Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Red: A Crayon's Story - A Great Picture Book About Being Your Authentic Self... Even If That Doesn't Match Your Label!

Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall

I loved this story of a crayon labelled "Red" who draws everything Blue, and how he comes to find the courage and the beauty in being who he authentically is, no matter what his label says.

Here are two of the interior spreads:

Red trying to be what everyone wants him to be, and not doing so well at it...

The art supplies try to 'help' - but they're not really helping... 



And a great metaphor for anyone who is transgender* and/or gender non-conforming.

And it has a really happy and satisfying ending.

Definitely a picture book I wish had been read to me when I was a little kid!

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