Inspired by the author’s own little boy, "Shadow’s" main character likes princesses, fairies and things "not for boys"...he soon learns (through the support of his dad) that everyone has a shadow that they sometimes feel they need to hide. This is an important book for a new generation of children (and adults alike) which exemplifies the concepts of unconditional love, respect and positive parenting.
A straightforward exploration of gender identity that will give children a fuller understanding of themselves and others. Written by the mother of a transgender child and illustrated by a non-binary transgender artist.
Casey loves to play with his blocks, puzzles, and dump truck, and he also loves things that shimmer, glitter, and sparkle. Casey’s older sister, Jessie, thinks this is weird. Shimmery, glittery, sparkly things are only for girls. Right?
A little creature is born in the land of This and That, and it doesn’t seem to fit in. It has a little bit of This and a little bit of That, but neither kind accepts it and they give it the name “Neither”. Neither finds a home in the Land of All, where everyone fits in.
Max is a transgender boy. He was nervous to go to school because he didn’t know what to expect. His teacher called on his name, but he asked if she could call him Max. His friends at school asked why he preferred to be a boy, he said he felt like a boy on the inside.
Maddy likes how in between rain and sunshine there is a rainbow. Maddy likes sporks because it isn’t a spoon or a fork, it’s both. Maddy likes the motorcycle because it's like a car and a bike, it’s entirely its own thing. Maddy is entirely their own person, not a woman or a man.
Ari’s pronouns change depending how Ari feels. Ari shows Ari’s Uncle Lior around the neighbourhood and goes describing the neighbours with their words and pronouns. Ari is upset because Ari doesn’t know which pronoun fits today. Ari feels like they/them, and their other words are impatient, bouncy, excited, nervous, colourful, and hopeful.
Mary Walker was a girl who was tired of dressing in long, uncomfortable dresses. One day she decided to put on pants. People complained that pants were for men and that she was going to regret wearing them. Mary doubted if it was right to stop putting on pants just because others said so.
One day in the park, the family was ready to leave, and a boy said goodbye to the younger sister by calling her "Jack". Susan told her little sister that her name is Jackie not Jack. Jack lets his family know that he would like to be called "Jack" and that he is not a girl but a boy. It took time for Susan to accept her little brother's change, but he still has the same laugh she loves to hear.