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It's Father's Day craft time in Akilah and Kai's class, but they don't have dads! So, they hatch a plan to create a special club. It's for all the kids in their grade who don't have a dad, but want to celebrate other family members instead. See what they make in The Zero Dads Club!
Paperback, First, 28 pages
Published 2015 by Flamingo Rampant
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Danni Green
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Another delightful new offering from the Flamingo Rampant press! This one features a group of first graders who come together to celebrate all sorts of "zero dads" family configurations, as well as different cultural and ethnic family customs that those families might have. I think a lot of kids would be really happy to experience this book, regardless of how many dads they have, but it would certainly be a good choice for a kid who is having a hard time or feeling left out because they don't ...more
Elizabeth
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yay, dark-skinned kids! (And really all 5 kids are kids of color, and one is in a wheelchair.) And the way Akilah is drawn in that first page reminded of me of Lilo (from the movie Lilo and Stitch). I also appreciated that the story jumps right in -- none of this, "One day, Akilah's teacher told the class they were going to learn to paint a tie as a Father's Day gift..."

The art is a subtle cut paper style, and I enjoyed that we also get the kids' art (and that their imagination is depicted in
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Jaie
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As a lesbian Baba, this book holds special meaning in our family. While the kids are describing their different (no dad) families, one character says "I live with my Mama and my Baba. My Baba is kinda like a girl but kinda like a boy."
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow, gorgeous collage illustrations mixed with drawings that the kid characters are doing! And full of brown and black kids! And this is hella-queer and alternative families: 2 moms, a butch mom, a trans mom, an abuela and tia, single moms!



It's a little short on plot and narrative: the story is the kids forming a "zero dads club" at school cause they all don't have dads to make cards for for father's day. Then they all talk about who their parents are and ... that's it. That said, I can't
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Crystal
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a nice way to remind children that there are many different configurations of families. There are children who do not have dads, there are children who have no moms. There are families where the adults my be a grandparent or aunt or multiple moms. In this story, it is about to be fathers day and the children figure out a way to support each other and celebrate their families even though they initially felt left out.
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Picture A233z 2015
Romelle
A great book celebrating diversity in the family.
Théo
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love to see so much diversity in a book for children! Gives me hope for a more tolerant and inclusive society!
AbsentLibrarian
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Challenges gender bias without becoming preachy or political. A Great addition to our picture book collection. Love the diversity of the characters in illustrations too!
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