Croatia is about to see the light of the first picture book about same gender families this month.
On the 18th of January, the Rainbow Families Association (Dugine Obitelji) in Croatia will introduce to the public the first picture book about same gender families with children.
The Association gathers around twenty same gender couples with children who decided to publish a picture book for their children as well as for all other children in order for them to comprehend that it is perfectly all right to have two mothers or two fathers in their life.
‘’There are already several picture books in Croatia (translations of foreign editions) that mention families with same gender parents, most often when describing different types of families. We wanted to make one just for Croatia’’, explained the Association coordinator Danijel Martinović.
Martinović also added that the first 500 copies would be distributed to schools and kindergartens who expressed their wish to have this particular picture book. They are mostly from Zagreb as well as from other parts of Croatia.
However, the picture book will not be available for sale. Those who fail to get their copy will be able to download it for free on the Association website where a special form could be found for those who would like to have a printed copy. In case of a larger number of printed copy requests, the Association will publish the second edition.
This interesting picture book will also be available in German, English, Italian and French.
The main characters of the picture book are children who describe their family, an ordinary family with same gender parents. ‘’We wanted our families to be more visible. As there are families with a single parent, or with adopted children, thus there are families with same gender parents’’, concluded Martinović.