Chloe’s favorite uncle is getting married, and she’s not happy about it. But after a magical day with Uncle Bobby and his boyfriend, Jamie, Chloe realizes she’s not losing an uncle, but gaining one.

When Chloe’s favorite uncle announces that he’s getting married, everyone is excited. Everyone except Chloe, that is. What if Uncle Bobby no longer has time for picnics, swimming, or flying kites? Chloe just wants to keep having fun with her favorite uncle, but she’s afraid everything is going to change. Can Uncle Bobby and his boyfriend Jamie show Chloe that, when it comes to family, the more the merrier? In this inspiring, love-filled story, Chloe learns just what family means.

Produced in coordination with GLAAD, this adorable picture book is a positive example of same-sex marriage and a celebration of family.

Uncle Bobby's Wedding is now available wherever books are sold, in a new edition with new illustrations by Lucia Soto. The book is part of a partnership between the publisher, Little Bee Books, and GLAAD.

Order a signed copy from The Silver Unicorn Bookstore; free shipping within the U.S. 

Uncle Bobby's Wedding is a finalist for the New England Book Awards!

Article about the virtual launch in Publishers Weekly



"A joyous, heartwarming, sweet—and essential—update." - Kirkus, starred review 

"Those we love, [Soto] and Brannen show, needn't change just because they love someone else, too - there's plenty of room in the human heart." - Publishers Weekly

"This book would be so great in classrooms! I’m going to buy it for my nephew, and send it to him. I’m getting married next year, so I thought it would be a cute gift celebrating love and family!"  - TeachertoTeacher

"Valiant, valid, validating, valuable." - Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked

"What a joy!  Being an actual 'Uncle Bobby' myself, I'm thrilled that Sarah Brannen's beautiful and moving tale has arrived just in time for the young, twenty-first century reader." - Robert Sabuda


“Chloe’s wish comes true—not only will she not lose her favorite Uncle Bobby, but she’ll gain a SECOND uncle, too!  This tender story shows that love is love is love.”

— Brian Lies, author-illustrator of Caldecott Honor book The Rough Patch


“This is a heartwarming book about a loving family. I teared up reading this thinking of how wonderful it would have been to have read this as a child and how lucky I am to read it as an adult. Uncle Bobby and Jamie get to show Chloe that when they get married life does change, but only for the better.”

— Adam Rippon, Olympic medal-winning figure skater


2008 edition


Virtual book launch hosted by The Silver Unicorn Bookstore. Top L: Kyra Wilson Cook, event coordinator. Top R: Sarah Brannen. Lower L: illustrator Lucia Soto. Bottom R: Paul Swydan, owner.


© 2020 by Sarah Brannen

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