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Children's Books

New LGBTQ-Inclusive Children's Book Asks: What Makes a Family?

A new children's book by Seamus Kirst follows a young girl's journey of emotional discovery after she is asked which of her two dads is her "real dad."

Editor's note: This is a guest post from Seamus Kirst, author of the new LGBTQ-inclusive children's book "Papa, Daddy, Riley."

Throughout my life, I have discovered that reading provides an almost miraculous way of changing the way I think.

There is no medium that better offers insight into the perceptions, feelings and humanity of someone who is different from us. Through reading we become empathetic. Through reading we evolve. I have often emerged from reading a book, and felt like I was changed. In that, even in this digital age, I know I am not alone.

As children, reading shapes how we see the world. The characters, places, and stories we come to love in our books inform us as to what life might offer us as we grow up, and our world begins to expand beyond our own backyards.

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Children's Books

Dolly Parton Launches Weekly Children's Book Reading Series

Dolly Parton, the country superstar turned "book lady," is helping kids get to sleep in this time of unrest by reading children's books in her soothing southern drawl.

Dolly Parton, everyone's favorite LGBTQ country icon, has given us yet another reason to love her. Recently, she announced a weekly YouTube series called Goodnight with Dolly that will feature her reading children's stories. In an introductory video, she said she hopes the readings will be "a welcomed distraction during a time of unrest." She announced the series in conjunction with her literacy non profit Imagination Library — a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities within the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Republic of Ireland.

In each of the videos that have run so far, Dolly reads from the comfort of her bed, propped up by four enormous white fluffy pillows. Her southern drawl is so soothing — it just may help you get to bed as well. Below are links to the three books she's read so far: The Little Engine That Could, Llama Llama Red Pajama, and a children's book she authored herself Coat of Many Colors.

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