Mike Curato on “Unwelcomed Love”

Mike Curato, author/illustrator of the adorably charming “Little Elliott” picture books, has a disheartening story on his blog today about a school visit in which a principal discouraged him from discussing one of his other popular books: “Worm Loves Worm,” written by J.J. Austrian. “Worm Loves Worm” is an invertebrate allegory to gay marriage, so you can guess the gist of the principal’s sentiments. Go read the full story from Mike.

(Don’t worry, it’s not entirely a bummer. There’s some poetic justice at the end. But even if there weren’t, it’s important to be aware that people from all kinds of marginalized groups are having these experiences daily.)

And check out “Worm Loves Worm” next time you’re at the library or bookstore!