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A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns.
"A great, simple look at the importance of using correct pronouns; extremely accessible to those for whom gender-neutral language is a new concept." –– School Library Journal (starred review)
Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace. The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world. A quick and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who want to learn more!
2018 Chicago Public Library Best Books of the Year - Teen Nonfiction
Publishers Weekly Favorite Reads of 2018
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About the Author
Archie Bongiovanni is queer cartoonist living in Minneapolis whose work has been published online, in anthologies, and in mini-comics, and whose first graphic novel, Out of Hollow Water, was published by 2D Cloud in 2013. They are the creator of The Grease Bats, a monthly webcomic for the queer feminist website Autostraddle, as well as a contributing cartoonist to Everyday Feminism.
Tristan Jimerson is a freelance copywriter living in Minneapolis. His award-winning work has been featured in publications such as Creativity magazine and The Egoist. He has written copy for everything from exercise equipment to electronics. In fact, if you've been inside Best Buy within the last 6 months you've probably read something he wrote. Tristan grew up on the rolling plains of rural Iowa, and after deciding that it wasn't cold enough, moved to Minnesota.
"This short guide is in an affable, friendly way to answer some questions about gender-neutral language and give insight into the conversation from someone who is living that reality."
— Teen Vogue
"A great, simple look at the importance of using correct pronouns; extremely accessible to those for whom gender-neutral language is a new concept."
— School Library Journal (starred review)
"A funny and friendly guide to being respectful."
— Mara Wilson, actress and author of Where Am I Now? True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame
"There are a lot of ways to teach people how to be good allies to non-binary people and others who use they/them pronouns, but in my opinion, a comic book with two friends having a conversation about how, when and why to use them while also making jokes and funny faces is absolutely the best way."