Jack (Not Jackie)

Illustrated by Holly Hatam
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About The Book

In this heartwarming picture book, a big sister realizes that her little sister, Jackie, doesn't like dresses or fairies-she likes ties and bugs! Will she and her family be able to accept that Jackie identifies more as "Jack"?

Susan thinks her little sister Jackie has the best giggle! She can't wait for Jackie to get older so they can do all sorts of things like play forest fairies and be explorers together. But as Jackie grows, she doesn't want to play those games. She wants to play with mud and be a super bug! Jackie also doesn't like dresses or her long hair, and she would rather be called Jack.

Readers will love this sweet story about change and acceptance. This book is published in partnership with GLAAD to accelerate LGBTQ inclusivity and acceptance.

Product Details
  • Publisher: little bee books (October 2018)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781499807318
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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This is arguably the only male transgender story for younger children and important accordingly. Silverman handles her sensitive material extremely well, with a light, non-didactic touch. The spirit of the story is nicely augmented by Hatam's sprightly cartoon illustrations. A helpful appended author's note offers context for the story, which belongs in every library.

– Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

[P]rovides a necessary message of acceptance and representation for transgender boys...

– Kirkus Reviews

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