A new kid’s book featuring a five-year-old girl, her two mums and their pets will be launched at the Feminist Bookshop this weekend. Sydney mother Vicki Harding has written My House, an early educational resource and the first in a series of stories about the lesbian-parented family. Harding says it’s a great buy for dyke parents and their children, as well as the wider community. All children deserve to have their family life validated at school. And all children benefit from learning about diversity, she says. The book is aimed at five- to seven-year-old readers and is illustrated by Sydney artist Chris Bray-Cotton. There’s a campaign under way to get the book into WA primary schools, and schools in NSW could follow soon after. A variety of government and non-government organisations have donated funds and in-kind support for the book’s publishing, and teachers, Year One students and lesbian mums have been involved in the project from start to finish. Harding will launch My House at the Feminist Bookshop in Lilyfield on Saturday 28 September. The second book in the series, Going To Fair Day, will be launched in October.

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