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Be Who You Are Paperback – November 23, 2010
- Publisher : AuthorHouse; Illustrated edition (November 23, 2010)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1452087253
- ISBN-13 : 978-1452087252
- Reading age : 4 - 8 years
- Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,191,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 16, 2013
This book helped my 7 and 9 year olds better understand themselves and each other, because one of my sons, like Nick, "feels like a girl inside." I love that Nick has supportive parents who tell him how much they love him, and whom Nick can turn to for support. When Nick's teacher scolds him for drawing a girl as his self portrait, his parents talk to the school, and afterwards the teacher is supportive. When Nick becomes Hope, Nick's little brother tells Hope that he misses his brother and worries that she doesn't love him now that she's a girl. Hope explains that she's always felt like a girl--that this isn't new--and that of course she still loves him. Both my children were visibly relieved after I read them this book, and they immediately started a meaningful conversation about how they both feel about themselves and each other (no, that doesn't happen every day!). Being transgender is something most adults don't even understand, but this book makes it clear and simple: some people are born in the wrong body, it's not their fault, and they deserve to have those around them love and support them.
30 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 16, 2016
It is a great book for a younger gender non conforming boy who is ready to transition to being a girl. Also good for siblings or friends trying to understand. It is not a good book for a child not ready to transition. It is a very large book, wish it was a little smaller (in size not number of pages).
2 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 26, 2013
I bought this book for my 8 yr old transgender Granddaughter. She was so happy to get it she said, smiling, "She is just like me." it is important for a trans-child to feel that they are not alone. This book certainly helps. The story is clear and easy to understand for a child.
26 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 12, 2013
I love this book! It really hit home with my 3yr old daughter and nieces, explaining how people can "feel like a girl on the inside" but look like a boy on the outside. Wonderful for anyone and everyone who may be discovering a trans family member or friend.
3 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 15, 2012
This book was the "go to" source for us to give to our friends to help explain our transgender child to their children. We have 4 copies of this book floating around to various people. When we're done, we will be giving at least 3 of these books to our local libraries.
20 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 17, 2014
This book is perfect. I wish they'd make more just like it. Perfect for a questioning child.
One person found this helpful