Hooray for She, He, Ze, and They!

 
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Hooray for She, He, Ze, and They!
Author(s)
Co-Authors / Illustrators
Age Range
4+
Release Date
February 27, 2024
ISBN
9781665931144
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In this joyous picture book exploration of gender euphoria, celebrated Queer Kid Stuff and The Rainbow Parenting podcast host Lindz Amer teaches kids about all the ways pronouns can be joyful, defining, and empowering.

Everyone has a pronoun. There are hes. There are shes. There are theys. There are zes and hirs and faes and pers and more! What’s yours?

Finding the right pronoun for you feels like a warm hug and helps you be your most wonderful self. This gentle and whimsical guide to pronoun language encourages self-discovery and celebrates the gender euphoria of feeling like you!

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A Colorful and Fun Introduction to Pronouns
Overall rating
 
4.3
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
4.0
Hooray for She, He, Ze, and They is a children’s book(age:4-8 years old) that introduces children to pronouns in regards to gender. This book introduces children to what the right pronouns can feel like by using examples that they would be familiar with such as finding a stuffed friend you thought was lost, or getting to sit in your favorite seat at lunch. The book closes with a letter from the author and illustrator to the adults reading the book about what pronouns mean for them and what they hope to accomplish through this book.

What I loved:
I loved that this book has the author introduce themselves in the beginning and they are the ones directly speaking to the audience. This book is one that I found easy to read to others therefore perfect for use in a classroom. The images really capture your attention through the various colors involved and the variety of feelings captured through them.

Something else that I loved through this book was the diversity that was depicted through the different children in the story. Throughout the book you get different expressions of gender, various pronouns used for each character, various interests, and a range of race/ethnic identities.

The book closes with the idea that it hasn’t covered all pronouns that are possible and it is okay if you want to use something that wasn’t covered. The author, Lindz Amber, also does a great job of letting children know that there is also the option of just not knowing yet and that is okay. I like that this book leaves that portion open ended for children to continue exploring this for themselves with the help of others.

Final verdict:
Hooray for She, He, Ze, and They is a colorful, fun, entertaining way to introduce children under the age of 8 to the concept of pronouns as they relate to gender identity. This book is a great way to begin to have these conversations in a classroom or in one on one settings with your own children.
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A Comforting and Colorful Way to Introduce Kids to Pronouns
Overall rating
 
4.3
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
HOORAY FOR SHE, HE, ZE, AND THEY is a picture book introducing kids to pronouns and gender euphoria. The author, Lindz Amer, introduces children to some of the pronouns that people use. The author then describes how the right pronouns make them feel. At the end of the book there is also a note to parents to encourage them to support their children and allow them to explore gender euphoria.

The book illustrates the comforting and euphoric way that pronouns may make people feel. Using feelings that kids are familiar with, such as smiling a lot or sleeping under blankets, can allow kids to process what words they are comfortable with. It is a simple but effective method of introducing children to the concept of gender euphoria.

Accompanying the story are simple, but beautiful illustrations decorating every page of this book. These gorgeous images use every color of the rainbow to capture the reader’s attention.

Simple, but effective prose combined with beautiful artwork allows HOORAY FOR SHE, HE, ZE, AND THEY to introduce children to gender euphoria and pronouns.
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