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Excerpt - Donovan's Big Day

"He had to take his place in line with Grandma and Grandpa and Nana and
Poppa right behind his baby cousin Sienna
who had flowers in her hair
and flowers on her dress
and flowers in a basket looped over her arm
and after he waited and waited and waited
when his turn finally came..."
 
"He had to walk--
not run, not skip, not hop, not leap, not bounce, not dance--down the aisle."
 
2009 Lesléa Newman

Reviews - Donovan's Big Day

"As in Newman's MOMMY, MAMA, AND ME (Tricycle, 2009) this book broaches a controversial issue in an appealing, nonthreatening way."
-- School Library Journal, April 1, 2011
 
"Centered on the child's experience and refreshingly eschewing reference to controversy, the book emerges as a celebration of not only Mommy and Mama's mutal love but progress toward equal marriage rights for same sex couples." -- Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2011

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