Operation Marriage

By Cynthia Chin-Lee; Lea Lyon (Illustrator)
(PM Press, Hardcover, 9781604864229, 32pp.)

Publication Date: October 2011

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Description

Set in the San Francisco Bay area months before the passage of Proposition 8 banned gay marriage in California, this heartwarming picture book tells the humorous story of two stubborn kids who take matters into their own hands. When Alex loses her best friend in an argument over her family not being traditional,” she and her younger brother set out to convince their two mothers to have a real wedding. Though their parents are content with the commitment ceremony they had years earlier, their children’s determination prevails and couple is able to become legally married before the proposition takes effect. Their love for each other proves contagious as their neighbors begin to see past their prejudice and accept them for who they have always been: a normal, affectionate family. Based on a true story, this is a touching tale about those who face real challenges in their struggle for equality.




About the Author
CYNTHIA CHIN-LEE is the author of three other children's books, including "A is for Asia (Orchard Books), named one of the "Best 100 American Children's Books of the Century" by "Ruminator Review. She lives in Palo Alto, California.

Lea Lyon lives in California, where she paints and teaches art. She has illustrated several other picture books for Tilbury House.
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