Who Are You?: The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity by Brook Pessin-Whedbee

A picture book that students, teachers, and adults can learn from. This is the type of book to turn to, in order to understand or explain the basics about gender identity. Who Are You?: the kid's guide to gender identity presents the who, what, when, why, and how of being an individual. The theme is clear, BE WHO YOU ARE!

A letter to the adult is found within the beginning pages of this book. It explains how to pair this resource alongside the plethora of other resources (like www.kidsguidetogender.com) that are found and how to appropriately use this book. The conclusion, provides a guide for grownups and a page by page guide to key concepts and discussion points.

The author reads the book, in this video below:

Here, the author discusses the use of the book:

I cannot tell you how to use this book, nor can the author.However, this book is about all of us and how what we fell inside makes us the unique individuals that we are.

Image: Kids Guide to Gender

This edition includes a gender wheel (pictured above) and an explanation about what this is. Simply put, it is a visual to assist us with representing gender; body, identity, and expression. The wheel uses first person, because as the book reminds us: You are the one who knows You best!

I read this book as a part of my #BookaDay Reading Challenge, inspired by Donalyn Miller. My goal is to read at least one children's literature book everyday and share my thoughts here on my blog. Please feel free to subscribe or connect with me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time ...


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