More Gender Resources

"Vetting LGBTQI Children's Books with Love" Worksheet:

Vetting Children's Books with Lovestatistics 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.

Download the Worksheet - 4 Pages (557 KB)
They She He Me: Free to Be! Poster:

They She He MeBased 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.

Download the PDF (4 MB)
My Personal Style Coloring/Activity Page:

Whats Your Style Coloring PageA great activity to use with the book They She He Me: Free to Be! What's Your Style?

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"Which Outfit?" Activity Sheet:

Activity page from the Gender Now Coloring Book and Gender Now Activity Book: School Edition. If you opened up a closet and could choose any clothes you wanted, what would you choose?

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"Which Hairdo?" Activity Sheet:

Activity page from the Gender Now Coloring Book and Gender Now Activity Book: School Edition. Our hair says a lot about us and how we feel. What hairdo do you like?

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Proud Trans & Non-Binary Coloring Pages:

3 Coloring Pages to celebrate and affirm our trans and non-binary youth and families!

Download the Coloring Pages - 3 Pages (2 MB)
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)

Download the PDF Handout - 2 pages (861 KB)
Making the Invisible Visible! Playing with Pronouns in Children's Books:

Join Maya as she looks at several books and models how to play with pronouns and provide trans & non-binary reflection, dismantle the binary, and break down stereotypes & assumptions no matter what book you have.

View the Video on Facebook (external link)
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.)

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Curriculum Development Worksheet:

2 page worksheet to assist in developing lesson plans that are gender inclusive. The goal here is not to teach about gender but instead to bring gender expansive awareness into everyday lessons. Examples of a potential lesson ideas are provided on worksheet.

Download the Worksheet - 2 pages (452 KB)
Call Me Tree Reader's Guide:

Call Me Tree Readers GuideIn-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.

Download the PDF - 17 pages (3 MB)
Call Me Tree Gender Free:

Call Me Tree Gender FreeMaya's note to her readers about her book, Call Me Tree, published by Lee&Low. Download the PDF below or read online on her blog. (This note is included in the Reader's Guide above)

Download the PDF - 2 pages (3 MB)