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Be Who You Are

Title

Be Who You Are

Authors

Jennifer Carr

Illustrator

Ben Rumback

Publisher

AuthorHouse

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781452087252

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Nick was born in a boy's body, but has always felt like a girl inside. Nick's family supports him when he says he no longer wants to be called a boy or dress like a boy. "Always remember to be who you are Nick. Remember that we love you, and we are so proud of you." Nick's parents find a group for families like theirs. With their support, Nick expresses a desire to be addressed as "she," and then to be named Hope.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; Gender nonconformity; boy to girl; transgender child; gender identity

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

transgender female

Awards

Rainbow List, 2012 Picture Book

Keywords

identity; self-perceptionidentity; self-perception; love; becoming your true self; ups and downs

Diversity Impact

direct

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