising a child."

You can visit Scholastic's blog here. Make sure you leave a thank you AND check out some GREAT YA books to get! I highly suggest getting Geography Club by Bret Hartinger--THE best LGBT Young Adult book I've EVER read, and a really quick, easy and fun read!

Make sure you buy it from Scholastic today--they've just affirmed our families and our equality!

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