Tuesday Book Club with Andrew Pople: Wrestle! By Gus Skattebol-James
In a first for Tuesday Book Club, Tess and Andrew are discussing a children’s book!
“Wrestle!” by Gus Skattebol, Maya Newell and Charlotte Mars of “Gayby Baby” fame is a charming LGBTQIA book that focuses of issues of identity and acceptance within the gay community.
The book centers around a young boy who wants to attend Mardi Gras celebrations with his two mothers dressed up as his aspirant profession: a wrestler.
But his mothers wonder if encouraging the young boy’s interest in such a hyper-masculine activity is the right thing to do.
With gorgeous illustrations by Tom Jellett, this book is a rare example of children’s fiction with gay primary characters. It is an important addition to the library of any parent aiming to raise a conscientious child.