It's a They!

  • Pages:20
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:welcoming new baby, inclusivity, gender-neutral pronouns, LGBTQIA+, they/them pronouns
  • Available:04/16/2024
  • Lexile:AD510L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:K
Board Book
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There's a new baby in our family!

In this board book told in sweet rhyming couplets, we are invited to celebrate a new baby, and their gender-neutral pronouns, from the point of view of their excited siblings. The baby is snuggly and sweet in their bright pajamas, they love to snooze and sway...and when asked if they're a boy or a girl, we're told, "We aren't sure of their gender yet—and they bring us so much joy." Accompanied by delightful photos of babies and siblings of diverse ethnicities, it's clear that no matter which gender pronouns baby eventually chooses, they are loved just for who they are, and always will be.

“Opens the door to conversations about gender identity…The diversity and tenderness of the photographs along with inclusive language make this a progressive addition to most collections, and a must for the LGBTQIA+ shelves.”

– School Library Journal (SLJ)

“A charming board book that welcomes a new baby without applying gender labels.”

– Mombian

“From expanding the traditional pink-or-blue baby-clothes palette to being more conscious of how one refers to others…Herriot’s book remains steadfast in its proclamation of embracing love for everyone. This book, with its stylish design and typography, sweet photographs, and proud message, would make an especially perfect baby-shower or new-baby gift for LGBTQIA+ families and their allies.”

– Booklist

“A refreshing change from the heavily gendered materials and language commonly used around new babies, and [it] will be a welcome addition for anyone who feels uncomfortable with the pink or blue baby binary. With engaging photos and cute and clever rhymes, It’s a They! is a sweet welcome baby book that gently introduces the concept of gender-neutral pronouns. Highly Recommended.”

– CM: Canadian Review of Materials