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Deal with it and be a gender transcender

By j wallace skelton

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Series: Lorimer Deal With It

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Who do you think you are? Part of identity is how people experience their gender. Transphobia is intolerance of any part of the range of gender identity. This accessible, illustrated book offers information, quizzes, comics and true-to-life scenarios to help kids better understand gender identity and determine what they can do to identify and counter transphobia in their schools, homes and communities. Considered from the viewpoint of gender challengers, gender enforcers and witnesses, transphobic behavior is identified, examined and put into a context that kids can use to understand and accept themselves and others for whatever gender they are — even if that's no gender at all!


Commended - Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre - 2017

Short-listed - Red Maple Non-Fiction Award Nominee - 2017

"The book's content is incredibly (and sadly) relevant, and I think that … Transphobia: Deal With It is a necessary book for school libraries, classroom collections, and home use."

- Rob Bittner CM: Candian Review of Materials

"For such a 'short' book, this is packed with a lot of advice and, dare I say it, should be something on school curriculum if for no other reason than to spread understanding."

- Belinda Missen NetGalley

"This is a great resource for educators in any English-speaking setting... The content is excellent, and is likely to inspire some positive discussion amongst young people who are not LGBTQIA and haven't had cause to consider how their behaviour/language impacts on others. It's also affirming for LGBTQIA students and offers some excellent guidance for everyone on how to deal with their own and other people's passive and aggressive non-binary/transphobia. As someone with 18 years' experience as a teacher/lecturer, I am happy to recommend this book, in particular as an educational resource for teachers, youth group leaders and parents."

- Debbie McGowan NetGalley

"Transphobia: Deal with it is a timely guide that should be in every library, and also makes a great starting point in the classroom for discussions on gender"

- Berta Liao, Educator and Blogger NetGalley

"This book deserves lots of positive feedback... I felt like it explained a topic that confuses many adults in a manner accessible to youth. And I can't say enough positive things about how inclusive the art was. It stood out to me that it portrayed kids with disabilities in a fashion that their disability wasn't a statement."

- Ryan Full, Educator NetGalley

Author j wallace skelton is an educator, activist and writer. For more than a decade j has worked in schools to make them safer and more celebratory places for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. j lives in Toronto with their partner and two children.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 32 pages
Publication Date: 15th January 2016
ISBN: 9781459407664
Format: 11in x 8.5in
100+ full-colour illustrations

BISAC Code:  JNF053020, JNF053080
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 6.1
Lexile Reading Level: 800L


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