Jacob's Room to Choose
The beloved lead character from Jacob's New Dress is back in an encouraging story about gender expression. When Jacob goes to the boys’ bathroom he is chased out because the boys think he looks like a girl because of the way he is dressed. His classmate, Sophie, has a similar experience when she tries to go to the girls’ bathroom. When their teacher finds out what happened, Jacob and Sophie, with the support of administration, lead change at their school as everyone discovers the many forms of gender expression and how to treat each other with respect.
LGBTQ; Gender nonconformity; girls who dress as boys; boys who dress as girls; gender expression; gender roles
female child; male child
Rainbow List, 2020 Picture Book Fiction
INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, 2019, Finalist, Picture Book
school; classmates; unisex bathrooms
Hoffman, Sarah and Hoffman, Ian, "Jacob's Room to Choose" (2019). Diverse Families. 2288.