House for Everyone. A Story to Help Children Learn about Gender Identity and Gender Expression


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At lunchtime, all of Toms friends gather at school to work together building their house. Each one of them has a special job to do, and each one of them has a different way of expressing their gender identity.

Jackson is a boy who likes to wear dresses. Ivy is a girl who likes her hair cut really short. Alex doesnt feel like just a boy, or just a girl. They are all the same, they are all different – but they are all friends.

A very simple story that challenges gender stereotypes and shows 4 to 8 year olds that it is OK to be yourself.

An engaging story that is more than just an educational tool; this book will assist parents and teachers in giving children the space to explore the full spectrum of gender diversity and will show children the many ways they can express their gender in a truly positive light.

Author Bio:

Jo Hirst is a former Primary School teacher who wrote Australia’s first picture book for transgender children, The Gender Fairy. Jo is passionate about writing books that challenge some of the stereotypes in our society and allow all children to see themselves represented in literature. Jo has written about children and gender in many publications including Archer Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, SBS, Meanjin and The Guardian. She lives by the seaside in Melbourne, Australia, with her partner and two sons. One of whom is transgender.


“In this era of gender revolution, A House for Everyone reminds us that gender isn’t two boxes but a rainbow with room for children of every gender. Jo Hirsts brilliant book teaches all our children about gender identity and gender expressions while celebrating gender acceptance – let’s bring it to every classroom and household” – Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D. Author of The Gender Creative Child and Gender Born, Gender Made, Director of Mental Health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center

“A vibrant, up-beat story about inclusion and acceptance, looking past stereotypes and embracing human differences. It’s a much-needed resource in the Gender Identity category.” – Rebecca Seymour, Little Parachutes.

  • Soft cover (Picture book)
  • Age range 4+
  • Full Colour
  • 32 Page