My Dad’s name is Haley. She used to be a he but now she is a she! Last year she did this thing called transition. She grew her hair long, painted her nails in bright colours and started wearing different clothes.’
When Mini’s cousin accidentally misgenders her dad Haley, Mini explains why misgendering is hurtful and why we need to treat trans people with respect. Mini speaks with confidence about transitioning and gender identity, and helps to educate and empower others with trans relatives or friends.
This brightly illustrated book for children aged 3 – 7 will aid discussion with children about a loved one transitioning or about trans people in general. Featuring a child with a dad who has transitioned, this book passes on an important message about acceptance and respect, and covers pronouns, dysphoria, family diversity and misgendering.
Sarah Savage is a trans-rights campaigner and co-founder of Trans Pride Brighton. She is the co-author of Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl? and lives in Brighton with her family.
Joules Garcia is an illustrator, embroiderer and cat enthusiast based in New York
Presented with fun and with key messages being about friends, cuddles, kittens, family & respect, this is a great book to support children whose parents may have transitioned, or starting off on a journey towards their authentic selves. It’s an intergenerational book, with people presented as varied, diverse and accepting as most folk are in real life. — Gscene Magazine
- Hard cover (Picture book)
- Age range 3+
- Full Colour
- 40 Page