A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Marlon Bundo with Jill Twiss
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: March 2018
My kids are way beyond picture books. That didn't stop us from all wanting A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. I'll buy it for any future grandchildren, even if they could be 10 years down the road. The book is necessary and supports two fantastic non-profits: AIDS United and The Trevor Project.
Marlon lives in a big house with his owners the Pence family. Marlon finds life within the house pretty boring. He also finds the vice president's schedule and discussions to be boring. Things change when he goes outside to explore the garden. He makes a friend.
With Wesley by his side, Marlon sees life differently. He feels amazing. He knows what it is like to love someone. He wants to get married, but the big Stink Bug says no. The Stink Bug says that marriage between two people of the same gender is wrong. It's unnatural and cannot happen he spouts. Wesley and Marlon and their friends set out to make a change.
I love the message in this book. Basically, intolerance of another human is not acceptable. It doesn't matter where your preferences are. In matters of the heart, what matters most is love. I'm thrilled to have supported two very deserving charities again through the purchase of a book we can pass down through generations. Hopefully, by the time I do have grandkids, the world will be a friendlier place for all.
To learn more about the charities this book supports, visit these sites.