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Children's Books That Explain Gender Identity

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Discover books that explain the basics of gender identity using accessible, developmentally appropriate concepts.

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The Pronoun Book: She, He, They, And Me!
Cassandra Jules Corrigan
A fun and beautifully illustrated book that celebrates gender diversity through educating young children on pronouns. The book teaches pronoun etiquette, why it is so important, and how it relates to us.
The Gender Wheel
Maya Christina Gonzalez
This body positive book is a powerful opportunity for a supportive adult and child to see a wide range of bodies, and understand the origins of the current binary gender system.
They, She, He, Me : Free To Be!
Maya Christina Gonzalez
Pronouns serve as a familiar starting point for kids and grown-ups to expand ideas about gender and celebrate personal expression with fun imagery that provides a place to meet and play
Pink, Blue, And You : Questions For Kids About Gender And Stereotypes
Elise Gravel
An easy-to-grasp picture book, exploring questions relating to gender identity, sexual orientation, and sexism.
What Are Your Words? : A Book About Pronouns
Katherine Locke
Ari knows a lot of words for neighbors, including the pronouns each prefers, and with help from Uncle Lior, who always asks "What are your words," figures out which pronouns--and other words--fit best today.
Being You : A First Conversation About Gender
Megan Madison
This book begins the conversation on gender, with a supportive approach that considers both the child and the adult. Stunning art accompanies the simple and interactive text, and the backmatter offers additional resources and ideas for extending this discussion.
Who Are You?: The Kid's Guide To Gender Identity
Brook Pessin-Whedbee
This brightly illustrated children's book provides a straightforward introduction to gender for anyone aged 5+.
It Feels Good To Be Yourself : A Book About Gender Identity
Theresa Thorn
Providing sensitive vocabulary for initiating discussions, a warmhearted, straightforward exploration of gender identity offers children a fuller understanding of themselves and others, in a compassionate story written by the mother of a transgender child and illustrated by a non-binary transgender artist.

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