Book Reviews

Review: Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer

Sophie Beer’s Love Makes a Family is a picture board book for young readers. It shows in written form all the ways you can love people. At the same time, it shows through the photos all the different ways a family can look. Young readers learn that love isn’t just words that you say to… Continue reading Review: Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer

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Can You Tell Your Child is Gay Before They Come Out?

Several times a year, I ask my readers what their biggest struggle is with understanding or supporting transgender people. Then I open the conversation up to any other questions they might have. One reader recently asked if it was possible to tell if our children are gay (or lesbian or bisexual or transgender) before they… Continue reading Can You Tell Your Child is Gay Before They Come Out?

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Review: Raising Ryland by Hillary Whittington

Raising Ryland is the tender story of the Whittington family’s four-year journey to teach their deaf child to speak, only to discover that what Ryland had wanted to communicate the most was that he was a boy. Whittington’s narrative takes us on a roller-coaster journey as they learn what they thought was a tomboy phase… Continue reading Review: Raising Ryland by Hillary Whittington

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How to Listen Better To What Your Child is Saying

For most of my oldest child’s life, I understood them to be gay. At one point in time, during their college years, they made a FaceBook post about an informal name change. In it, they also referenced gender-neutral pronouns. That summer, I was buried under mountains of college work. We were also preparing to send… Continue reading How to Listen Better To What Your Child is Saying

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Review: Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen

Sarah S. Brannen’s Uncle Bobby’s Wedding is a heart-warming and inspiring story about family and the power of love. This preschool/early elementary grade picture book features Chloe and her favorite Uncle Bobby. When Uncle Bobby announces he’s going to marry his boyfriend, Jamie, everyone is happy for him except Chloe. It’s not Jamie that Chloe… Continue reading Review: Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen

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Review: Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman

Erica Silverman’s Jack (Not Jackie) is a charming and essential story about change and acceptance from the perspective of a child. This early elementary grade picture book (suitable for pre-schoolers) features Susan and her family. From a young age, her little brother Jack begins expressing himself and shows his family he is not in fact… Continue reading Review: Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman

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Sharing Childhood Stories of Your Transgender Child

Recently, I participated in a workshop about sharing hard stories. I regularly write and share about when my youngest came out as transgender, so I thought it would be more of a learning experience than anything else. I mentioned that I wrote about being the parent of a transgender child, and learned that the focus… Continue reading Sharing Childhood Stories of Your Transgender Child