A quick & easy guide to they/them pronouns

Archie Bongiovanni

Book - 2018

"A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns."--Amazon.

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Subjects
Genres
Nonfiction comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels
Published
Portland, OR : Limerence Press 2018.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
60 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
ISBN
1620104997
9781620104996
Main Author
Archie Bongiovanni (author)
Other Authors
Tristan Jimerson (author), Crank! (Letterer) (letterer)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 7 Up—Genderqueer writer and illustrator Bongiovanni and cisgender writer Jimerson, longtime friends, present this educational comic guide to gender-neutral pronouns. Speaking to each other and directly addressing readers, they emphasize the importance of inclusive and respectful language. Bongiovanni brings the perspective of their lived experience, and Jimerson serves as a thoughtful ally and role-plays as someone unfamiliar with gender-neutral pronouns. Together, they offer examples and explanations of pronoun usage and discuss misgendering (using the wrong pronouns, assuming gender, and relying on faulty visual shortcuts based on a gender binary). They also model potential conversations, such as how to ask what pronouns others use. The repeated references to creating inclusive work spaces give this guide more of an adult-oriented focus; still, teens will get a lot out of it. Featuring whimsical, lively illustrations, this clear, well-organized, conversational guide also covers dealing with mistakes. A section called "For Folks Identifying with Alternative Pronouns" offers advice on coming out as nonbinary. VERDICT A great, simple look at the importance of using correct pronouns; extremely accessible to those for whom gender-neutral language is a new concept.—Amanda MacGregor, Parkview Elementary School, Rosemount, MN Copyright 2018 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns."A great, simple look at the importance of using correct pronouns; extremely accessible to those for whom gender-neutral language is a new concept." –– School Library Journal (starred review) Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace. The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world. A quick and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who want to learn more!2018 Chicago Public Library Best Books of the Year - Teen Nonfiction Publishers Weekly Favorite Reads of 2018Autostraddle 20 Best LGBTQ Graphic Novels of 2018

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns."A great, simple look at the importance of using correct pronouns; extremely accessible to those for whom gender-neutral language is a new concept." '' School Library Journal (starred review) Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace. The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world. A quick and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who want to learn more!2018 Chicago Public Library Best Books of the Year - Teen Nonfiction Publishers Weekly Favorite Reads of 2018Autostraddle 20 Best LGBTQ Graphic Novels of 2018