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Katy Has Two Grampas

ISBN: 9781634893923
Binding: Hardcover
Illustrator: Mariia Luzina
Pages: 40
Trim: 9.5 x 9.5 inches
Published: 2/21/2021

Her world is so much brighter because of her gay grampas. Can Katy find the courage to show them off at school?

Katy feels hurt when the other kids make fun of her lisp. So to keep from getting teased or misunderstood, she stays silent. But then she discovers she’ll have to introduce her amazing relatives in front of class for Grandparents Day. Katy’s terrified no one will understand her, trembling with fear that her classmates will laugh at her.

Can Katy be brave and share two of her favorite people?

Katy Has Two Grampas is a heartwarming children’s picture book that is based on a true story about love and support in a modern family. If you or your child like books featuring kindness and love, exploring tricky feelings, and stories that celebrate our differences, then you’ll adore Julie Schanke Lyford and Robert A Schanke’s beautifully illustrated tale. 

Buy Katy Has Two Grampas to see how Katy overcomes her fears today!


Julie Schanke Lyford lives in the Twin Cities with husband Rafe, their daughters Katy and Madi, their dog Wallace, their bearded dragon Evan, and a rosy boa named Milo. An LGBTQ activist in the Twin Cities, Julie lobbied for same-sex marriage before it became legal and, trained by Minnesota United, traveled the state giving speeches to help pass the vote.

Robert A. Schanke, a retired college theatre professor, has published several books featuring LGBTQ theatre artists in America. His books have twice been finalists for the Lambda Literary Award, and his biography of playwright Mercedes De Acosta won ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award. Robert and his husband Jack have been together for over thirty-five years and live in Des Moines.


"As a rabbi, gay dad, and community leader, I am delighted to finally have a children's book available that shows the beautiful, heartwarming, funny, and loving relationship between children and grandparents who happen to be gay. I can't wait to order a copy for my future grandchildren!" - Michael Adam Latz, lead rabbi of Shir Tikvah Congregation

"It's important for children to see other families like their own—it shows them they are not alone." - Dot Belstler, executive director of Twin Cities Pride



Katy Has Two Grampas
Katy Has Two Grampas