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It Feels Good to Be Yourself

It Feels Good to Be Yourself

A Book About Gender Identity

Theresa Thorn; illustrations by Noah Grigni

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader from writer Theresa Thorn and illustrator Noah Grigni.

Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between.

This sweet, straightforward exploration of gender identity will give children a fuller understanding of themselves and others. With child-friendly language and vibrant art, It Feels Good to Be Yourself provides young readers and parents alike with the vocabulary to discuss this important topic with sensitivity.

Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year

Praise for It Feels Good to Be Yourself

"This expansive, straightforward framing of gender emphasizes curiosity, joy, and positive self-expression . . . . Exceptional." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"The spirit of free expression and creativity infuses every spread of this inclusive exploration." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"As the song has it, we’re living in a big, wide wonderful world. And this book is a welcome addition to it." —Booklist, starred review

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Reviews from Goodreads

Theresa Thorn; illustrations by Noah Grigni

Theresa Thorn is the cohost of the parenting humor podcast One Bad Mother and the coauthor of You’re
Doing a Great Job! 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting. She lives in Los Angeles, California, and It Feels Good to Be Yourself is her first book for children.

Noah Grigni is a non-binary transgender illustrator, writer, and organizer whose bold and playful art has appeared in The Gender Identity Workbook for Kids by Kelly Storck and We're Still Here: An All-Trans Comics Anthology. Noah is from Decatur, Georgia, and now lives in Boston, Massachusetts. It Feels Good to Be Yourself is their first picture book.

image of Noah Grignio
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Theresa Thorn video at Maximum Fun

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