Daddy's Roommate is a children's book written by Michael Willhoite and published by Alyson Books in 1991 (ISBN 1-55583-118-4). The book, about a young boy whose divorced father now lives with his homosexual partner, deals with the controversial subject of homosexual parents.
Daddy's Roommate was one of the first children's books to portray homosexuality in a positive light; the two men do the same things "normal" couples do: Take care of the house, argue, and spend time with the boy. Consequently, 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.
- Heather Has Two Mommies, by Lesléa Newman, portrays a lesbian couple in a similar positive light
- Homosexuality in children's literature
- ↑ The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000. ALA. Retrieved on 2007-04-13.
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