Billy thinks it’s cool to have two daddies. Why then is he bullied in school? Why is his family “different”? De Guzman and Tayona’s ground-breaking book celebrates the triumph of love over prejudice as Billy learns to appreciate his unique place in the world.
Masaya si Billy dahil dalawa ang kanyang daddy. Subalit sa paarala’y may namumuhi sa kanya dahil dito. Bakit kakaiba ang kanyang pamilya? Ipinagdiriwang ng radikal na likha nina De Guzman at Tayona ang pananagumpay ng pagmamahal laban sa diskriminasyon habang tinutuklas ni Billy ang natatangi niyang lugar sa mundo.
About the Author
Since I took up writing stories (for both children and adults), I decided that I would write LGBTQI-themed stories. Being a gay man myself, my reason for writing is almost synchronous with my desire to tell my stories, or stories seen through an LGBTQI lens because I believe that sending out these stories to the world out there will contribute to society’s meaningful and real acceptance of LGBTQI folks. Dalawa ang Daddy ni Billy was created back in 2003 but it was not published until 2018 by Tahanan Books. In that 15-year gap, it was rejected by almost all children’s book publications in the Philippines. It is only in the last couple of years that Filipino publishers have considered publishing LGBTQI-themed works for children. Writing these kinds of stories still excites me now., --- Michael P. De Guzman
"A heartfelt snapshot of family love… and a child’s painless introduction to what being different is about.” – Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz, Chair , National Book Development Board
“Brave in theme and bold in writing with warmth and clarity… this book shines a spotlight on gay life and fatherhood.” – Danton Remoto, Head of School and Professor of English, University of Nottingham, Malaysia
- Format: Paperback, 32 pages
- Language: English, Filipino
- ISBN-13: 9786214220045