Not only does Olympia's own Danger Dot Publishing have the corner on this particular niche market of kids books on a local level with this beautiful story in a burgeoning field of interest, but they've also successfully helped 17 LGBTQ Ugandans escape oppression via their own kind of 'underground railroad'. They get my 'this is fucking righteously awesome award so far this year. -skycosby
Now available at Last Word Books, as well as at the publisher's website:
“Meet Polkadot,” is an accessible introduction to the main character in our series, Polkadot. Polkadot as well as Polkadot’s big sister Gladiola and best friend Norma Alicia, introduce our readers to the challenges and beauty that are experienced by Polkadot as a non-binary, trans kid. While Gladiola learns how to engage with information that she “didn’t know she didn’t know,” Norma Alicia provides Polkadot with a generous, additional perspective on how identities intersect and how allyship works. “Meet Polkadot,” tells Polkadot’s story from a transgender-liberation and feminist perspective and explores the complexity of identity in gentle and real terms. For ages 3-130!