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It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity


It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity

SKU: 9781250302953 Categories: , Product ID: 179279


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Title: It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity
Illustrator: GRIGNI NOAH
Publication date: 14/05/2019
Price: $30.00
Publishing status: Active

Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between.
This sweet, straightforward exploration of gender identity will give children a fuller understanding of themselves and others. With child-friendly language and vibrant art, It Feels Good to Be Yourself provides young readers and parents alike with the vocabulary to discuss this important topic with sensitivity.

Booklist (04/15/2019):
Grades 1-3 *Starred Review* Ruthie, a transgender girl, and her cisgender brother, Xavier, are the first two characters readers meet in this ambitious book for the youngest readers about gender identity. Next up is Alex, who is both a boy and a girl; and here comes JJ, who is neither. Together, these four kids epitomize the sometimes bewildering multiplicity of gender identities kids may encounter in their real lives, for, as Thorn writes, There are a never-ending number of ways to be yourself in the world. Thorn does a generally good job of dealing with these, er, thorny concepts, though?for full clarity?the book begs adult involvement in the reading experience. The adults will be helped by the presence of an appended glossary, an additional resource list, and a note on pronouns; speaking of which, the character JJ employs the gender-nonspecific they and them. Grigni’s boldly outlined but rather flat pictures?executed in watercolor, gouache, and ink?will help kids conceptualize the terms they’re encountering. The illustrators also expand the text by depicting gay and lesbian characters, boys wearing skirts, mixed-race couples, a character in a wheelchair, and an assortment of races and ethnicities. Obviously, as the song has it, we’re living in a big, wide wonderful world. And this book is a welcome addition to it, as it fills a large gap in the literature.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2019, American Library Association.)

ISBN: 9781250302953
Weight: 300gr
Dimension: 229mm X 229mm
Pages: 40

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Weight 300 g
Dimensions 229 × 229 mm