Books·Canadian

Pink, Blue, And You!

A book by Elise Gravel with Mykaell Blais.

Elise Gravel with Mykaell Blais

Is it okay for boys to cry? Can girls be strong? Should girls and boys be given different toys to play with and different clothes to wear? Should we all feel free to love whoever we choose to love?

In this incredibly kid-friendly and easy-to-grasp picture book, author-illustrator Elise Gravel and transgender collaborator Mykaell Blais raise these questions and others relating to gender roles, acceptance, and stereotyping.

With its simple language, colorful illustrations, engaging backmatter that showcases how "appropriate" male and female fashion has changed through history, and even a poster kids can hang on their wall, here is the ideal tool to help in conversations about a multi-layered and important topic. (From Anne Schwartz Books)

Elise Gravel is a Quebec author and illustrator. She is the author of several books for children, including The BatThe Worst Book EverThe Mushroom Fan ClubI Want a Monster! and What Is a Refugee.

Mykaell Blais is a Montreal-based training coordinator for GRIS-Quebec, the Research and Social Intervention Group, a nonprofit community organization and support program for LGBTQ+ kids and young adults.

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