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Zack's Story: Growing Up with Same-Sex Parents

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A series of photographic essays, Meeting the Challenge demonstrates how young people facing a variety of special challenges make the adjustments their situations require. Each book tells the story of one child's day-to-day life, from the child's point of view. A strong supplement for school counseling programs.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 3rd 1997 by Lerner Publishing Group (first published October 1996)
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Apr 05, 2011 Lara rated it liked it
The pictures are dated, but otherwise it's a nice family story about a boy named Zack growing up with his mom and her lesbian partner.
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Jun 04, 2009 ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: absolutely nobody!
I do NOT like this children's book.

A direct quote from the book: I've heard some kids say really mean things about gay and lesbian people. When I told my mother this, she said, "The problem is not with us. It's with them."

I disagree with this as EVERYONE is allowed to have their opinion and this book pushes only their side of it. I do not appreciate being told that the problem is with me if I don't agree with them. Yes, people shouldn't be rude about it, but we are entitled to our opinions. Th
Jessica Levitt
Nov 04, 2012 Jessica Levitt rated it it was ok
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The photographs date this book, although the message still applies - growing up with same-sex parents makes you no different from any other family as long as you love each other. It would be a suitable resource to recommend to parents looking for a resource to share with their child, but because of the length of the essays accompanying each illustration it would not be very accessible for its intended audience of younger readers. I don't think I would include this title in my school library.
Jasmin Thompson
Apr 24, 2012 Jasmin Thompson rated it really liked it
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This is great book to have in your library. We live in a diverse world, so students may have questions about these issues. This book can be used to introduce a lesson about same sex parents or to explain what is a biography.
Chris Young
Jun 17, 2014 Chris Young rated it liked it
Zack describes being raised by his two moms. A harmless enough "lesson" book about tolerance, but nothing to write home about.
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