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 Jeremiah soon learns that being a family comes in many surprising forms.
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|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||Diverse Books: Immigration & Refugees, Diverse Books: LGBTQIA+, Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Red Chair Press|
|Imprint||One Elm Books|
|Number of Pages||224|
- 2021 Rainbow List Book
- Foreword INDIES Finalist
“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
“. . . [A] cornucopia of discussion topics and an array of positive alternative role models . . .”—starred, Booklist
“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 more than 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 →
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