There are different ways to show and be who you are in this affirming photographic picture book that offers a celebratory and informative look at kids and their wide-ranging gender identities.

Product Code: 9033
ISBN: 9780063240469
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Clarion Books
Pages: 48
Published Date: 09/06/2022
Availability:In stock
Price: $18.99

“Sometimes it’s hard when kids say you have to be a boy or a girl when you’re not. Everyone should feel safe to just be who they are.”

Girls, boys, neither, both, or just not sure. Kids are kids! There are different ways to show and be who you are.Who is the true you?With the permission of their parents, the children in this photographic picture book were recorded and transcribed by authors Gwen Agna and Shelley Rotner as they were photographed. These powerful testimonials paired with a spare narrative and vibrant, joyful portraits offer up a humanizing and moving exploration of kids and how they feel about their true selves.

Ages 4 to 8

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“The informative book, which fills a definite need as gender has become increasingly controversial, contains a generous collection of informative back matter, it includes a glossary, letters from a family and a trans woman, sources and resources, and more. If the book has a message, it’s articulated by a young boy who says, “Everyone should feel safe to be who they are.”- Booklist (starred review)

“Agna and Rotner’s text, presented against brightly colored backgrounds, encourages - “People might think your body is a clue to who you are. It is what you think that matters!' - while Rotner’s photographs capture exuberant self-expression, creating a crucial window and mirror for gender-expansive kids and their loved ones.” - Publishers Weekly

Look at all these beautiful faces! These children are positively glowing and I firmly believe that’s because each one of them feels free to be their unique and authentic selves. What a wonderful, joyous, affirming, celebratory book - I absolutely love it! - Lesléa Newman, author of Heather Has Two Mommies and Sparkle Boy

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