We would like to invite you to join teachers, allies, community advocates, families and other community members across the UK to host an “Are You A Boy or Are You A Girl?” reading in support of transgender and non-binary young people.
You don’t need to be a teacher or parent of a trans child to host a reading of “Are You A Boy or Are You A Girl?”. You only need to have a few supportive folks available who are ready and willing to help with the organisation and a venue in which the reading can take place.
There's a simple step-by-step guide for you to download here to help you plan your local reading.
Download a #ReadTiny step by step guide
“Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl?” by writer and transgender activist Sarah Savage in 2014, is a resource designed to enables teachers, youth workers, parents and guardians to talk about gender with children in an age-appropriate, non-judgmental and empowering way. The innovative character of Tiny (who prefers not to tell their peers that they are a boy or a girl) and the tone of the language used throughout the book helps make it accessible to a range of audiences, including children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). A number of different forms of gender expression are explored, allowing children (and adults) to think about engrained gender stereotyping and the breaking down of those stereotypes through sparking honest and fruitful discussions.
Our step by step kit helps you with the what, where, when and why of facilitating a #ReadTiny reading.
Download a #ReadTiny lesson plan
Our lesson plan supports the delivery of a #ReadTiny reading in a session for primary school aged children.
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