Bound To Stay Bound

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 Uncle Bobby's wedding
 Author: Brannen, Sarah S.

 Publisher:  Little Bee Books (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 147099 ISBN: 9781499810080
 Ages: 3-6 Grades: K-1

 Uncles -- Fiction
 Weddings -- Fiction
 Same-sex marriage -- Fiction
 Gays -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Chloe is jealous and sad when her favorite uncle announces that he will be getting married, but as she gets to know Jamie better and becomes involved in planning the wedding, she discovers that she will always be special to Uncle Bobby--and to Uncle Jamie, too.

 Illustrator: Soto, Lucia

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (03/15/20)
   Booklist (05/01/20)

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Booklist - 05/01/2020 This reissue of Brannen’s 2008 story features virtually identical text, but its sprightly new illustrations offer one big difference: the characters are human this time around (they were guinea pigs in the original). Otherwise the story of a same-sex wedding is the same. Bobby remains little Chloe’s favorite uncle, and she is once again distressed when he announces he is marrying his friend Jamie—not because Jamie is a man, but because Chloe wants to keep having fun with Uncle Bobby. Happily, when Jamie joins them in their times together, the fun is only enhanced, and soon Chloe is wishing both men could be her uncle. She is elated, therefore, when Jamie explains that after he and Bobby are married, she will have two uncles. The wedding goes off with only a few humorous glitches, and when it is over, Chloe pronounces it the best wedding ever. And so it is. Not as groundbreaking as its first incarnation, yet this new, more realistic version nevertheless remains a large-hearted affirmation of society’s newest kind of wedding. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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