by M. L. Webb
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Pub Date 04 May 2021 | Archive Date 18 May 2021
Now in board book format, a joyful alphabet book of LGBTQ+ vocabulary for kids of all ages!
A playdate extravaganza transforms into a joyful celebration of friendship, love, and identity as four young friends sashay out of all the closets, dress up in a wardrobe fit for kings and queens, and discover the wonders of their imagination. In The GayBCs, M. L. Webb’s playful illustrations and lively poems delight in the beauty of embracing one’s truest self—from A is for Aro and Ace to F is for Family to T is for Trans.
The GayBCs is a heartwarming and accessible gift to show kids and adults alike that every person is worthy of being celebrated. A bonus glossary offers opportunities for further discussion of complete terms, communities, and inclusive identities.
Praise for the paperback:
“For many kids, this will encourage important conversations about identity and sexuality, as well as offer those who might be questioning their own identities the space to see themselves.”—Booklist
“An invaluable resource for demystifying LGBTQ+ vocab for kids..packed with the type of positive messages I love sharing with my kids and I want all kids to hear: "Brave, creative, and strong. You are special and loved, and you’ll always belong.”—Dad Suggests
“[The GayBCs] works well as a read-aloud ’discussion starter’ for parents to share with their children.”—Midwest Book Review
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Not only is this book colourful and inclusive - it is a valuable resource to helping children understand the value of everyone. Although the label doesn't count as much as the person, children often like to have things defined in ways that make sense to them. This book clearly explains, in terms that children will understand, what it means to be part of, and an ally to, the LGBTQ+ community. This book is a must-have for any child's library - home and school.
This book is very cleverly and sensitively done. It is brilliant and I hadn’t encountered a young children’s book as well done as this for sometime. I shall be ordering copies for the classroom and for my own children. This is a much welcome addition to my library of teaching resources.
Wow this was so cute! I really love the idea of a gay alphabet and this book is perfect for parents within the LGTBQ+ community to share with their children and for those who want to introduce these ideas at a young age! I can't wait to read this in a board book format!
Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for providing me with an arc for an honest review.
Such a lovely little book, does a great job at educating young people of the different elements of the LGBTQ+ community and covered elements of the often missed out. Great read for children, parents and teachers alike.