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About the Book:
The Gender & Infinity Book for Kids is not your average book about gender!
It’s a kid’s guide to embodiment of your fullest self using the stunning and infinite reflection of nature.
The journey begins with a group of kids reveling in the wonder and awe of nature’s infinity seen in plants, animals, sea creatures, the night sky….
….only to be confronted by the two very small gender boxes that all of nature must squeeze into.
Watch as two of the kids remember the pressure to conform to gender stereotypes before finding their own comfort and reflection in nature’s necessary and awesome diversity.
Award-winning illustrator and author, Maya Gonzalez brings their artistic touch to the lush, outdoor environments of fantastic flowers, deep waters, expansive night skies, as well as a menagerie of animals, fish and bugs for 11 of the Pronoun Kids to frolic through.
Familiar characters (from our other books) explore the very real pressure kids experience to comply to gender roles and how it can impact how they see the world and themselves.
What makes this book different?
Children’s books about gender tend to focus on definitions and understandings of self in relation to whether one matches (or doesn’t) the label assigned to them at birth.
The Gender & Infinity Book for Kids reorients and changes the gender conversation at the root.
Instead of defining in relation to assignments at birth, it provides kids with an understanding of self in relation to the infinite flow of nature. When we have a felt sense of our inherent belonging to a greater story of diversity, we are better equipped to understand and see through the “the boxes” that limit all of us from being our true selves.
The Gender & Infinity Book for Kids is a remedy-based framework. It roots resilience deep in the power of nature, and helps heal the impact of gender pressure and preempt its internalization.
The illustrated story reminds young kids that they are a part of the infinite diversity of all of nature more than they are a definition or a label.
A discussion guide in the back provides facts about body and gender diversity in nature and a holistic approach to gender that deepens the story and experience with each reading.
This shift in focus toward nature first literally provides the largest foundation of support possible. Something profoundly needed through these times of focused, organized and aggressive attacks against our trans, nonbinary and intersex kids.
Watch a Sneak Peek:
a brief snippet of the story with sketches
We will be simultaneously releasing a hardcover, paperback, and coloring book of The Gender & Infinity Book for Kids.
The book is approx 44 pages and for ages 3+ (written for the 4-8 age range)
…but even grown-ups can benefit from the experience!
The funds from this campaign will directly support the final art creation, design and production.
Maya Gonzalez is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and author with nearly 3 decades of experience creating children’s books. Maya’s most recent book with Lesléa Newman (author of Heather Has Two Mommies) is set to release in March of this year. Learn more about Maya here.
Maya is also the creator of the Gender Wheel – an entire approach to gender and life that addresses, transforms, and heals binary thinking and gender oppression. Learn more about the Gender Wheel and what makes us different.
Who are We? Maya and Matthew, parents and partners, are the team behind the Gender Wheel. Our books and educational tools are published under the Gender Wheel World imprint of Reflection Press – a POC, queer, and trans owned indie press based in San Francisco. Learn more about us here.
The Gender & Infinity Book for Kids is an integral part to our foundational Gender Wheel materials that cultivate a new planetary mindset in alignment with nature to ignite cascading change.
Learn more about the Rewards!
Numerous ways to support and snag the book. Even $5 gets you a little something special!
Choose from our multiple reward tiers. Back our project for $20 or more and get a copy of the book.
ADD-ON BOOKS & KITS. Bundle in pronoun books and the Playing with Pronouns card deck OR get Classroom Kits with playmats.
(Learn more about our other Gender Wheel World books & materials here)
PERSONALIZED PORTRAITS! exclusively available during the campaign time, a one-of-a-kind personalized portrait of you or your family in the style of the book by author & illustrator, Maya Gonzalez. (Limited quantity available)
VIDEO SERIES. Get discounted and extended access to our Decolonizing Gender with Nature- Part 1 Video Series at the $55 or the Classroom Kit reward tiers.
JUST ADDED! CUSTOM BLANKETS exclusively available during the campaign time. Check out the imagery and designs:
WATCH THE BOOK COME TO LIFE! ALL Backers get FREE access to our “Inside the Making of…The Gender and Infinity Book for Kids” Video Series. Check out the trailer:
NEW VIDEO every week!
View our FAQs tab above for even more details about the project or send us an email at hello(at)genderwheel.com.
edith04/03/2023I sure hope it's not too late!$50.00
Heather03/31/2023Please let me know about the family portrait details and if you can combine faces from more than one image.$300.00
Laura03/31/2023You all are the best!$25.00
Madeline03/31/2023Thank you !!!$55.00