DIVerse Families
 
Meet Polkadot

Title

Meet Polkadot

Illustrator

Talcott Broadhead

Publisher

Dangerdot Publishing

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780989883603

Genre

realism

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; transgender child

Annotation

Meet Polkadot, big sister Gladiola, and best friend Norma Alicia, as they introduce young readers to the challenges and beauty that are experienced by Polkadot as a non-binary, transgender kid. Readers learn that gender identity is found "between the ears, not between the legs" and that biological sex and gender identity are not always the same.

Grade Level

PK-1

Main Character

child

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

gender identity; identity; social acceptance in children

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Meet Polkadot


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