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Sex is a Funny Word: Interview and Giveaway
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Sex is a Funny Word: Interview and Giveaway

Our desire to have a book that does gender differently, and better, was key as we started writing “Sex is a Funny Word.” There weren’t any sex ed books for kids that included kids who are gender non-conforming, gender diverse, trans, or simply not sure where (or if) they belong given the options they see in ways that didn’t feel tokenistic or pathologizing.

6 Racially Diverse and LGBTQ Positive Children’s Books
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6 Racially Diverse and LGBTQ Positive Children’s Books

Dylan has found the feminist, racially diverse, LGBTQ-positive children’s books you’ve been looking for!

Book Reviews: Stories and Lives that Matter
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Book Reviews: Stories and Lives that Matter

A review of three books: The Twelve Tribes, We The Animals and Brown Girl Dreaming

Illustration: Brian Selznick
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Brian Selznick and Our Funny, Funny Families

On Brian Selznick and his lecture, Love Is a Dangerous Angel: Thoughts on Queerness and Family in Children’s Books

Photo Credit: Clare Masson
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How Does your Library Stack up?

I loved sorting our books as a joint activity. It was really insightful to hear how my daughter determined whether characters were boys or girls.

Interview with Author of Jacob’s New Dress
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Interview with Author of Jacob’s New Dress

I held within my two hands a book about a kid having a very similar situation—written with a delicacy and understanding that blew me away. I was lucky enough to able to interview one of the authors of Jacob’s New Dress, Sarah Hoffman.

Teaching the Cat to Sit: One Woman’s Struggle with Faith and Family
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Teaching the Cat to Sit: One Woman’s Struggle with Faith and Family

With Teaching the Cat to Sit, Michelle Theall hopes to help those growing up in conservative Christian households.

REVIEW: I Am Jazz
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REVIEW: I Am Jazz

A review of Jazz Jenning’s book about being transgender “I am Jazz.”

PHOTO CREDIT: FLAMINGO RAMPANT
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An Answer to the Problem of Finding Diverse Children’s Books for All Children in All Families

Why is it so hard to find books for children that truly represent the diversity in our world? Author S. Bear Bergman shared with me that in 70% of children’s books where people are featured, boys are the main characters. In 93% of children’s books where people are featured, the main […]

Rewriting the Ending: Patrick Ness’s More Than This
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Rewriting the Ending: Patrick Ness’s More Than This

I’m reading Patrick Ness’s More Than This. It’s the kind of book I never read — young adult, science fiction, post-apocalyptic — and that may be a mistake because it’s fabulous.