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.
PEN America files lawsuit in Escambia County, Florida, over banned books.
"Florida school district is sued over book restrictions" - New York Times
"What Should a Queer Children's Book Do?" - The New Yorker
BookTrust "100 best books for children from the past 100 years"
American Library Association 2021 Rainbow List
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year 2020
Bank Street 2021 Best Children's Books of the Year
ALA 100 most-challenged books of the last decade
Inclusive Storytime's Best of 2020 list, "Future Classics"
Finalist for the 2020 New England Book Awards
Article about the virtual launch in Publishers Weekly
Uncle Bobby's Wedding bans, challenges and censorship
NBC.com: "North Dakota weighs ban on "sexually explicit" library books"
“It’s a cute book... but it would be considered pornography under the bill
because the book includes gender identity."
Banned in Florida: Details here
Crawford County, Arkansas: LGBTQ+ book controversy continues
Challenges at a Maryland school - Fox News story
Interview on "As It Happens," CBC Radio
TIME Magazine: "Public Libraries Face Threats to Funding and Collections as Book Bans Surge
Ms. Magazine - The Banned Books We're Reading
Media inquiries: Little Bee Books
"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
“Uncle Bobby’s Wedding got the picture book glow-up of the century. I will fight anyone - I don’t think any picture book has been updated in a better way than this book.” - Picture Bookstagang
"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
"Public Libraries Next Censorship Battleground"
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.