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Be You Bravely

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A heartwarming children's book that dives deep into themes of friendship, acceptance, and identity. Set in the enchanting world beneath the waves, the story follows the lives of three dolphins who embody the values of community and diversity. The underwater setting comes alive with vivid descriptions, captivating young readers and immersing them in a vibrant marine universe.

The beauty of this book lies in its ability to introduce important topics like transgender identity and acceptance in an accessible and gentle manner. Pandora's journey towards self-discovery and the unwavering support of her friends send a powerful message about the significance of embracing one's true self and celebrating individuality.
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Dive into the sparkling blue waves with Be You Bravely – a book that's like a cozy hug from the ocean. Ever wondered what goes on beneath the sea's surface? Well, this story spills the secrets of a tight-knit dolphin pod – Koyah, Zaya, and Pandora. Imagine having singing lessons underwater and chasing after fishy feasts with your best pals every day!

But guess what makes this tale totally awesome? Pandora, one of the dolphin amigos, has something super special to share with everyone. And boy, oh boy, does this book teach us about being the bravest versions of ourselves! It's all about friends sticking together through thick and thin, and how being different is as cool as a seashell. So grab this book and let the ocean magic swirl around you – it's like a splash of happiness you don't want to miss.
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This powerful and raw story, "Be You Bravely," tells a tale of dolphins at sea. Of how they all learn to respect one another and be kind towards everyone. For Pandora, she bravely tells her friends that she's transgender. It's the honesty and finally being open to everyone that makes Pandora smile. Different shades of blue and green come together in the under-the-sea adventure of equality and identity.
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Be You Bravely is the story of Pandora, a dolphin, and her two friends Koyah and Inyanga. All of the dolphins in their community are respected, and their community is a safe and loving place. Pandora decides after hiding her true identity to come out to her friends as transgender. Her friends don't really care. They love her for who she is, and they are more alike than they are different!

What a wonderful way to show children that they can be themselves and be accepted as they are. This is a beautiful representation for transgender kiddos, but it's also a way to encourage diversity and acceptance for non-trans kids. We should all be accepted and respected for who we are! ❤️❤️❤️

Thanks Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this advanced review copy (ARC) in exchange for my honest review on the book!
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