by Jessi Hersey
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Pub Date 22 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 15 Sep 2022
Super Gay is here to save the day in this pride-filled story for anyone learning about pronouns! It demonstrates the importance of accepting and loving yourself and everyone around you. This explores different kinds of love in a safe way, exposing kids to a more accepting society. Every child should be able to learn about the importance of pronouns. This story is meant for children 1-7 years old. It is an introduction to pronouns and the LGBTQIA community. It can also be a useful learning tool for anyone trying to find a simple introduction to pronouns.
This story is meant to be a simple read for those just learning to read, from ages 1-6, and for children with special needs. This book is not meant to go into depth on every pronoun. It is the first in its series with more educational adventures to come!
This is a first one in a series the next one goes a little more depth. This is also meant for children with delays in cognitive function.
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Average rating from 74 members
This was so cute and such an important read for children! I wish it was longer though because I need to see more adventures of super gay! If you have children then you definitely need to buy this for them!!
I received an advanced reader copy of Super Gay by Jessi Hersey in exchange for an honest review.
Super Gay is a picture book written for children just learning how to read. With its Pride-themed super hero protagonist it teaches kids about pronouns. It does not going into defining what a pronoun is, but I figure that makes sense, given the book's demographic. Instead it just jumps right into she/her, he/him, as well as the singular they/them. The book even presents characters with multiple pronoun options, such as she/they and he/they. Super Gay ends with a message to celebrate love in all its forms. Short and sweet and to the point.
The design of the titular character Super Gay is good. I love how colorful she is. I also like drawings in the party scene at the end, and the various Pride flags throughout the book's backgrounds.
I really liked this book. Especially as the news is currently full of people trying to ban children from learning about LGBTQ identities, it's more important than ever for books like these to provide queer education. This book is very much a starting place; it is by no means comprehensive or exhaustive, but it is not meant to be. A book like this can open up conversations and encourage further reading and education. I'm all for that!
Thank you Oneness Love Publishing and NetGalley for the advanced reader copy.
I received an advance copy from NetGalley for an honest review.
My daycare kids liked this book. Easy for the little ones to read, colours were bright and vibrant and what they got out of it is to ask everyone what they want to be called (what their pronoun is) My daycare kids even talked among themselves and shared what pronouns they would like to called by.
This is a good book for children to have to make these issues normal and make everyone feel included (if
Honest review from my nine year old:
It was an easy reader picture book showing the love and acceptance of others. I really enjoyed it and the bright illustrations.
Love it. A quick read showing how to recognize and use everyone's preferred pronouns. Its super cute. Pronouns are so very important! This couldn't have come to me at a better time really. My kid just made a new friend at school who recently came out as non-binary and she asked what it meant. I showed her this story and it helped her understand the importance of pronouns and identities at 8 years old. Being a she/they lesbian, in a queer relationship, and raising a small human this story means a lot to me and I truly appreciate it. Thank you!
I enjoyed Super Gay as a poetic/picture book approach to the graphic novel, with attention to identity.
I wasn't sure how I would feel about this book at first, but I really enjoyed it. The story is about being a superhero and using proper pronouns. I wasn't sure if "super gay" was a good title because of the negative phrase "thats so gay" but to consider someone super as in a superhero I think that is actually a really positive title.
As a grade 3 teacher, I am starting to see younger and younger students, some even in my grade level who are questioning their gender identities and learning to express their true selves. This means that it is even more important that teachers and families speak with young children about these terms and concepts early on so that when their classmates begin to explore non-hetero identities they are ready to accept them for who they are. Books like this one need to keep being made, purchased and read over and over in schools and in homes. I look forward to purchasing a copy for my classroom once it is published.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this great book!
Super Gay is super cute! This quick read gives young readers a very brief insight into learning about different pronouns. There isn't a story to follow, just colorful images with possible pronouns on each page. Pronouns are presented in a positive way without additional information to assist readers in understanding differences of the pronouns and why they are all important.
Special thanks to Netgalley for the eARC in exchange for my honest review.
The book is simple, with simple images, but with a very important and well-crafted message. Would recommend for parents and children.
First of all, thank you for sending me a digital copy of this book. I was surprised because it was short. But it's a good book about pronouns for little kids so they can learn them. The drawings are cute and bright.
So if you want to start talking about pronouns to your kids, this book is perfect
I like this short story. It gives a great examples of pronouns and the art is cute. The romance in it is sweet too. I love a good short story, this is definitely to the point. Would recommend.
Short, sweet, and did exactly what the author intended: educate children about LGBT+ identities. I would definitely purchase this for my nieces and nephews one day, especially in this day and age where accurate information isn't available in most schools.
I received an advance copy from NetGalley for an honest review.
Super Gay has a title that describes me perfectly. I read this to my little sister and she comprehended the story and easily. The book is amazing for little kids to have to help them be exposed to diversity.
Super Gay is a book filled with pride for young readers. The first book is supposed to be a quick introduction, and it is an easy read book about pronouns, and that love is love.
I think it's great that young readers get to know pronouns as early as this book recommends: between 1-6 years old. The earlier we learn to accept people for who they are, the better. Kids are also more understanding, more eager to learn, and therefore it is great that this book exist. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
A great little book with good heart. A nice addition to a class or household book shelf as it has a modern feel with the animation style and a basic Introduction to pronouns for younger kids.
SUPER GAY by Jesse Hersey is a children’s book that explains in the most simplistic terms what pronouns are. Like he she they them etc. with vivid pictures a Lil super hero tells the tale. I thought this book was adorable and a great idea, although I think they should’ve left out that some people don’t agree with their lifestyle, because my dad always said it’s better to be an example then to give the example and if we teach our kids will we have in common anyone who comes up against that in a perfect world will not be someone that child gravitates too. In any event this is a great book for kids one through three and I think anyone with children or grandchildren should get this book it’s one I highly recommend. Please forgive any errors as I and blind and dictate my review but all opinions are definitely my own. I want to thank the author and net galley for this review copy.
I really enjoy the way graphic novels read on my Kindle, and Jessi Hersey's Super Gay is an appealing format for early readers learning their pronouns.
Lively illustrations by Ray B will surely keep young ones engaged. I love how the different flags and colors are incorporated into the backgrounds. So much fun!
The concept of this book is absolutely fantastic, and it has a significant place in our society.
The graphics are extremely vibrant and delightful looking! I really do wish there were a couple more of them.
It is in the simplicity of the book that the message rings strong...
Let everyone love who they want to love.
Better to spread love than hate.
Pride should not be just a month. It should be a right for everyone to love who they want.
Love is love.
Short and to the point. The description states that follow up books will dive deeper into explaining pronouns which I think will be helpful. But as far as introducing pronouns, this book accomplishes that. The overall feel is light and happy and it's always nice to have another LGQTQ out there.
A book with a superhero named Super Gay who introduces the importance of using people's correct pronouns. It seems like this will be the first in a new series. Short and easy to read!
NetGalley ARC Educator 550974
A very quick read about the use of pronouns with the author's love story thrown in. Loved the art and simplistic nature of the explanations. Treat others how you want to be treated.
Super Gay is the perfect beginner’s guide to pronouns for any youngster learning to read! This simple read explores the importance or love and respect. Very cute story with beautiful colorful pictures!
Excellently illustrated and a staple of consistency in innovation and technique from this excellent graphic novelist! I can't wait to see what comes next.
This is a fantastic children's book. I enjoyed the wording and how upbeat it was while also addressing some more serious topics. The artwork was fun and helped in creating an inclusive environment. I can’t wait to get a hard copy for my kids.
Special thank you to #NetGalley, #JessiHersey and #Onenesslovepublishing for sharing this digital copy, these are my honest thoughts on #SuperGay.
This comic was so cute! I loved the message and the illustrations! It’s so educational, teaching kids about identity, pronouns, and being yourself! Also a great family book!
This story is meant to be a simple read for those just learning to read, from ages 1-6, and for children with special needs.
Meet Madison (she/her) or also known as Super Gay. She is here to help young readers understand pronouns. She also wants everyone to know that love does not have to look a certain way. This short, but very colorful book pride themed book is great for readers that are just starting to read or being read to.
Kids in preschool and kindergarten will find this book very useful. They will get a better understanding of what pronouns are and how to use them. Not only does this book teach pronouns, it also presents them and the people they are attached to in an accepting way. If we can teach kids that love is love and it shouldn't matter who you love, then the world will be a better place.
This is the first book in the series. The second one in the series is currently in the works.
Awwwww this was so sweet❤
Very nice if you have small children and want to introduce pronouns to them.
LGBTQ rep has never been sweeter, or more artistic. Super Gay talks about pronouns, combatting hate, and remembering to maintain love and confidence in yourself against the hate in the world. I am so glad this book exists.
So the censors know, this book isn't for you. It's the kids that need to hear that it's great to be LGBTQ, and validating to have your pronouns respected.
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