Nonnie Talks About Gender by Mary Jo Podgurski is a book that helps parents and kids to understand what gender is all about, in regards to gender, gender roles, gender expression and gender identity.
This is one of the many books in the Nonnie Series, which is a collection of books that approach tough conversations with kindness and respect. She has also written:
I am a huge fan of these books as they are the sort of book that you can sit down and read together with your child, and complete the activities at the end of each chapter. Plus they lead into the topic very gently in a non-confronting way. These books are all based around the story of 2 children and a grandmother who helps them to understand tough topics.
This book answers many questions about gender, gender roles, gender expression and gender identity. The underlying message is about respect and empathy when dealing with difference (or diversity).
I really like this book as it simplifies a confusing topic very nicely.
Nonnie Talks About Gender by Mary Jo Podgurski is ideal for children between the ages of 8 – 12 years of age.
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