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Children's Fiction Lgbt

M Is For Mustache

by (author) Catherine Hernandez

illustrated by Marisa Firebaugh

Flamingo Rampant
Initial publish date
Oct 2015
LGBT, Alternative Family, Other, Non-Religious
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2015
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p
  • Reading age: 3 to 5


It's Pride and it's time for a young queerspawn to get ready for the march. Join her and her beloved chosen family members as they dress up and get down to celebrate their beautiful love. Told in an ABC format, tiny readers will delight in all the sparkles, noisemakers and mustaches as this unique family takes to the streets in joyful jubilee.

About the authors

Catherine Hernandez (she/her) is an award-winning author and screenwriter. She is a proud queer woman who is of Filipino, Spanish, Chinese and Indian descent and married into the Navajo Nation. Her first novel, Scarborough, won the Jim Wong-Chu Award for the unpublished manuscript; was a finalist for the Toronto Book Awards, the Evergreen Forest of Reading Award, the Edmund White Award, and the Trillium Book Award; and was longlisted for Canada Reads. She has written the critically acclaimed plays Singkil, The Femme Playlist and Eating with Lola and the children’s books M Is For Mustache: A Pride ABC Book and I Promise. She recently wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Scarborough, which is currently in post-production by Compy Films with support from Telefilm Canada and Reel Asian Film Festival. She is the creator of Audible Original’s audio sketch comedy series Imminent Disaster. Her second novel, Crosshairs, published simultaneously in Canada and the US and the UK this spring, made the CBC's Best Canadian Fiction, NOW Magazine's 10 Best Books, Indigo Best Book, Audible Best Audiobooks and NBC 20 Best LGBTQ Books list of 2020. Her third children's book, Where Do Your Feelings Live? which is a guide for kids living through these scary times, has been commissioned by HarperCollins Canada and will be published in winter 2022. 

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Marisa Firebaugh grew up in a sun-soaked home filled with paints, books, and dogs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her mother was also an artist, and Marisa grew up drawing, painting and dancing too close to her mom’s rock and roll vinyls. Marisa honed her craft at Academy of Art University. Marisa is mixed-race Chinese-American. She now lives on a sailboat in Seattle, Washington, and delights in creating colorful and whimsical illustrations.


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