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It's Okay to Sparkle
The inspirational story, told in her own words, of 7-year-old Avery Jackson, who was assigned male at birth, but has now transitioned into a young girl, tells the story of how she realized she was a girl and how she helped her parents and friends to understand her transition. Her heart-warming story covers themes of friendship, bullying and self-esteem. Whether you're into ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 21st 2017 by Debi Jackson
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S's reading It's Okay to Sparkle and she got to the part with "when I was born, they thought I was a boy, but I knew in my heart I was a girl" and she gasped, turned around, and said, "that's just like me!" with the hugest grin on her face
Dec 11, 2018 Sydney Ossege rated it it was amazing
Such an inspirational story that all should read! To my knowledge and past reading, I have never been exposed to a book like this, but I was thrilled to see a published book talking about this subject. When she stated "I was born a boy, but in my heart I knew I was a girl" I was immediately connected to this book and did not want to put it down. I truly believe that all children books has a message for adult readers as well, and with this one I believe it should be read by all. Detailing her lif ...more
Oct 21, 2018 Carlie Lattanzio rated it really liked it
This is a very inspirational story. It is told in her own words. This book is about a 7-year-old Avery Jackson, who was assigned male at birth but has now transitioned into a young girl. She tells the story of how she realized she was a girl and how she helped her parents and friends to understand her transition. This book is really amazing and should be read to children to help understand transgender.
This book was such a good read. This is also a good book to read to children to help them realize many things! It shows that it’s okay to be anything you want to be! Only you can know what you want to be, so be it. Avery is a strong independent and powerful young girl and it shows. Children need to see this.
Oct 23, 2018 Sierra McCorvey rated it it was amazing
Avery Jackson was born a male, but found her truest self as a girl. The book describes the idea of transgendered to young audiences. The book also brings up topics of diversity, acceptance, bullying and parenting a transgendered child. This book presents an opportunity to educate everyone and open up dialogue on the gender spectrum.
This is a book about being transgender. It is told from the child's point of view. It discusses people who don't like her and problems with the bathroom. Very straight forward. This would be a good book for discussion in class.
Oct 29, 2018 Morgan Sauerwein added it
This book is the story off a 7 year old named Avery Jackson. Avery was born biologically a male. Now, she has transitioned into a girl. She discusses how she knew she was a girl and how her parents and friends needed help understanding. While this wasn't easy, Avery did it. This transition rough about bullying and self-esteem issues, but also many beautiful things. It shows that you are able to be who you want and still be loved. It is written in a way that children can't understand and be inspi ...more