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Mini Mia and Her Darling Uncle by Pija Lindenbaum
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Apr 06, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: diversity, picture-books, family, love, gay-lesbian

Mini Mia loves her eccentric uncle and the time they spend together. Then Uncle Tommy gets a 'roommate' and Mini Mia rebels against having to share her darling uncle with boring old Fergus. Uncle Tommy is, obviously, gay... in an amusing but very stereotypical way: "I like meat loaf fine. But Tommy prefers sushi." Tommy is also terrible at sports, is cultured, frequents the opera and does hair. Whatever... bout as good as it gets at present. (Fergus IS good at soccer, if that helps at all.) I hear this book has some parents up in arms, but young kids would never even realize that darling uncle is a homosexual guy - we adults are much more intimate with the stereotype. And so what? GASP! Gay people exist!
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Kate You've got to be kidding people are REAL?! Gasp!! Seriously, parents just need to GROW UP!!

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