Ari loves to arabesque.
They hold their pose with ease.
Brody is a break dancer.
Brody loves to freeze.
Cory can leap high like a cat.
She springs and leaps and bounds.
Diego drums and dances.
Tree has all the sounds…..
Inclusive pronouns are learned alongside the alphabet in this joyously illustrated take on the classic ABC book.
Maya and Matthew, queer parents and co-authors of They She He Me: Free to Be!, collaborate once again to share with kids that being inclusive is as easy as A-B-C!
Kids from They She He Me, along with a few new friends, dance next to the letter that begins their name. Two simple sentences that introduce each kid and how they like to dance are included on each page with a wide range of pronoun use modeled. Fast-paced rhyming keeps the flow of text upbeat and rhythmic through the alphabet, with key use of sound and alliteration to maintain the focus on each letter.
This is a companion book to They She He Me: Free to Be!, providing a way to build on gender inclusive practices, and help interrupt the formalization of gender stereotypes and judgments embedded in how pronouns are currently taught in school.