Seeing Gender: An Illustrated Guide to Identity and Expression

Regular price $ 19.99

by Iris Gottlieb, foreword by Kacen Callender

Chronicle Books

04/26/2022, paperback

SKU: 9781797211978


Now with a new foreword by National Book Award Winner Kacen Callender, this fascinating book on a relevant subject illustrates the complexities of gender and sexuality through history, science, sociology, and the author's own story.

Gender is an intensely personal, yet universal, facet of humanity. In this vibrant book, queer author and artist Iris Gottlieb visually explores gender in all of its complexities, answering questions and providing guidance while also mining history and pop culture for the stories and people who have shaped the conversation on gender.

Informed by Gottlieb's personal experiences, this deeply researched and brilliantly rendered book demystifies this fluid topic at a critical time. For LGBTQIA+ people, Seeing Gender offers a space for self-exploration, giving comfort, advice, and reassurance in the sometimes confusing process of navigating one's identity. For allies, this book is an essential tool for understanding and thoughtfully participating in this necessary cultural conversation. Whatever one's position, Seeing Gender is a must-read people who are passionate about changing the way we see and talk about gender and sexuality in the twenty-first century.


Perfect for:

- Those exploring their gender identity and sexuality
- Parents/friends/relatives of those exploring their gender identity and sexuality
- LGBTQ+ people
- Allies who want to understand, empathize, and participate in this movement

Target age: 13 to 17


"[Seeing Gender is] an informative hodgepodge that explores gender identity and related subjects." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Gottlieb has adapted her primer on gender, identity, and sexuality for teens... Readers will be immediately drawn to Gottlieb's colorful, detailed, and stylized artwork and will stay for the succinct text... A beautiful and enlightening guide for readers new to the topics." -- Booklist, starred review

About the Contributors:

Iris Gottlieb is a Durham, North Carolina-based illustrator and author of Seeing Science and Natural Attraction. Her work aims to educate, humor, and provide accessible information through visual storytelling. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, The Exploratorium, and beyond.

Kacen Callendar is the National Book Award winning author of King and The Dragonflies, the Stonewall Award winning author of Hurricane Child and the Stonewall Award Honor winning author of Felix Ever After. Their other bestselling works include This Is Kind of An Epic Love Story and the adult novel Queen of the Conquered. Kacen currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.