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What Are Your Words?: A Book About Pronouns

By John Sooja, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Charming, gender-inclusive picture book teaches pronouns.

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This picture book is written and illustrated by nonbinary creators who offer a happy and charming introduction to pronouns. Many readers will feel like What Are Your Words?: A Book About Pronouns should be in every K-3 classroom, if not in the family rotation at home. The message is educational, positive, and inclusive. The presentation is cheerful, bright, and clean. And the story is simple, which is great, because as each neighbor is introduced, different pronouns are highlighted. This method is charming because it isn't flatly teaching pronouns. Rather, embedded in an easy little story (going to the summer bash to see the fireworks), Ari gets to show off a variety of different pronouns but also gets to try them on for themselves, to see how they feel. The only drawback is that some of the art doesn't have backgrounds, leaving some pages feeling a little sparse. For younger readers, a few pages may be a little dense.

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