"Vetting LGBTQI Children's Books with Love" Worksheet:
statistics show that the vast majority of LGBTQ+ children's books are not written by an LGBTQ+ person. This means they often include implicit bias and lacked of lived experience. This worksheet is an important tool to develop critical awareness and begin looking at children’s books, (especially nonfiction gender books & workbooks for the young), that support LGBTQI2S+ kids, families, educators and librarians in choosing books that support our community from the inside OUT, taking into consideration truth, power dynamics, suppressed history and first or own voice.
They She He Me: Free to Be! Poster:
Based on the book They She He Me: Free to Be! Having visual reference up like a poster helps keep the conversation open, can help kids understand on multiple levels, and shows that this is not something to be hidden. Also available as a full-size 18x24 poster from Reflection Press.
My Personal Style Coloring/Activity Page:
A great activity to use with the book They She He Me: Free to Be! What's Your Style?
Keeping the Perspectives Alive Handout:
While this handout was originally provided for parents, the information can be adapted for educators also. The 2 page handout provides some examples on how to provide gender expansive reflection for children in popular media such as books and movies. (Also view the video below to see Maya model some of this in children's books)
Charley Parkhurst Coloring/Activity Sheet:
Learn more about the fearless trailblazer and trans ancestor, Charley Parkhurst! (Activity page originally created for The County of Santa Clara Office of LGBTQ Affairs Kid's Activity Book.)
Call Me Tree Reader's Guide:
In-depth Reader's Guide created by Maya for her book, Call Me Tree, exploring trees, yoga and gender identity. Also includes Maya's Note to Readers below.