Disclaimer: I received this finished copy from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Book: If You’re A Kid Like Gavin
Author: Gavin Grimm, Kyle Lukoff, J. Yang
Book Series: Standalone
Diversity: Trans MC
Recommended For…: children’s, picture books, Trans rights, activism
Publication Date: January 1, 2022
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Age Relevance: 4+ (bullying, harassment)
Explanation of Above: The book shows and talks about the bullying and harassment the MC deals with.
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Synopsis: The picture book biography follows Gavin in his fight against his school administration when he was banned from using the boys’ restroom, eventually taking his case to the Supreme Court.
Review: I really liked this picture book! I loved that it talks about trans rights and that the book showed an MC who grew up throughout the book and showed the honest reality of the bullying and harassment they face because of who they are. I also loved that the book is autobiographical and shows activism throughout the book. The book is for a little bit older children, but it can definitely help young kids understand kids who are like Gavin.
Verdict: Adorable and very important! Highly recommend!