You Be You! The Kid's Guide to Gender, Sexuality, and Family

You Be You! The Kid's Guide to Gender, Sexuality, and Family Book

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This is an educational children's book for ages 7-11 that makes gender identity, romantic orientation, and family diversity easy to explain to children. Charming illustrations help children engage with concepts such as intersectionality, discrimination, privilege and allyship in a comprehensible and respectful manner.

Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold Medal Winner

This is an illustrated children's book for ages 7-11 that makes gender identity, sexual orientation and family diversity easy to explain to children.

Throughout the book kids learn that there are many kinds of people in the world and that diversity is something to be celebrated. It covers gender, romantic orientation, discrimination, intersectionality, privilege, and how to stand up for what's right. With charming illustrations, clear explanations, and short sections that can be dipped in and out of, this book helps children think about how to create a kinder, more tolerant world.

'You Be You! is a much needed honest, inclusive and respectful guide that should be read by all kids and adults alike! The author's comprehensive approach including discussions about discrimination, intersectionality and privilege make this book an exceptional and timely resource.'
- Kimberly Zieselman, JD, Executive Director, interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth'

A great book of real power, this will be useful in schools, at home, and just about anywhere. We learn the meaning of words like: gender and gender identity, intersex, cisgender, asexual, gay and lesbian, straight (heterosexual), bisexual (pansexual), orientations (sexual or romantic), discrimination, sexism, transgender and transphobia, and homophobia. All these are described in simple but truthful terms with easily understood and enjoyable vignette picture to go with them. I must say, I learned a lot!'
- School Library Journal

Author: Jonathan Branfman, illustrated by Julie Benbassat
Format: Hardback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781787750104

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