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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 Illustrated by: Olly Pike
9781785921056 Paperback, Trade English Higher Education: Age (years) from 7 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / LGBT Feb 19, 2017
$15.95 CAD
Forthcoming 157 x 228 x 4 mm 56 pages b&w illustrations throughout Jessica Kingsley Publishers

What is gender diversity? Kit, Amy, and Lara explain all in this illustrated guide for children aged seven and up.

Meet Kit, a twelve year old who identifies as trans and is currently going through female to male medical transition. Kit explains what it is like to transition and how his friends, family, and teachers can help by using the right pronouns, respecting his name change, introducing gender neutral toilets at school, and much more. With illustrations throughout, this is an ideal way to start conversations about gender diversity in the classroom or at home. It is suitable for readers aged seven and above and also includes a useful list of recommended readings, 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

C.J. Atkinson works for the LGBT+ charity Educate & Celebrate and is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths University. They are an active trans advocate and member of the YouTube trans community, where they contribute to FTMtranstastic and My Genderation.

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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