Kim asked:

Was Donut gendered by the creators or the publisher? I loved how gender non-conforming Donut was and noticed no pronouns used in the book, but the back cover refers to Donut as "she/her."

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Hannah Collins I would assume the publisher. In Sarah Graley's previous graphic novel she was really good with using gender neutral pronouns.
Raj Bowers-Racine All evidence presented points to Donut using she/her pronouns.

Donut never specifies a gender or pronouns for herself. But both of her parents (page 46), both of her best friends (page 67), her ex-friend (page 47) and her teacher (page 87) all refer to her with she/her pronouns. It's possible that every character in the book is misgendering her the entire time, but if that's true then it's never addressed by the author.
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