Last week I got out by myself on an evening that was not strictly for work, and went to an author talk at my local library with Cheryl Kilodavis. She has made news recently, as this book came out in January and she's been making the interview rounds with her children.
Kilodavis is the mother of a "Princess Boy", as her son has wanted to dress as a princess or in girls'-type clothing from a young age. She says she first wrote this book in order to have a tool to hand to teachers, babysitters, clerks - anyone whose understanding and acceptance she was seeking. After self-publishing for awhile, the book was picked up and can now be found in a store near you.
Most of the conversation was about acceptance and bullying, and this book would be a great tool for starting a conversation about that. Can we accept others for who they truly are? Can we still be friends, even with those who are different from us? It's a lovely, short, easy read and an important conversation to have.