Friday, June 1st @ 6pm - Kids' PJ Party with Dr. Michael Genhart!
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur welcomes psychologist/author Dr. Michael Genhart back to the store as our guest bedtime reader on Friday, June 1st at 6pm.
Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! June is Pride Month and to celebrate, we're kicking it off with Dr. Michael Genhart reading you a bedtime story from his new picture book Love is Love. Get cozy, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies and get your books signed, then head home to bed.
It's love that makes a family.
When a boy confides in his friend about bullies saying he doesn't have a real family, he discovers that his friend's parents--a mom and a dad--and his two dads are actually very much alike.
Dr. Michael Genhart's debut story is the perfect resource to gently discuss discrimination with kids. This sweet and straightforward story shows that gay families and straight families and everything in between are all different kinds of normal. What makes a family real is the love that is shared.
Dr. Michael Genhart has been a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco and Marin for 25 years. During this time, he has specialized in working with children who have gay or lesbian parents, gay teens and coming out issues, same-sex relationships, and LGBTQ parenting matters. Additionally, he has supervised advanced psychology student interns through local doctoral training programs and been a consultant to colleagues particularly with regard to working with the LGBTQ population. He has also spent the last fifteen years visiting and speaking at local elementary, middle and high schools to engage students in conversations about LGBTQ issues.