It is important for everyone to learn about the concept of gender fluidity. As we grow we are just taught about two genders namely male and female. But the actuality is something different. As the nation has now decriminalized same-gender sex, the oxygen of the country is back! People now have the right to express what they feel and their love to anyone they feel like (with consent).
As this concept is very crucial therefore it demands to be conveyed to children carefully. As children can get quite confused with the concept, it would be better if the concept is communicated to them with the help of the books.
Here are some books that can help you in teaching your child the concept of gender in a better way-
I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
This book is the story of the real-life experience of the YouTube personality, also an LGBT rights activist, Jazz Jennings. This book addresses the questions regarding gender identity. Jazz knew she had a girl’s brain in a boy’s body since the age of two until she was taken to a doctor who discovered she was transgender.
Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman
This story tells us about a boy who is named, Jacob and who likes to dress up like a princess in dresses, something that his male friends and classmates would not approve of. This book highlights how the children who don’t identify the traditional gender roles face challenges and how the support of friends and family can help them cope with it.
It’s Okay to be Different by Todd Parr
As the name of the book suggests, Difference is not something to feel bad but to cherish. This book gives the message of inclusivity in the community, no matter what your colour or caste is. Celebration of Individuality what this book teaches.
The Boy & the Bindi by Vivek Shraya
This book tells about a story of a boy who gets fascinated after seeing his mother’s red bindi and urges her to have for himself. The mother doesn’t scold him and teaches the cultural importance of bindi.
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