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By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Trans boy embraces his identity in bold, inclusive story.

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This is a daring picture book that celebrates transgender children and inclusivity. Calvin will resonate with trans children, as well as their family members and friends. The authors were inspired to write a story that can help caregivers and educators navigate a tricky subject. The topic is approached in a developmentally appropriate manner. Kayla Harren, illustrator of award-winning picture books, created warm, softly colored images that help draw in readers and showcase the characters' emotions. The story is heartwarming, timely, and affirming at a moment when many people reject members of the trans community.

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