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Twas the Night Before Pride - by Joanna McClintick (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: LGBT
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Format: Hardcover
Author: Joanna McClintick
Featured book lists: Target Kids Book Club - Kids
Language: English
Street Date: May 3, 2022
TCIN: 84601027
UPC: 9781536213430
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-2142
Origin: Made in the USA

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Book Synopsis



A glittering celebration of queer families puts Pride gently in perspective--honoring those in the LBGTQ+ community who fought against injustice and inequality.

Pride's . . . a day that means "Together, we are strong!"

This joyful picture-book homage to a day of community and inclusion--and to the joys of anticipation--is also a comprehensive history. With bright, buoyant illustrations and lyrical, age-appropriate rhyme modeled on "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," it tackles difficult content such as the Stonewall Riots and the AIDS marches. On the night before Pride, families everywhere are preparing to partake. As one family packs snacks and makes signs, an older sibling shares the importance of the march with the newest member of the family. Reflecting on the day, the siblings agree that the best thing about Pride is getting to be yourself. Debut author Joanna McClintick and Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator Juana Medina create a new classic that pays homage to the beauty of families of all compositions--and of all-inclusive love.



About the Author



Joanna McClintick is a debut children's book author and a licensed social worker at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center in Manhattan. When she was dreaming about building her family, she wrote this poem to honor Pride's history of resistance and imagined sharing it with her future child one day. It has become a tradition to read it at their annual brunch the day before the Pride March with family and friends. Joanna McClintick lives with her wife and child in Brooklyn.

Juana Medina is the author-illustrator of Juana & Lucas, which won the 2017 Pura Belpré Author Award; Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas; Juana & Lucas: Muchos Changes; and many other titles and has illustrated numerous picture books, including Smick! by Doreen Cronin and I'm a Baked Potato! by Elise Primavera. Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Juana Medina now lives with her family in the Washington DC area.

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3.1 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews
64% would recommend
28 recommendations

Nope.

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Ambn - 28 days ago
Not a good story. Don’t know why this needs to be marketed to children.
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Highly Recommend. Ignore the 1 Star Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Banana - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
This book is phenomenal. It's so fluent. The story starts with a present day queer family talking about their pride traditions, then it goes on to explain the history of Pride in a way that is easily digestible for younger children. Plus, the illustrations are fantastic and inclusive. There's several cultures and body types represented. So many similar stories have stick like renderings of people. This book is wonderfully and realistically illustrated.
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Exceptional. I loved it

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
GardeniaJasmineYlangYlang - 4 months ago
Everything. A must read. 10/10
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Amazing!!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Proud of my son - 4 months ago
I love this story. My family enjoys our home town Pride Festival every year. Our son is gay and we couldn't love him more. I wish this book had been around when he was a child. It rightfully normalizes having someone gay in your family. Life is too short to spread hate out of ignorance.
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Great book! Grandsons loved it!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Jspaz93 - 4 months ago
Great book for kids! Families come in all different forms! This is great for children with dame gender parents and for all kids to see that not all families are the same. Bright colors and beautiful illustrations! Either so much hate in the world it is great to see books about love.
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Dull

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Lindz - 4 months ago
Way too much of a victim mentality. Poorly written, and dull.
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Important read for all the family

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Middle age Mainer - 4 months ago
Nicely written for young families as well as Grand Parents and extended family...don't ban this one from your family library.
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Don't recommend

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Quality bargain shopper - 4 months ago
Should have used a different base story instead of “Twas the Night before ‘Christmas’”.
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Loved this book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Courtney - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Thank you Target for supporting diversity and inclusion! This is a lovely book celebrating pride and it’s history. *The negative reviews are all just noise from unhappy bigots. Don’t be swayed by hatred, this is a lovely read for any age.
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Cute Book!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Rockets - 4 months ago
Cute book, glad to have purchased it! Don’t let the haters dissuade you from checking it out.
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Kindness and Inclusion

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Dmxrob - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Our 6 year old nephew loved this book. It is all about acceptance and kindness. We are so happy to see him embracing kindness!
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Poorly Written - Bad Grammar/Punctuation

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
- 4 months ago
The book publisher must’ve been unable to afford an editor because this book is poorly written. It has incorrect grammar and incorrect punctuation throughout the book. My child is learning to read, and this book confuses her. I had to pen in the correct edits. Very sad that I spent as much as I did on it
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So bad I had to stop reading it

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Busy mom - 4 months ago
One of the worst books I’ve ever read. BORING!
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Angry Book

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
MelMKE - 4 months ago
So much anger and victimhood in this book. Teaching kids to be activists. Feeds into victim mindset.
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Not good

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Yooper - 4 months ago
Not a great book unless you enjoy a terrible read
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Awesome!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Pridecollection21 - 5 months ago
Super sweet and a great way to introduce a piece of history
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Cute and historically accurate

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Danielle - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Super cute! I love that it t lightly touches on the history of pride. We are a two mom family and our son loves reading this at night before bed.
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Great book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Sam - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Fantastic book! My aunt started to tear up as I was reading it to her.
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Awesome Book Celebrating Pride

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Sidda_Franc - 1 year ago
Great read for the whole family! Pride ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
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Nice Try

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Egp17 - 1 year ago
This was not our favorite. Not because of the topic, but because of the way it is written.
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