Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Who Are You? The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity by Brook Pessin-Whedbee

This is a short, simple picture book that includes a detailed discussion guide and a list of references and other materials that adults can use to discuss gender identity with young children.  The book claims to be for children age 4 and up, but could be read to younger children as well. I think this book can be useful for families, schools, and therapists.  As the medical community is learning more about the human body and what factors contribute to our gender identity, parts of our society are becoming less fearful and judgmental of people who at various places on the gender spectrum.  I hope that this book can help children and adults to gain a greater understanding and acceptance of all people, no matter what their gender identity may be.

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