What Are Your Words?: A Book about Pronouns

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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10.1 X 9.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Katherine Locke's words are they and them! Katherine lives and writes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with their very demanding cats and overflowing bookshelves. They also wrote Bedtime for Superheroes, and books for older readers including The Girl with the Red Balloon and The Spy with the Red Ballon. They edited and contributed to It's a Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes and Other Jewish Stories and the forthcoming This is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, Us. They can be found online at KatherineLockeBooks.com.

Anne (Andy) Passchier is a non-binary illustrator from the Netherlands, currently working in the USA. Anne lives with their cats, loves to travel, draw, and enjoys all things spooky and Halloween.
"Locke's simple narrative...seamlessly incorporates the appropriate pronouns for each person, demonstrating the ease with which language can change to accommodate pronoun diversity.... A sweet, affirming introduction to the language used to communicate a range of gender identities."--Booklist
"A capable celebration of the rich range of pronouns."--Publishers Weekly
"Through Ari's story, children are gently versed in different identifiers. The ultimate lesson: how to champion yourself."--Entertainment Weekly
"Awesome, insightful, powerful, necessary, relevant and woke.... The variety of adjectives used throughout Ari's journey to find their words will delight Language Arts teachers and can serve as a teaching text."--Cicely Lewis, School Library Journal
"This story offers lots of opportunities for exploring beyond the binary."--Horn Book
"An influential addition to gender literature, this educational feel-good book highlights the marvelous distinctiveness of humanity."--Midwest Book Review
Praise for What Are Your Words?:
ALA Top Ten Rainbow Book 2022