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What Are Your Words?: A Book about Pronouns, by Katherine Locke

augustgreatsword's review

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emotional informative reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

libraryrobin's review

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3.0

The main character's anxiety is palpable.

fell4's review

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5.0

Great teaching tool for kids about pronouns. 

queerpoetssociety_'s review

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hopeful informative inspiring lighthearted reflective relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.75

cj_heid's review

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5.0

I saw this book while shelving books at the library, and I was honestly kind of amazed that there was a kid's book for this. I took a second to read it and it's a beautiful book.
The art is spectacular and casually features a diverse group of neighbors for the young kid and their family. The book explains how pronouns are used and how/why people may change the pronouns they use. Readers meet a variety of friends who use a variety of pronouns, and follows Ari who is still deciding which words to use for themself. The way Ari describes trying out pronouns and feeling like they don't fit is a very accurate description even for adults, and still understandable for little ones.
I think it's a great book to read with kids, especially as they get a little older. The book may cause more questions, but that makes it a great way to start up a conversation naturally about how they feel about themselves.
I plan to have this book on my future kid's shelves someday.

(and p.s. I know it's a picture book, but I read it, so it's going towards my Goodreads Challenge.)

ceilidhnewbury's review

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5.0

An awesome introduction to pronouns, how to use them, how to experiment with them, and how to know they feel right! And the illustrations are gorgeous!

fae_emma's review

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5.0

very cute, very sweey story. beautiful art.

libbrarian's review

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5.0

I want to live in this book's neighborhood!!!

holetariat's review

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hopeful informative inspiring reflective medium-paced

5.0

samagader35's review

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3.0

Great intro to pronouns; could use a little more explaining for littles.