Brannen’s Uncle Bobby’s Wedding (2008)

Sarah S. Brannen’s Uncle Bobby’s Wedding, published in 2008 by G.P Putnams’s Sons, is DELIGHTFUL. The story focuses on Chloe, a little girl worried that her favorite uncle, Bobby, will have less time for her once he marries his partner, Jaime. The couple announce their engagement at a family picnic, and everyone is thrilled, everyone that is except Chloe. Chloe shares her concerns with her mom and later her uncle who explains she isn’t losing an uncle, she’s gaining one. Luckily, Jaime is as fabulous as Bobby.

I love this book. It’s very sweet and accessible. I especially appreciate the unequivocal celebration of queer love. The only issue I have is with the illustrations, which are fine, but I do not know what animal the main characters are supposed to be – gophers? IDK and I watch a lot of Wild Kratz with my three-year-old.

Used copies are widely available and quite inexpensive. Definitely worth adding to your LGBTQ kid lit collection!

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