Calvin

LGBTQ People & Homophobia/Heterosexism
Calvin
Author(s):
JR Ford, Vanessa Ford
Illustrator(s):
Kayla Harren
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN:
978-0593108673
Year:
LGBTQ People & Homophobia/Heterosexism

Calvin has always been a boy, even if the world sees him as a girl. He knows who he is in his heart and in his mind but he hasn't yet told his family. Finally, he can wait no longer: "I'm not a girl," he tells his family. "I'm a boy--a boy in my heart and in my brain." Quick to support him, his loving family takes Calvin shopping for the swim trunks he's always wanted, back-to-school clothes and a new haircut that helps him look and feel like the boy he's always known himself to be. As the first day of school approaches, he's nervous and the "what-ifs" gather up inside him. But as his friends and teachers rally around him and he tells them his name, all his "what-ifs" begin to melt away.

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