Penguin Random House
Simple, accessible, and direct, this picture book is perfect for kids and parents or teachers to read together, opening the door to conversations about gender stereotypes and everyone's right to be their true selves.
Elise Gravel is the creator the Olga series and the Disgusting Critters series as well as I Want a Monster, The Cranky Ballerina, and What Is a Refugee?, which School Library Journal called "effective and compassionate." Elise studied graphic design at Le Collège d'Enseignement Général et Professional and has since published numerous picture books, including La clé à molette, which won the Governor General's Literary Award for illustration. Her books have been translated into twelve languages. Elise is inspired by social causes and lives in Montreal with her husband and two children.
Mykaell Blais (he/him) works as a training coordinator for GRIS-Quebec, the Research and Social Intervention Group, a nonprofit community organization and support program for LGBTQ+ kids and young adults. It aims to demystify stereotypes about sexual orientation and gender identity by raising awareness in schools. Being a transmasculine person himself, Mykaell would have loved to read this book in his youth, to celebrate his uniqueness.