Bound To Stay Bound

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 It feels good to be yourself : a book about gender identity
 Author: Thorn, Theresa

 Publisher:  Holt (2019)

 Dewey: 305.3
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 881539 ISBN: 9781250302953
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Gender nonconformity
 Gender identity

Price: $22.58

Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between. Introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader.

 Illustrator: Grigni, Noah
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 513544

   School Library Journal (08/16/19)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/16/2019 K-Gr 2-This elegant picture book is a welcome addition to the world of LGBTQ+ publications for young readers. Thorn explains the concepts of cisgender, transgender, and non-binary in simple, accessible language. Thorn depicts each of these gender identities with realistically diverse examples, including a non-binary child who identifies as both a boy and a girl and a non-binary child who identifies as neither. When Ruthie, a transgender girl, tells her family that she is really a girl, they hug her. The text below the heartwarming illustration says: "Oops! Ruthie was a girl all along—they just didn't know it at first." The well-written story is enhanced by illustrations rendered in watercolor, gouache, and ink. Grigni seizes every opportunity for detail and uses colors that are vibrant and summery with jewel-toned greens, teals, magentas, and purples. A glossary expands on some of the terms explained throughout the book and brings in new ones, such as sex assigned at birth and intersex. The author includes a note about pronouns and resources for kids and adults. VERDICT With its captivating illustrations and simple language with word repetition, this book would be an exceptional read-aloud for classrooms or storytime, or for an adult reading one-on-one with a child. A must-have for all libraries serving children.-Shira Pilarski, Farmington Community Library, MI - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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