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A children’s book for kids who have a transgender parent is available in Davenport and Des Moines libraries. It is a strange read.

“Mom told our family what he was doing and asked us all to use the pronouns he/him instead of she/her. Sometimes I call him Mom and sometimes I call him David. He likes both.”


The book is targeted toward kids from 3-7 years old. It discusses the person’s mom — David — who used to be a she but is now a he and did a thing called “transition” last year.

Benjamin’s cousin “accidentally misgendered” the woman and Benjamin explains why misgendering someone is “hurtful.”

“This book passes on an important message about acceptance and respect, and covers pronouns, dysphoria, family diversity and misgendering.”

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