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

Theresa Thorn, illus. by Noah Grigni. Holt, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-250-30295-3
Thorn offers an inclusive primer about gender that integrates vocabulary words and definitions into the text (“Non-binary is a helpful word that can describe a kid who doesn’t feel exactly like a boy or a girl”). Illustrations feature gender-expansive individuals going to school, making art, and spending time with family, normalizing the expressions. With heavy lines and textured forms, the images by #OwnVoices illustrator Grigni are a blend of jewel-toned shapes with textured lines reminiscent of block prints. The spirit of free expression and creativity infuses every spread of this inclusive exploration. Ages 4–8. (May)
Reviewed on : 03/27/2019
Release date: 05/14/2019
Genre: Children's
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