Being You: A First Conversation About Gender

byMegan Madison, Jessica RalliIllustratorAnne/andy Passchier

August 17, 2021|
Being You: A First Conversation About Gender by Megan Madison
Board Book
Earn 60 plum® points
1% of net proceeds from this book helps children in high-needs communities through the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Free shipping on orders over $35
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Find In Store
To check store inventory,
Prices and offers may vary in store


Based on the research that race, gender, consent, and body positivity should be discussed with toddlers on up, this read-aloud board book series offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.

Developed by experts in the fields of early childhood and activism against injustice, this topic-driven board book offers clear, concrete language and beautiful imagery that young children can grasp and adults can leverage for further discussion.

While young children are avid observers and questioners of their world, adults often shut down or postpone conversations on complicated topics because it''s hard to know where to begin. Research shows that talking about issues like race and gender from the age of two not only helps children understand what they see, but also increases self-awareness, self-esteem, and allows them to recognize and confront things that are unfair, like discrimination and prejudice.

This second book in the series begins the conversation on gender, with a supportive approach that considers both the child and the adult. Stunning art accompanies the simple and interactive text, and the backmatter offers additional resources and ideas for extending this discussion.
Jessica Ralli is the Coordinator of Early Literacy Programs at Brooklyn Public Library where she develops and manages programming for BPL''s award-winning First Five Years initiative. She received her M.A. in Early Childhood Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and previously taught in schools, childcare center...
Title:Being You: A First Conversation About Gender
Format:Board Book
Product dimensions:38 pages, 7.56 X 7.56 X 0.88 in
Shipping dimensions:38 pages, 7.56 X 7.56 X 0.88 in
Published:August 17, 2021
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780593382646

Recently Viewed