In this picture book for ages 2-5, Frank and Daddy are seen pursuing their daily routine; and on weekends the entire family goes on various outings.
It’s a useful and straightforward view of an alternative family, and the format – single lines of copy beneath full-page illustrations – are great for kids and adults.
Daddy’s Roommate was one of the first children’s books to portray gay life in a positive way; the gay couple do the same things heterosexual couples do: Take care of the house, argue, and spend time with their kid.
The book has become one of the most banned books in recent years. The American Library Association listed this book as number 2 in their list of the 100 most challenged books from 1990-2000, due to its subject matter and targeted audience.