Thorn, Theresa. It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book about Gender Identity. Noah Grigni, Illus. Picture Book. Holt, 04/2019. pp. $17.99. 978-1-250-30295-3. OUTSTANDING. GRADES PRE-3.
A gently informative picture book that introduces characters with different gender identities and shows acceptance for all of them. The language is simple and straightforward enough for young children to understand, and all of the characters are shown equal respect. Gorgeous glowing illustrations done in watercolor, gouache, and ink make every page stand out, and the range of skintones, body shapes, and families depicted feels truly inclusive. Extensive back matter includes a glossary of helpful terms, a note about pronouns, resource lists tailored for kids and adults, and notes from the author and illustrator. This great book gracefully fills a purpose for both families and classrooms alike.
Eny Calvert, San Francisco PL