A Princess of Great Daring

A Princess of Great Daring When Jamie is ready to tell people that she s really a girl inside she becomes a princess of great daring in a game she plays with her best friends to gather her courage She s pleased but not surpris

  • Title: A Princess of Great Daring
  • Author: Tobi Hill-Meyer Elenore Toczynski
  • ISBN: 9780987976352
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Jamie is ready to tell people that she s really a girl inside, she becomes a princess of great daring in a game she plays with her best friends to gather her courage She s pleased but not surprised that her questing friends turn out to be just as loyal and true as any princess could want.

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    1. Cute illustrations!! I love the kids imagining who their prince or princess characters are, all highlighting different kinds of strengths! So this is about a trans girl named Jamie (with lesbian moms!) going to meet up with her friends and tell them she's a girl for the first time. All the friends describe the princes they're going to play, and they ask Jamie "What kind of prince are you going to be?" Jamie replies: "Uh, I'm going to be a princess". And then she refuses to be rescued, and tells [...]

    2. I like that the story is mostly about the friends playing together -- not explicitly about the protagonist's trans identity.Yes, the kids' easy adjustment to the news may be a little unrealistic, but (a) there are so few positive narratives for trans kids that I will sacrifice a little realism for that; (b) the friends do initially assume that now that Jamie's a princess she'll be the one to get rescued, so it's not like they're birthed fully enlightened; and (c) Jamie plays in much the same way [...]

    3. A child in my preschool class recently changed her name and pronouns and we were experiencing some confusion from some of her classmates, which they were in ways that were veering towards bullying, so we used this book to nip that in the bud. An excellent addition to any children's bookshelf. Normalises the trans experience for kids by presenting it on their level as just a natural part of life for some people, not a Special Important Lesson About Acceptance. A Princess Of Great Daring avoids th [...]

    4. This is the story of a transgender girl who comes out to her cisgender guy friends and they all support her and everyone lives happily ever after.Yeah, I bawled my eyes out. Everyone please immediately go and read this book with every child you know, and every adult you know, and justeveryone, read this book. Buy 90000 copies and give them to everyone you know, and everyone you don't know, and every library that exists. Go. Do it now. I'll wait.

    5. Challenges gender bias without becoming preachy or political. A Great addition to our picture book collection. Love the diversity of the characters in illustrations too!

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