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Uncle What-Is-It is Coming To Visit!!

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Igor and Tiffany learn that their gay uncle is coming to visit... but their mother is interrupted before she can explain what "gay" means. The two children are alarmed when some older kids tell them what to expect. "Do we really want to meet this uncle?" they wonder. But the stereotypes are shattered when Uncle Brett finally arrives.
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Published July 1993 by Alyson Wonderland
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Amanda
Jun 29, 2011 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture, lgbtq
Very good look at what kids interpret the word "gay" means. A delightful read and great to use with older kids who sling around slurs without really realizing what they are saying.
Crystal
Oct 12, 2015 Crystal rated it it was amazing
Igor and Tiffany learn that their gay Uncle is coming to visit. Igor and Tiffany are unsure of what this means, and expect the worse. But when their uncle arrives, he shatters all stereotypes! This is a great book to introduce students to a touchy subject. Political correctness meets retrograde thinking in this story that helps students learn about the world around them. The book is set for ages 7 and up.
Jailene Soto
Feb 18, 2017 Jailene Soto rated it really liked it
This book could be read to children and I could talk about how we should not stereotype people. Some language is quite offensive though (fag, queer) so I am not completely sure if I would read it to them
Jordan Smith
Summary: This book is about two little kids who find out that their distant uncle is coming into town to visit them and their family. They have never met their uncle before, but they do know one thing about him—he is gay. When the two children learn that their uncle is gay, they go around their neighborhood and school asking people if they know what gay is or means because they do not know. Their neighbors and friends at school each tell the children a different story about what they believe and ...more
Jacey Hull
This a good book to help children learn to not judge people based on stereotypes.
Kaytlyn Witcher
Uncle What-Is-It is Coming To Visit is about two little kids who find out their distant uncle is coming. They have never met their uncle, however, the only thing they know about him is that he is gay. So the two little kids go around their neighborhood and school asking people they know what gay is. Each and every person has a different story about what they believe and understand gay to be. The day the children’s uncle comes to visit they are terrified to meet him. However, once he gets there t ...more
Kara Duncan
Unfortunately, the topic of homosexuals is one that is still taboo to this day. Uncle What-is-it is Coming to Visit is such a cute way to address this topic while staying light hearted and fun. This book goes around asking what is a 'gay man.' The book shows how without asking the right person about a topic such as this you will get many mixed responses. Tiffany and Igor ask around what is a gay man, but they get many differing answers. Finally they meet Uncle Brett and learn he is just a normal ...more
Kelsea Breedlove
Oct 05, 2015 Kelsea Breedlove rated it really liked it
Uncle What-Is-It is Coming To Visit!! Is told from two little kids perspective about what gay is to them. They know their uncle is coming to visit and that he is gay, however they never get the change to learn what gay really means from their mother before their heads are filled with tons of stereotypes of what it means when someone in your family is gay. Throughout the story you learn about how people judge others before even getting to know them, and what making judgments of someone does. In m ...more
Monica
Sep 18, 2015 Monica rated it it was amazing
1. "Uncle What-Is-It is Coming to Visit!!" by Michael Willhoite
2. Awards: none
3. Genre: diversity and inclusion
4. Setting: The children's home and neighborhood
5. This book would be one which I would put on my special book shelf which contains sensitive subject books. This one would be used if people were struggling with misconceptions about people who are gay, lesbians, or acceptance in general. It gives a realistic depiction of what a gay man is without be too graphic or unkind.
Paige
Oct 25, 2015 Paige rated it it was amazing
This is about two kids who get scared when their mother tells them their gay uncle is coming to visit. They do not know what gay means and they are told all different stereo types by neighborhood kids. This is a great book on diversity as well as stereo types on GLBT.
Paige Partlow
This book is about a group of children whose uncle is coming to town. It discusses language, confusion, and gay relationships. This book is appropriate for 5th to 6th grade. This book would be very relatable for children who deal with similar life situations.
Jesse Albers
Gay uncle coming to visit

Not sure if I would read this to my class, but could be used to explain to children (of the appropriate age) about "being different"
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