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Celebrating Pride with Books About Gender Diversity

Some of the best things in the world aren't one thing or the other, but in between...and entirely fantastically their own. Are you a boy or a girl? Some people expect others to be either a boy or a girl and don't understand that not everyone fits in to that either/or category. Some people identify as non-binary or gender fluid (not just a boy or a girl), transgender or gender diverse (not the sex they were assigned at birth.) Some people express themselves in gender nonconforming ways, like a boy who is most comfortable wearing dresses. You can explore gender nonconformity and gender expression with your kids with two books from Magination Press, My Maddy and Jacob's Room to Choose. In My Maddy, a young girl's parent is neither a boy or a girl. They are something entirely, wonderfully their own. In Jacob's Room to Choose, Jacob and his friend, Sophie, get chased out of the school bathroom because of the way they look, but their teacher helps the kids in their class understand stereotypes and gender expression. It's important for children to understand that people identify and express themselves in diverse and wonderful ways, and that friends and family are about love and acceptance. Magination Press books about gender nonconformity can help. Read an interview with Jacob here. Learn about appropriate gender identity vocabulary here. Magination Press is proud to offer books for kids and teens that celebrate LGBTQ+ voices and promote inclusive school and family values. Check out the Rainbow Collection.

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Celebrating Pride with Books About Gender Diversity 2020-06-07T19:34:48-04:00

Celebrate Pride Month with Books!

June is Pride Month! Every week in June, Magination Press Family will post a piece featuring books in our Rainbow Collection. Magination Press is proud to offer books for kids and teens that celebrate LBGTQ+ voices and promote inclusive school and family values. Our books: are evidence-based and written by child development experts come with guides for caregivers and resources to further books' messaging in the classroom, in the community, and at home backed by the American Psychological Association's mission to benefit society and improve lives Some of our titles for young readers focus on pride itself, the rainbow flag, and LBGTQ+ community leaders. For example: Rainbow: A First Book of Pride, by Michael Genhart, PhD, explores the meaning of pride and of the different colors in the rainbow flag in a format perfect for young readers. Read a piece Dr. Genhart wrote about writing Rainbow: A First Book of Pride. Three books by Gayle E. Pitman, PhD explore various aspects of LBGTQ+ history and experience for young readers: This day in June… Parade starts soon… Rainbow arches… Joyful marches! Sewing the Rainbow: The Story of Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag was selected for the American Library Association's 2020 Rainbow List. It tells the powerful story of Gilbert Baker and the creation of the rainbow flag. This Day in June shares the sights, sounds, and people celebrating at a Pride festival. It won a Stonewall Book Award and was a Top Ten Selection for the ALA Rainbow List. Read an interview with Dr. Pitman about writing This Day in June. When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community shows how one couple's activism transformed their community—and had ripple effects throughout the world. In upcoming posts we'll explore Magination Press books about gender identity and expression, LBGTQ+ families, and books for LBGTQ+ teens. Check out our whole Rainbow Collection!

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Celebrate Pride Month with Books! 2020-06-03T22:13:24-04:00