Resisting Hurtful Messages with Counternarratives 

Posted on Mar 4, 2020 in Authentic Communication, Children's Books, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Gender and Sexual Orientation, Lessons from the Field | 0 comments

We get messages from all around us in many different forms – from words, behaviors, images, books, television and more. Negative messages can leave us feeling that we don’t belong, we’re not enough, we’re too much, we’re unlovable, or we’re undeserving. This post provides some tips for resisting and countering those messages. Read on for ways to support young people, adults, or for your own self-care. When my child was growing...

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Halloween: A perfect time to challenge stereotypes

Posted on Oct 15, 2018 in Children's Books, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Gender and Sexual Orientation | 0 comments

“What will I be for Halloween?” is on the minds of many children this month. Halloween can be a time when anything is possible, but these possibilities can also be snatched away by pressure to fit gender stereotypes. Here are some reactions I’ve gotten from kids after reading the book I wrote about a little boy who wants to dress up as a princess: “Why would a boy want to wear a dress?”, or  “Don’t...

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Where to Buy One of a Kind, Like Me/Único como yo

Posted on Oct 10, 2018 in Children's Books | 0 comments

Order Online from our distributor AK Press. You can also order from the world’s largest independent bookstore, Powell’s Books. Buy from a Local Independent Bookstore! Below are some independent book stores that carry One of a Kind, Like Me/Único como yo. Here are some great reasons to support independent bookstores. Did you know? If your local book store doesn’t have it in stock, they can order it for you from Ingram and...

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