Gordon the Giraffe Original Graphic Novel
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ISBN: 9781927424537
Diamond Code: JUN12 0789
Genre: All Ages Adventure
Writer: Bruce Brown
Gordon lives with his mother in the hidden kingdom of Ugladunga. Every day, the adult giraffes gather on the other side of the waterfall, but the kids meet to play the game Mulunga Doo in pairs: one boy and one girl. When Gordon is asked to play the game by Gary, the other young giraffes laugh at them and ask Gordon if he is a girl. Hurt, Gordon flees to his mother who tells him that he must follow his heart. The next day, the boy giraffes plan to teach Gordon a lesson, but their plan backfires, and Gordon must save them from plummeting down the waterfall. In the end, Gordon teaches the other boy giraffes that they should love everyone--even those who are different from themselves.

GLBT Bookshelf
“At face value it’s a simple story, but behind it is a world of meaning. Kids will see only the story itself – which is presented in big, easy-to-read print and simple language, accompanied by charming illustrations. Parents will see beyond the story to the real gist. It’s about having the freedom to choose, to be who we are – or want to be, when we grow up, at any rate. It’s about parents having the courage (not to mention the decency) to respect their kids’ choices and not try to force them into alien roles. And the gentle subtext points out that gay people can be, and have been, among history’s greatest heroes … that bravery is not a specifically heterosexual quality.”
Laurie York and Carmen Goodyear Co-Directors, Freedom To Marry - The Journey To Justice
"This beautifully illustrated, heartfelt book teaches us that there's nothing wrong with "being different" and those who are "different" have a great deal to offer. We highly recommend Gordon The Giraffe for all who want to learn or teach compassion, empathy, and acceptance. Bravo on an inspiringly exquisite children's book!"
Michel Horvat, Award winning Documentarian “We are Dad”
“This book does not shy away from the sweet simple, natural love that grows from within each of us uniquely. Deftly illustrated in silouette, suggesting emotion and intent without defaulting to over-sentimentality to deliver poignancy. An important children's book for any parent that wishes their child lessons of tolerance and acceptance toward themselves and others.”
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