Red: A Crayon’s Story

Greenwillow Books - He just can't be red, no matter how hard he tries! Finally, a brand-new friend offers a brand-new perspective, and Red discovers what readers have known all along. His teacher tries to help him be red let's draw strawberries!, his mother tries to help him be red by sending him out on a playdate with a yellow classmate go draw a nice orange!, and the scissors try to help him be red by snipping his label so that he has room to breathe.

A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and It's an Orange Aardvark! Funny, Red: A Crayon's Story, and colorful, insightful, by Michael Hall, is about being true to your inner self and following your own path despite obstacles that may come your way.

Red: A Crayon's Story - Red will appeal to fans of lois ehlert, but he is, eric Carle, and The Day the Crayons Quit, and makes a great gift for readers of any age!Red has a bright red label, in fact, blue. He's blue! this funny, colorful picture book about finding the courage to be true to your inner self can be read on multiple levels, heartwarming, and it offers something for everyone.

Greenwillow Books. But red is miserable.

I Am Jazz

Dial Books - The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere"This is an essential tool for parents and teachers to share with children whether those kids identify as trans or not. Dial Books. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers,  their parents, and teachers.

I wish i had had a book like this when I was a kid struggling with gender identity questions. I found it deeply moving in its simplicity and honesty. Laverne cox who plays sophia in “orange is the New Black”From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing.

I Am Jazz - This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way.

Who Are You?: The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity

Jessica Kingsley Publishers - Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Dial Books. It presents clear and direct language for understanding and talking about how we experience gender: our bodies, our expression and our identity. What do you like? how do you feel? Who are you?This brightly illustrated children's book provides a straightforward introduction to gender for anyone aged 5+.

An interactive three-layered wheel included in the book is a simple, how we express ourselves through our clothes and hobbies, yet powerful, tool to clearly demonstrate the difference between our body, and our gender identity. Ideal for use in the classroom or at home, a short page-by-page guide for adults at the back of the book further explains the key concepts and identifies useful discussion points.

Who Are You?: The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity - This is a one-of-a-kind resource for understanding and celebrating the gender diversity that surrounds us.

Julián Is a Mermaid

Candlewick - Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. A gem of a debut, love, julián is a Mermaid is a beautifully illustrated celebration of individuality, and acceptance. Seira wilson, amazon editorin an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. When julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress.

Julián Is a Mermaid - . Dial Books. But what will abuela think about the mess he makes — and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself? Mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality.

Introducing Teddy: A gentle story about gender and friendship

Bloomsbury USA Childrens - Whether it's riding a bike, or all of the above, playing in the tree house, having a tea party, every day holds something fun to do. Bloomsbury u S A Children s Books. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Errol can't figure out why, i've always known that I'm a girl teddy, until Thomas finally tells Errol what the teddy has been afraid to say: "In my heart, not a boy teddy.

I wish my name was Tilly, not Thomas. And errol says, "i don't care if you're a girl teddy or a boy teddy! What matters is that you are my friend. Dial Books. One sunny day, errol finds that Thomas is sad, even when they are playing in their favorite ways. Introducing teddy introduces the youngest readers to understanding gender identity and transition in an accessible and heart-warming story about being true to yourself and being a good friend.

Introducing Teddy: A gentle story about gender and friendship - Errol and his teddy, Thomas, are best friends who do everything together.

Jacob's New Dress

Albert Whitman & Company - Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Dial Books. Can he convince his parents to let him wear what he wants? This heartwarming story speaks to the unique challenges faced by boys who don't identify with traditional gender roles. Some kids at school say he can't wear "girl" clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school.

Bloomsbury u S A Children s Books. Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Albert Whitman Company.


Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - It's neither! neither tries hard to fit in, but its bird legs aren't good for jumping like the other bunnies, and its fluffy tail isn't good for flapping like the other birds. Bloomsbury u S A Children s Books. Albert Whitman Company. In the land of this and That, there are only two kinds: blue bunnies and yellow birds.

It sets out to find a new home and discovers a very different place, one with endless colors and shapes and creatures of all kinds. This colorful, simple, and touching story promotes diversity and offers a valuable lesson to the youngest of audiences: it is our differences that unite us. P. P1 {margin: 00px 0

Neither - 0px 00px 00px; font: 13. 0px times} in this colorful and touching story that celebrates what makes each of us unique, a little creature that's not quite a bird and not quite a bunny--it's "neither"--searches for a place to fit in. Dial Books. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. But when a blue bunny and a yellow bird with some hidden differences of their own arrive, it's up to Neither to decide if they are welcome in the Land of All.

But one day a funny green egg hatches, and a little creature that's not quite a bird and not quite a bunny pops out.

Annie's Plaid Shirt

Upswing Press - Why can't her mom understand?Then Annie has an idea. Albert Whitman Company. Annie's plaid shirt is a mom's choice awards® gold recipient!a foreword reviews indies book of the year Awards Winner!A Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist! 5 STARS from San Francisco Book Review!Annie loves her plaid shirt and wears it everywhere.

. But will her mom agree?annie's Plaid Shirt will inspire readers to be themselves and will touch the hearts of those who love them. Themes of gender norms, identity, tolerance, individuality, and self-esteem. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Bloomsbury u S A Children s Books. But one day her mom tells Annie that she must wear a dress to her uncle's wedding.

Annie's Plaid Shirt - Annie protests, but her mom insists and buys her a fancy new dress anyway. Annie is miserable. She feels weird in dresses. Dial Books.

Pink Is for Boys

Running Press Kids - . Pink is for boys. And girls. Bloomsbury u S A Children s Books. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. An empowering and educational picture book that proves colors are for everyone, regardless of gender. Vibrant illustrations help children learn and identify the myriad colors that surround them every day, from the orange of a popsicle, to the green of a grassy field, all the way up to the wonder of a multicolored rainbow.

Dial Books. And everyone! this timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rainbow. Parents and kids will delight in Robb Pearlman's sweet, simple script, as well as its powerful message: life is not color-coded.

Pink Is for Boys - Albert Whitman Company. Featuring a diverse group of relatable characters, whether it's racing cars and playing baseball, Pink Is for Boys invites and encourages girls and boys to enjoy what they love to do, or loving unicorns and dressing up.

Sparkle Boy

Lee & Low Books - Bloomsbury u S A Children s Books. When jessie comes home from a party with glittery nails, Casey wants glittery nails too. Why can't both she and casey love all things shimmery, heartwarming story about acceptance, glittery, and sparkly? Here is a sweet, respect, and the freedom to be yourself in a world where any gender expression should be celebrated.

Jessica Kingsley Publishers. When his older sister, jessie, shows off her new shimmery skirt, Casey wants to wear a shimmery skirt too. And when abuelita visits wearing an armful of sparkly bracelets, Casey gets one to wear, just like Jessie. Boys aren't supposed to wear sparkly, shimmery, glittery things.

Sparkle Boy - Albert Whitman Company. Then, when older boys at the library tease Casey for wearing "girl" things, Jessie realizes that Casey has the right to be himself and wear whatever he wants. The adults in casey's life embrace his interests, but Jessie isn't so sure. Sparkly things are for everyone to enjoy! Dial Books.

. Casey loves to play with his blocks, shimmer, and dump truck, but he also loves things that sparkle, puzzles, and glitter.

They She He Me: Free to Be!

Reflection Press - Award winning children’s book author and artist Maya Gonzalez is joined by her partner, Matthew, in their first children’s book together. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. They she he me also pairs perfect with, The Gender Wheel, a story about Bodies and Gender for every body. With virtually no reflection for different gender presentations in children’s books available, together they created a book to do just that.

They she he me, free to Be shows many gender presentations under each pronoun and invites even more. Bloomsbury u S A Children s Books. The authors have succeeded in creating a gorgeous and much-needed picture book about pronouns and gender fluidity. Albert Whitman Company. Dial Books. The back offers a playful narrative about pronouns, inviting kids to know themselves inside and out, claim the pronouns that express the spirit of who they are and respect that in others.

They She He Me: Free to Be! - A go-to place to help keep the conversations alive, break down assumptions of who is “she” or “he” and expand beyond the binary to include “they” and more. Also included is some discussion for grown-ups on how to hold a supportive space for kids and for themselves. This book stands on its own, but it also serves as a great reference to expand gender in other books and media.

A beautiful and gentle exploration of identity and kindness.