The main character is called Tiny and you never find out what gender they are, despite being asked throughout the book.
It’s always such a treat reading this book at libraries to a batch of small people, to very gently explain trans/gender issues, and to support trans kids. A feminist book club, and we covered a range of books about all sorts of things feminist: from trans issues to disability issues, black feminism, reproductive rights, and so on.
"We really hope that this book can help and support trans teens that might be feeling bad about their own lives or future," explains Owl. I am a massive sci-fi and fantasy geek, so most of the books I read belong to those genres.
I also play a lot of video games in that genre as well.
Owl: I am ashamed to say that I mostly buy them online and get them shipped to me these days!
My schedule is so incredibly busy that going into a bookshop and really getting into it is a luxury for me.
It gives them advice for all sorts of things and has given them invaluable support when they needed it the most.
Owl: We wanted trans teens to be able to have a resource that we didn’t have growing up.We have a creative section for books on screen printing and illustrating.We also have a growing section on books we have contributed to, including Juno Roche’s Owl: I don’t, I’ve never gotten into the habit. I always try to end my reading at the end of a chapter anyway, which makes it easier.We packed it with all sorts of practical information that we would’ve loved to have had, along with affirmations that there is no right or wrong way to be trans.Trans people come in all different shapes and sizes and gender is an expansive continuum of identity and expression.I’ve never once encountered a non-binary character in fiction and it would be great to see more representation of trans people in general, who aren’t the victims of murder or twisted criminals.