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Jacob's Room to Choose

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The beloved lead character from Jacob's New Dress is back in an encouraging story about gender expression. When Jacob goes to the boys' bathroom he is chased out because the boys think he looks like a girl because of the way he is dressed. His classmate, Sophie, has a similar experience when she tries to go to the girls' bathroom. When their teacher finds out what happened ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Expected publication: May 7th 2019 by Magination Press
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Suzanne
Feb 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-kid-lit
This sequel to Jacob's New Dress centers around the problems Jacob and his friend Sophie have when they use the restroom at school. Since Jacob loves to wear dresses, the boys chase him out of their bathroom. The same thing happens to Sophie in the girls' restroom because she is wearing shorts rather than a dress; the girls tell her she has to use the boys' restroom.

Luckily, they have an awesome teacher who wants all the students to feel safe at school. She leads the class in an activity about m
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Robin
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to pick up an advance preview copy of this at ALA Midwinter. I was excited that there is a picture book coming out that discusses bathroom access and this one manages to discuss the problem while being super kid-friendly and developmentally appropriate (I have been pleased with most Magination Press titles on these two fronts- the American Psychological Association is doing a pretty good job with this). I especially liked how it was structured- it started at a very personal le ...more
Cassandra
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a complimentary copy.

As a homeschool mom and even though I am open minded. Well I think so. The book made me uncomfortable and I actually did not want to read it to my kids. I know this is going to open some doors for discussion and I know the world is going crazy with all these new things that are very real to some people. I do not not feel safe with another person of any gender in the bathroom when I am using it no matter where I am. The book takes something that could benefit adult
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Jen Murphy
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful picture book to continue the conversations around gender identity and expression. Important for kids to learn to respect others despite differences-as we all know, not everyone falls into a specific category, and this is the book to teach kids that this applies to gender as well.
Edie
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to an understanding teacher Jacob and Sophie, who have been bullied by their bathroom choices, find a way to make everyone comfortable. Their classmates are reminded that at home everyone shares a bathroom and that they way we look does not necessarily describe who we are.
Raven Black
Mar 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Needed book for the issue of non-conforming children and the public rest room.
Michele
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read while in line to get author’s autograph. Important topic that needs to be addressed more openly and honestly.
Jennisen
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read an Advanced Reader Copy of this title. I loved the premise about what we assume when looking at someone.
Earl
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
A very timely picture book which hopefully lots of adults will read. Sequel to Jacob's New Dress.
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