Transgender and Non-Binary Youth Influencers Launch Book Collection with Kids Media Disrupter A Kids Book About

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04/12/2021

CHICAGO, April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — While many teens took e-learning as an opportunity to level-up their gaming skills, a group of young people chose instead to write a collection of books about their lives. The GenderCool Project, a storytelling campaign turned global movement led by 18 young people known as the “Champions,” has teamed up with A Kids Book About, the company making kids media that matters, to create a collection of books hoping to bring clarity and positivity to a national conversation that’s in need of support. There are three books in the collection: A Kids Book About Being Transgender, by Gia Parr; A Kids Book About Being Non-binary, by Hunter Chinn-Raicht; [and] A Kids Book About Being Inclusive, by Ashton Mota and Rebekah Bruesehoff. Launching on preorder today, and shipping in June for Pride celebrations across the globe, the collection aims to open conversations about topics that are complex and important, a hallmark of A Kids Book About that helped land 10 of A Kids Book About’s titles on the coveted Favorite Things 2020 list in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. At a time when the nation is seeing an unprecedented level of harmful legislation targeting transgender and non-binary youth, this book collection will help bring to communities everywhere the real stories of Gia, Hunter, Ashton and Rebekah, written by these young people who are thriving. “The GenderCool Project will be our first-ever non-profit partner on a themed collection; we felt it was critical to help bring these topics to kids everywhere in a relevant and honest way,” said Jelani Memory, co-founder and CEO of A Kids Book About. “Our unique publishing model and writing process will elevate the underrepresented voices of transgender and non-binary teens with real, lived experiences, to spark productive and positive conversations around this topic a priority for kids and grownups everywhere.”

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