Fall 2020

Second Dad Summer

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Jeremiah just wants a normal summer with his dad. But his dad has moved in with his new boyfriend Michael who serves weird organic food and is constantly nagging him. Worst of all, Michael rides a bicycle decorated to look like a unicorn. This is not the summer Jeremiah wanted. But Jeremiah soon learns that being a family comes in many surprising forms.

Format Your Price
978-1-947159-24-2
On pre-order until 08/04/2020
$12.74
978-1-947159-26-6
On pre-order until 08/04/2020
$19.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Category Diversity
Copyright 2020
Publisher Red Chair Press
Imprint One Elm Books
Language English
Number of Pages 224
Publication Date 2020-08-04
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV060000, JUV005000, JUV013090
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8
Lexile 570
Guided Reading Level Y
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, and eSource

Reviews

Foreword Reviews

“The book’s characters are vibrant, and the novel is welcoming and inclusive. Insightful and sensitive, Second Dad Summer is a story all about the meaning of family and the value of acceptance.”—Foreword Reviews, LGBTQ+ Spotlight

Booklist

“. . . [A] cornucopia of discussion topics and an array of positive alternative role models . . .”—starred, Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“Through Klas’ eminently likable young protagonist, readers enter a space where homosexuality and bisexuality are thoughtfully discussed and traditional ideas of masculinity are explored and challenged. . . .Touching and unforgettable.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Benjamin Klas

Benjamin Klas lives in Minnesota with his partner and their son. His work has appeared in literary magazines and a collection by LGBTQ authors.

Illustrator: Fian Arroyo

Fian Arroyo has been illustrating for over 20 years. He lives in the mountains of North Carolina. When he is not drawing he can be found fishing or mountain biking.

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Second Dad Summer

Jeremiah just wants a normal summer with his dad. But his dad has moved in with his new boyfriend Michael who serves weird organic food and is constantly nagging him. Worst of all, Michael rides a bicycle decorated to look like a unicorn. This is not the summer Jeremiah wanted. But… View available downloads →