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Neither by Airlie Anderson
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Cute, if heavy-handed and relentlessly pastel. An adult in the US reading this would immediately conclude that it is about awareness, acceptance, and celebration of transgender and gender non-binary people. (The rainbow of characters at the end kind of clobbers and adult with a 2x4 of obviousness.) And hey, that's great and good, if completely un-subtle. But to my 5 year old, it was just about accepting differences of any kind, and about making everyone feel welcome whatever their differences, and that's good, too. If you want the book to be about gender, it works that way. And it also works as a sweet story with sad rejection at the outset followed by glorious and colorful acceptance at the end.
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December 17, 2018 – Shelved

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