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Children's Fiction Lgbt

Roger and Matthew

by (author) Michel Thériault

illustrated by Magali Ben

translated by Pamela Doll

Publisher
Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Sep 2020
Category
LGBT
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554553433
    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
    List Price
    $12.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554554843
    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price
    $18.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 12

Description

Same-sex couples haven't always been accepted in society, but it is possible for love and beauty to triumph. Two boys are friends and age gracefully together as a same-sex couple.

  • A celebration of love in all its shapes and sizes!
  • A trip into Magali Ben's magnificent illustrated world!
  • An opportunity to discuss LGBTQ themes without stereotypes or shame.

About the authors

Michel Thériault is an author, musician and composer living in Moncton, New-Brunswick. His work, infused with a tender humour, is inspired by humanity's shortcomings and injustices and the twists of everyday life. As an iconoclast, he calls himself "a pop-mustard singer", and his guitar has travelled from Québec to France, and from Belgium to Switzerland. In 2016, he won the famous Éloïzes Award for Musical Artist of the Year. The text from Ils Sont... is originally a song called "Roger et Mathieu", in the CD "Drôle d'oiseau".

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A self-taught illustrator, Magali Ben's main source of inspiration is nature and all that surrounds it. Magali nurtures her work with beauty she finds in the world, with words, with films, paintings, photos and emotions. She counts herself lucky to be able to interact with a world where anything is possible: the world of imagination. Un petit bonheur tout rond is the third album she illustrates for Bouton d?or Acadie.

Magali Ben's profile page

Pamela Doll's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Same-sex couples haven't always been accepted in society, but it is possible for love and beauty to triumph. Two boys are friends and age gracefully together as a same-sex couple. Singer/Songwriter Michel Theriault effectively collaborates with artist/illustrator Magali Ben in the pages of Roger and Matthew to provide an informative picture book with an LGBTQ theme that is sensitive, thoughtful, and unreservedly recommended for children ages 6-9 and appropriate for family, elementary school, and community library Contemporary Social Issues picture book collections for young readers."
Midwest Book Review

"A sweet introduction to the idea of same-gender couples that focuses on the love between the two individuals and completely normalizes the relationship on a level appropriate for the youngest readers."
Kirkus Review

"An ode to the quiet constancy of love, Roger and Matthew knocks on the doors of our hearts and invites conversations."
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