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The Pronoun Book

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This title is good to have for reader's advisory and displays on gender and inclusion. Nonfiction and good for multiple age levels.
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This looks like it’s a picture book but it’s much more than that. This is a children’s dictionary on pronouns, and how people identify. The part geared toward children is easy to understand as well as interesting and informative. In the back, there is useful information for both kids and adults such as other books to read, a list of different pronouns that go beyond the he/she. It’s also gives a glossary of terms mentioned in the story, and terms not mentioned in the story that kids may hear. My favorite thing in the book is sample letters in the back for the teacher, or for other parents, making it easy to help explain your child’s pronouns. This is a well done and important book for any collection.
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Due to a sudden, unexpected passing in the family a few years ago and another more recently and my subsequent (mental) health issues stemming from that, I was unable to download this book in time to review it before it was archived as I did not visit this site for several years after the bereavements. This meant I didn't read or venture onto netgalley for years as not only did it remind me of that person as they shared my passion for reading, but I also struggled to maintain interest in anything due to overwhelming depression. I was therefore unable to download this title in time and so I couldn't give a review as it wasn't successfully acquired before it was archived. The second issue that has happened with some of my other books is that I had them downloaded to one particular device and said device is now defunct, so I have no access to those books anymore, sadly.

This means I can't leave an accurate reflection of my feelings towards the book as I am unable to read it now and so I am leaving a message of explanation instead. I am now back to reading and reviewing full time as once considerable time had passed I have found that books have been helping me significantly in terms of my mindset and mental health - this was after having no interest in anything for quite a number of years after the passings. Anything requested and approved will be read and a review written and posted to Amazon (where I am a Hall of Famer & Top Reviewer), Goodreads (where I have several thousand friends and the same amount who follow my reviews) and Waterstones (or Barnes & Noble if the publisher is American based). Thank you for the opportunity and apologies for the inconvenience.
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I read this book a while ago and have just realised that I hadn’t shared my review, which is remiss of me as the book is great and for me it is a must read.

It is easy to read and follow and best and most important of all the definitions are clear.  That really helps when you are looking at this topic as it can be a little confusing at times and for some it is away from what they have been used to, over time.  

The book helps explain things imply, there are great examples, and I loved the sections at the back on who best to raise the topic with children and also the glossary of terms which is handy for all ages.

It is 5 stars from me for this one – very highly recommended!
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Very important read! And basically, everyone can read it! Children, Adults, everyone! I enjoyed this quite a lot.
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This is an excellent first book about pronouns! In easy to understand language, this book offers a straightforward explanation of what pronouns are and why they matter. Friendly illustrations will engage young readers and the end of the book offers a guide for grown-ups.
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I absolutely ADORE this book. It presents information in a clear and concise way that parents and kids will be sure to appreciate. I love all of the different topics they went over, like neopronouns, intersex identities, the different non-binary identities, and even how pronouns don't equal gender. The illustrations were so cute and fun, and I loved the use of colorful triangles in the backgrounds of the book. It made it a lot more whimsical and fun but didn't distract too much from all of the important information on the page. I loved that they had so many fantastic resources at the back of the book. The fact that they had a pronoun chart, as well as a Glossary of terms in this book was even more terrific and will be sure to help people who are trying their best to learn. All in all, I loved this book, and I highly recommend this book for any library.
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Love the bright diverse illustrations and the accepting informative message of this book! I also greatly appreciate the resources in the back including a sample letter for introducing your child (and their pronouns) to other adults.
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Every classroom needs this book. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from NetGalley, and the second I finished this book I pre-ordered it! This book explains pronouns and gender identity in the simplest, easiest to understand way. I can't wait to get my copy of this book!
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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

The Pronoun Book is a fantastic resource for teaching children of all ages about the correct gender terms and which means which. As an adult I myself have learned many different things from this book! 
This book doesn't just teach about gender identity it teaches children what each term means, how it fits a person and how one term may be changed numerous times until the person using it finds the right fit for them. 
This is a great resource and one I strongly suggest educational settings have somewhere within their settings for children who differentiate themselves for the standard gender differentiation.
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Love it!  So vibrant and fun, with easily accessible information.  This is a book that both kids and adults can enjoy together!  A must-have for any library's collection.
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I think it's so vital to teach young people about pronouns from a young age and this does just that in a clear, informative way. It would be best read alongside an adult so that conversations could be had if necessary but I enjoyed the book and how it gave clear explanations of pronouns and why they are important. The illustrations added to the factual manner of the book and made it appealing to the eye also. Great book!
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This book was brilliant. It was clearly very well researched and so accessible to readers of all ages. This is a children's book, and the colourful illustrations and easy-to-read writing style help make it engaging for these younger readers, but the information is valuable to all ages. It explains lots of terms, such as neo-pronouns and genderqueer, which confuse so many people, in a very simple and digestible way, and I thought the tips at the back for how adults can respect and show kindness towards those whose pronouns or gender identity doesn't match their preconceived idea of them were especially important.

This is the kind of book which every child should grow up having read, and one I think would be a great choice in a school library. I would also recommend it to anyone struggling to understand the gender identity of someone in their life, or who just wants to know more about the community.
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“Avoid terms like ‘preferred pronouns.’ A person’s correct pronouns are not ‘preferred’; they are mandatory!”

Just so you know! I admit to finding this manner of speech awkward and difficult after living for so many years with decades of MCs announcing: Step right up, boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen! I’m not saying it’s right – I’m saying it’s hard.

This book is illustrated with cartoons, as if it’s for kids, but it’s actually a serious subject the author is trying to discuss in what appears to be an accessible style. Terms are defined: the difference between sex and gender; what is meant by cisgender, transgender, non-binary (in several variations) and intersex.

My Goodreads review includes an illustration with the caption:
Two cisgender people, clarifying their chosen pronouns

You will note there is also a diversity of ethnic backgrounds.

My Goodreads review includes an illustration with the caption:
Here we have two transgender people and their chosen pronouns

There is a discussion of various ways of identifying as non-binary: agender, bigender, genderqueer, genderfluid “. . . you should never assume anyone’s gender simply based on how they look.”

My Goodreads review includes an illustration with the caption:
Three examples of sentences using they/them/their pronouns for individual, non-binary people

Mind you, it’s up to the people themselves to let others know which pronouns they use. On some social media platforms, Twitter, for example, people will add their pronouns to their Twitter profiles.

Former US soldier Bradley Manning, who blew the whistle on war activities in Iraq, transitioned to Chelsea Manning. On Twitter, she is @xychelsea and her profile says “trans femme (she/they)”, meaning we refer to her as either “she” or “they”.

Of course it’s easy to make mistakes!

My Goodreads review includes an illustration with the caption:
If you hear someone make a mistake, remind them (gently)

If you meet someone new, you can ask when you’re introducing yourself. Here, the suggestion is that you ask for someone’s pronouns from the start, which gives them an opening to do likewise.

My Goodreads review includes an illustration with the caption:
Introductions can include pronoun choices

If you can’t read this conversation in the pictures, here it is:

(Dark hair, yellow shirt)“’Hello! My name is Jacob.”

(Blond hair, green shirt) ‘Hi Jacob. Nice to meet you. I’m L. J. What pronouns do you use?”

(Dark hair, yellow shirt) ‘I use he/him pronouns. How about you?’

(Blond hair, green shirt) ‘I use they/them pronouns. Thanks for asking.’”

I found this exchange particularly awkward, since the person who first asked for the pronouns then thanks the other person for asking.

But, I acknowledge it’s a tricky subject and the author has tried to be as inclusive as possible (couldn’t find any sign of oriental people, though) while keeping explanations as simple as possible. It isn’t simple, but I expect younger generations will pick it up easily enough.

There are tips, resources, glossary, pronoun chart, even recommended notes to write for teachers and parents of children’s friends.

I can’t say I’m enthusiastic about it, because I’m not sure who the target audience is. Perhaps it's for YA readers of graphic novels, but if so, it might have been a good idea to have a story winding through it to hold their interest and give some real-life scenarios. As it is, its main usefulness is the added information at the end - the tips, resources, etc.

Thanks to NetGalley and Jessica Kingsley Publishers for the preview copy from which I’ve shared a few illustrations.
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No. Political correctness gone mad. Doesn't even explain the difference between singular and plural third person pronouns. Avoid.
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This is a great resource for teaching children about pronouns! There were some spacing issues with the e-book version. Other than that, the content was great, and I especially loved the resources for adults at the end. I think it can be a complicated topic for many adults and this can help guide those conversations.
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The pronoun book by Cassandra Jules Corrigan.
This fun, engaging and empowering children's book is the perfect introduction on pronouns in relation to gender diversity and identity for children aged 5+.Through illustrated scenarios and explanations, it gently encourages children to learn pronoun etiquette and educates them on they/them pronouns, trans and non-binary identities, misgendering and neo-pronouns such as xe, zir and hir.
This is a great way to teach a child about pronouns. 4*.
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The Pronoun Book by Cassandra Jules Corrigan, illustrated by Jem Milton, is a really straightforward look at gender identity and pronouns that covers a lot of ground in a short amount of time. It's a pretty thorough introduction to different gender identities and pronouns, as well as to etiquette regarding pronouns. The art is really cute, and the extra content at the end should be helpful to parents and educators. The book is recommended for ages 5+ and I suspect that it is a bit wordy for kids on the bottom end of that age scale, but overall it's a super useful resource to keep around. Recommended!
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Great for kids, and some (many!) adults. 
Perfect introduction to the theme of pronouns and gender identity, in a clear, easy to understand way, while not dumbing it down. 
Also many great resources at the end, would be especially helpful for guardians and educators.
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This is a good, inclusive primer to using pronouns for people. The language is aimed more at elementary school age, but you could easily use it in a preschool storytime.
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