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UBC Press Spring 2017 Trade

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Can I tell you about...?
Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity?
A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals
By (author): C.J. Atkinson
9781785921056 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 7 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / LGBT Jan 19, 2017
$15.95 CAD
Forthcoming 157 x 228 x 4 mm 64 pages b&w illustrations throughout Jessica Kingsley Publishers
What is gender diversity? Kit explains all in this illustrated guide for children aged 7+

Meet Kit - a 12 year old undergoing medical transition - as he talks about gender and the different ways it can be explored. He explains what it is like to transition and how his friends, family and teachers can help through talking, listening and being proactive.

With illustrations throughout, this is an ideal way to start conversations about gender diversity in the classroom or at home and suitable for those working in professional services and settings. The book also includes a useful list of recommended reading, organisations and websites for further information and support.

Part of the popular 'Can I tell you about...?' series, which includes two books selected for The Reading Agency's Reading Well for Young People scheme.

Author is a trans activist on the YouTube channels FTMtranstastic and My Genderation.

A simple and effective way to introduce and explain gender diversity to children

CJ Atkinson is an academic and an activist, currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths University. They are an active member of the trans community, as well as a regular YouTube contributor. Their pronouns are they/their, and they proudly identify as queer.

A much needed piece of work! The pedagogies outlined in this book have made a positive, significant difference to the lives of young trans people in our schools. By following the practical strategies we can together begin the journey to inclusion. This guide will help you take the first steps to educate and then support you to create an environment that actively celebrates gender diversity! A definite go-to-guide for all schools. - Dr Elly Barnes MBE, CEO of Educate & Celebrate

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