Transphobia Deal With It

Deal with it and be a gender transcender

by j wallace skelton

A timely new resource for helping kids understand and resolve conflicts stemming from gender identity, gender expression and transphobia.
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!

About the Author

j wallace skelton
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.

Reviews

"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

Awards

Red Maple Non-Fiction Award Nominee
2017
Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre
2017

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