This is a hot button issue, but hear me out. I was going to write about fun ways to celebrate the end of Summer Reading but that will have to wait. Tonight as I was scrolling through Facebook I stumbled onto a discussion about transgendered children so full of misinformation that I felt compelled to do something. I'm a writer and teacher, my natural inclination is to gather information to help people learn. That is what this post is about. I hope this list of books is ready and available for you when your children ask questions, or even better before they do. My children are young and weren't confused by anything in these books. In fact, 3 of these books are bedtime favorites. Adults often say that children will get confused by too much information when really it's just that the adults feel unable to explain the subject to the kids. These books will help that -- they break it down and help parents explain the topic. When we have more information we can create more understanding.
10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewart
Red by Michael Hall
I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel
Jacob's New Dress by Sarah Hoffman
My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis
All I Want Is to Be Me by Phyllis Rosenblatt MFT
Do you have a title that has helped you learn more or explain to your child what transgender means? Tell us about it on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page.