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Now with a new foreword by National Book Award Winner Kacen Callender, this fascinating book on a relevant subject illustrates the complexities of gender and sexuality through history, science, sociology, and the author's own story.
Gender is an intensely personal, yet universal, facet of humanity. In this vibrant book, queer author and artist Iris Gottlieb visually explores gender in all of its complexities, answering questions and providing guidance while also mining history and pop culture for the stories and people who have shaped the conversation on gender.
Informed by Gottlieb's personal experiences, this deeply researched and brilliantly rendered book demystifies this fluid topic at a critical time. For LGBTQIA+ people, Seeing Gender offers a space for self-exploration, giving comfort, advice, and reassurance in the sometimes confusing process of navigating one's identity. For allies, this book is an essential tool for understanding and thoughtfully participating in this necessary cultural conversation. Whatever one's position, Seeing Gender is a must-read people who are passionate about changing the way we see and talk about gender and sexuality in the twenty-first century.
CULTURALLY RELEVANT AND IMPORTANT TOPIC: An inclusive, sensitive, and accessible book for those interested in learning more about gender identity and sexuality.
HELPFUL: The perfect book for nonjudgmental exploration of gender for the queer, transgender, asexual, uncertain, and for people struggling with their gender identity.
INVITATIONAL: A wonderful intro to thoughtfully participating in this important conversation.
• Those exploring their gender identity and sexuality
• Parents/friends/relatives of those exploring their gender identity and sexuality
• LGBTQ+ people
• Allies who want to understand, empathize, and participate in this movement
About the Author
Iris Gottlieb is a Durham, North Carolina-based illustrator and author of Seeing Science (Chronicle Books, 2018) and Natural Attraction (Sasquatch Books, 2017). Her work aims to educate, humor, and provide accessible information through visual storytelling. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, The Exploratorium, and beyond.
Kacen Callendar is the National Book Award winning author of King and The Dragonflies, the Stonewall Award winning author of Hurricane Child and the Stonewall Award Honor winning author of Felix Ever After. Their other bestselling works include This Is Kind of An Epic Love Story and the adult novel Queen of the Conquered. Kacen currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.
“[Seeing Gender is] an informative hodgepodge that explores gender identity and related subjects.”-Kirkus Reviews
“Gottlieb has adapted her primer on gender, identity, and sexuality for teens. . . . Readers will be immediately drawn to Gottlieb’s colorful, detailed, and stylized artwork and will stay for the succinct text . . . A beautiful and enlightening guide for readers new to the topics.”-Booklist, starred review