Based on a true transgender identity journey, the picture book I'm Not a Girl is an empowering story from writers Maddox Lyons and Jessica Verdi about a boy who is determined to be himself, illustrated by Dana Simpson.
Nobody seems to understand that Hannah is not a girl.
His parents ask why he won't wear the cute outfits they pick out. His friend thinks he must be a tomboy. His teacher insists he should be proud to be a girl.
But a birthday wish, a new word, and a stroke of courage might be just what Hannah needs to finally show the world who he really is.
One of the authors, Maddox, is a trans boy who was 12 when he helped write this story. He hopes that by sharing his story, he can help conversations around gender start in other households as well!
Authors: Maddox Lyons & Jessica Verdi | Illustrator: Dana Simpson
Hardcover, 40 pages, Ages 3-6. Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, August 4, 2020.