KidLit Books By/About Trans Folks: A List Of Lists

Dear Readers,

There are a lot of horrible things happening in the world (and on the other side of the border) and The Book Wars is doing our part in the #resist movement. For that reason, here is a list we are curating with links to articles people have written about kidlit books by/about trans people. If you have a link you think we should add, please let us know. This is meant to be a resource of sorts for people who want to know more. We would love to provide a boost to those whose voices need to be heard.

EDIT: We will be moving these links, and hopefully many more, to a resources page on our website that you can access whenever you like. We’ll keep you posted. 🙂

Webcomic Loves: On “Rock And Riot” And “Flowerpot”

Webcomic Loves: On “Rock And Riot” And “Flowerpot”

Hm, it seems like all of my good webcomic recommendations come from Lindsay/Me On Books*–including, but not limited to, the two webcomics I’d like to talk about today? Basically, if you aren’t already following her blog and/or her Twitter, you’re settling for second-hand recommendations from me. *ahem* Speaking of recommendations, I better get started: Rock And Riot […]

God Smites and Other Muslim Girl Problems (Asiya Haque Mystery #1) – Ishara Deen

God Smites and Other Muslim Girl Problems (Asiya Haque Mystery #1) – Ishara Deen

Paperback, 236 pages Published January 15th 2017 by Deeya Publishing Inc. Source: Author First, it is not often you get a WOC face forward on books meant for kids. Yes, even illustrated WOC are either in silhouette or turned away from the front for reasons I don’t know. And for Muslim women? Hell, being on […]

Little Rabbit’s Kwanzaa

Little Rabbit’s Kwanzaa

ARGH! You know what’s been driving me NUTS recently? Trying to find Kwanzaa books that actually sound, look and feel like they’ve been written for children who ALREADY CELEBRATE KWANZAA. Take a look at the Christmas section at your local library and you know what you’ll find? Picture books that don’t just explain Christmas, but which […]

First Snow by Bomi Park and Waiting for Snow by Marsha Diane Arnold and Renata Liwska

First Snow by Bomi Park and Waiting for Snow by Marsha Diane Arnold and Renata Liwska

Hardcover, 40 pages Published September 6th 2016 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books First Snow is the debut work of Bomi Park, a South Korean writer and artist. It features a tiny little girl waking up the sound of snow falling and sneaking out of the house to go out and play. As an adult […]

La Noche Buena – Christmas with a Cuban twist

La Noche Buena – Christmas with a Cuban twist

There are now more Spanish speakers in the United States than Spain, including 41 million native Spanish speakers. In recognition of this vibrant, growing population, let’s celebrate La Noche Buena, or Christmas, Cuban style! La Noche Buena: A Christmas Story by  Antonio Sacre When Nina visits her grandma in hot, humid Miami for Christmas, she doesn’t […]