#OurWorld: A Children’s Story called RED

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Original credit goes to dizzleceezy and was reposted by Gay Star News. I couldn’t figure out how to repost the whole story without saving and uploading the pictures myself, but I wanted to make sure credit goes where credit is due.

This is a book for explaining transgender people to children, and I think it’s just lovely. Such a powerful little story. I think it’s easy to understand and has a clear message. When I have kids, I definitely need to have this.

From Gay Star News:

Red has a bright red label, but he is, in fact, blue.
While everyone around him wants him to do ‘red’ things, and draw things like strawberries, Red just ends up all blue. He can’t be red, no matter how hard he tries!
Finally, after being given a brand-new perspective, Red discovers what readers have known all along. He’s blue.
Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall can be written in many ways, but especially as a tale to explain transgender people to a young child.

Here’s the book:




S.K. Balk lives in the frozen wasteland of Northern Michigan. She is the author of the dystopian medical sci-fi THE BLOOD OF NERYS (also available in print).


About oneofthedragons

Samantha K. Balk and F. R. Donaldson met on An Archive of Our Own, one of the many fanfiction sites online, when Sam asked Frankie to illustrate the fanfiction that would one day lead to Sam's first novel. They've been friends ever since! This blog was created as a way to share the oftentimes difficult journey any new author experiences on the uncomfortable quest of an introvert for attention to his or her most personal work. It is meant to remind you that authors don't just appear fully fledged like a George R. R. Martin, that all of us start out unsure and feeling inadequate. Feel free to ask us anything. Sam: sammykaye9@gmail.com Frankie: reluctant.fraggle@gmail.com

Posted on July 5, 2016, in #OurWorld and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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