Before a venue full of the presence of young people, adults, students, professionals, activists, and more, this Tuesday afternoon at Casa Haas “Las Familias del vecindario” was presented, an inclusive book written by Diana Pineda with illustrations by Norali Uribe.
The writer, originally from Culiacán, Sinaloa, pointed out that this book is a crystallized dream that began when she was a student and in a literature workshop she had the initiative to create a story to highlight values such as unity, and took the opportunity to tell stories of different types. of family there is.
“‘Las Familias del vecindario’ gives visibility to the different types of families that exist today, it is a book that invites those families to be made visible, as teachers it is very difficult for us to talk about sexual orientation, and I have realizing that this is repeated in the students’ families,” said the author.
The story is told from the paws of “Serafín”, a kitten who travels through a neighborhood where he discovers the different types of families that range from two-parent, the most classic ones with a father, a mother and children; but also those reconstituted after a divorce; homoparents with a couple of two men or two women and with children; and adopted children, among others.
The book is a proposal that integrates the different realities and normalizes the types of family that exist, which go beyond the traditional, it will be an incentive for children to have a sense of belonging and for adults to break models of discrimination, he says. with different recreational activities and through a QR code, the little ones will be able to do activities before or after each reading.
Pineda said that the book has had a good response, and despite not having the seal of a publisher, it has been printed twice, being well received in Monterrey, Michoacán, Culiacán, Puebla, Mexico City, and it has been highly requested in several states of the Republic (Mexican) thanks to social networks.
“I invite you to give yourself the opportunity to read it, this book includes a didactic proposal that as teachers you can include in the new project, because in the new textbooks, as teachers we have to develop a project and the book is ideal when addresses the issue of family, the point is focused on the message of non-discrimination, inclusion and respecting the sexual orientations and identities of each person,” exclaimed the writer.
During the presentation, influencer Pelushe Stars served as moderator, and introduced a large panel of commentators such as teachers: Gladis Marlén Cárdenas, Víctor Manuel Sandoval Ceja, activists Elena Blanco Flores and Angélica Villaseñor, journalist Felipe Osuna, doctor Esteban González and the psychologist Israel Tavera Posadas, as well as public servants from the state and municipal governments and teachers from Mazatlán and southern Sinaloa.