My Mommy tells me I'm perfect and to be brave.
"You know who you are," she says,
"Just be yourself and always listen to your heart."
With those words of encouragement from her Mom, Phoenix is preparing for her first day of school. She is excited but scared of being bullied because of her gender identity and expression. Yet when she arrives at school she finds help and support from teachers and friends, and finds she is brave enough to talk to other kids about her gender!
This is an empowering and brightly-illustrated children's book for children aged 5+ to help children engage with gender identity in a fun, uplifting way. It supports trans children who are worried about being bullied or misunderstood.
A mother and daughter from California. Phoenix is a 7 year old gender nonconforming child and Michelle is an active member of Parents of Transgender Kids in Marin County. Sharon Davey is a children's book illustrator based in the UK.