by Sarah Savage, Illustrated by Joules Garcia
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
"My Dad's name is Haley. She used to be a he but now she is a she! Last year she did this thing called transition. She grew her hair long, painted her nails in bright colors and started wearing different clothes."
When Mini's cousin accidentally misgenders her dad Haley, Mini explains why misgendering is hurtful and why we need to treat trans people with respect. Mini speaks with confidence about transitioning and gender identity, and helps to educate and empower others with trans relatives or friends.
This brightly illustrated book for children aged 3-7 will aid discussion with children about a loved one transitioning or about trans people in general. Featuring a child with a dad who has transitioned, this book passes on an important message about acceptance and respect, and covers pronouns, dysphoria, family diversity and misgendering
Target age: 3 to 7
"A simple story that speaks volumes about the kindness and joy in acceptance. An incredibly useful book for an early years setting." -- Juno Roche, author of Gender Explorers, Queer Sex and Trans Power
"Presented with fun and with key messages being about friends, cuddles, kittens, family & respect, this is a great book to support children whose parents may have transitioned, or starting off on a journey towards their authentic selves. It's an intergenerational book, with people presented as varied, diverse and accepting as most folk are in real life." -- Gscene Magazine
"Sarah's book gives our young people, teachers and families much needed vocabulary and knowledge to have open and safe conversations about gender identity in 2020 - the perfect resource for schools and libraries!" -- Dr. Elly Barnes MBE, CEO & Founder Educate & Celebrate
About the Contributors:
Sarah Savage is a trans-rights campaigner and co-founder of Trans Pride Brighton. She is the co-author of Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl? and lives in Brighton with her family.
Joules Garcia is an illustrator, embroiderer and cat enthusiast based in New York.