In recent years, many of the most frequently challenged books for children are books that feature LGBTQ characters and families. One of these books is Justin Richardson's And Tango Makes Three, a picture book based on a true story of two male penguins at Central Park Zoo who raised a chick together. This collection of lesson plans from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Welcoming Schools project is designed to help young learners explore family diversity via books, community activities, poetry, reflection, and more. These lessons are aimed at learners ranging from kindergarten through sixth grade. One lesson plan, designed for first and second grade students, centers on And Tango Makes Three. Other books featured in this collection include Mary Hoffman's The Great Big Book of Families and Todd Parr's The Family Book. Those who work with upper-elementary and junior high students will also want to check out the Using Literature Circles to Look at Family Diversity section, which features a list of book recommendations for students.
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