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SCC Faculty Author Earns International Award

Dr. Gayle Pitman, has been awarded the 2015 Notable Book for a Global Society Award by the International Reading Association for her children’s book “This Day in June.”

Pitman is a Psychology and Women’s Studies Professor at Sacramento City College whose book was published last year. “This Day in June” is illustrated by Kristyna Litten and published by Magination Press, the publishing arm of the American Psychological Association.

The colorful book celebrates a Pride Parade, and is a “whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBT community. This Day in June welcomes readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united.”

“Also included is a Reading Guide chock-full of facts about LGBT history and culture, as well as a Note to Parents and Caregivers with information on how to talk to children about sexual orientation and gender identity in age-appropriate ways. “This Day in June” is an excellent tool for teaching respect, acceptance, and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.”

“This Day in June” is now available at Barnes & Noble,, and locally at The Avid Reader.

Congratulations, Dr. Pitman!