Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?

(Author) (Illustrator)

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$18.95  $17.62
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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11.2 X 8.7 X 0.3 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Sarah Savage is a campaigner for transgender rights and awareness, and the co-founder of the Trans Pride Brighton charity and weekend event. She has also featured in a documentary series called My Transsexual Summer, which has been syndicated worldwide. She is based in Brighton, UK.

Fox Fisher is an illustrator, non-binary Trans campaigner, co-founder of Trans Pride Brighton and runs the My Genderation film project. Fox has an MA in Design and Illustration and met Sarah when they both starred in My Transsexual Summer (C4).


When a child selects a book and sees someone like themselves within its pages, they know they are not alone. It is a seemingly small gesture, to us grownups, that enables a child to feel safe and secure. This breezy and beautifully illustrated book describes gender in playful, innocent terms, allowing children the space to discover themselves and to explore their surroundings joyfully. A must for any library.--Juno Roche, writer and campaigner
A lovely, sensitive, much-needed book that helps all children ask the big questions about identity and gender.--Juno Dawson, author of 'This Book is Gay'
Books on gender identity for young children are still very few and far between. Children who do not identify as boys or girls will find Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl? immensely reassuring. It will be extremely valuable too in schools, in families, and in other settings - for helping young children understand gender diversity and question gender stereotypes. At the end there are a number of useful discussion starters, for example 'Does it matter if Tiny is a boy or a girl?' and 'What would you ask Tiny if you met them?', followed by information about organisations that provide support on gender identity issues. A sensitive and important book, written by campaigners for transgender rights.--Anne Harding "The School Librarian, School Library Association "
The real value for children and parents in this book stems from its simplicity, it puts the story across in a grounded manner and invites open discussion. The authors, Fox Fisher and Sarah Savage have collaborated to produce what I feel is an amazing book.--Sophie Smallman "Being Sophie blog "
The creators introduce a serious theme in an accessible and fun way. Questions at the back of the book can prompt productive discussion about many aspects of gender. I recommend this for personal and classroom libraries.--Raise Them Righteous

The interesting thing about this picture book is that we never discover which gender Tiny is and that it isn't important to the story.

A good story about a difficult subject to address in schools.

--Savage, Sarah and Fisher, Fox "healthyBooks "