Plump, clumsy Lily is miserable in fifth grade where bullies torment her on the playground and in class because she has two mothers.
Across the room Clara sits still as a statue, never volunteering or raising her hand, answering only in whispers with her head down to avoid curious eyes, keeping her family's secret that she has two fathers.
One girl with two out-loud-and proud moms, another with in-the-closet dads. What could go wrong, right?
I loved Riding the Rainbow. It's different from what I usually read. It's the story of an eleven year old girl with two Mommies. She is terribly bullied in school. You will have to get past that. It's not easy to hear children repeating what they have heard from their parents. But you will get a happy ending. It's a very moving book and very thought provoking. Narration by Melanie Carey is excellent.