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How to they/them : a visual guide to nonbinary pronouns and the world of gender fluidity / Stuart Getty ; illustrations by Brooke Thyng.

Getty, Stuart, (author.). Thyng, Brooke, (illustrator.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library 425.55 GET (Text) 33500013324439 New Checked out 02/04/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781632173133
  • ISBN: 1632173131
  • Physical Description: 237 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
  • Publisher: Seattle : Sasquatch Books, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"Ever wonder what "nonbinary" or "gender nonconforming" really means? Why would someone choose to identify that way? And how the heck do you use "they/them" pronouns for a singular person - isn't it supposed to be plural? This charming and disarming guide promises to unpack all these questions and more, with a fun, visual infographic approach"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 August #1
    Getty grew up as a tomboy in Kentucky, and when they started using they pronouns, it felt weird. But then the weirdness of it felt right, and that deeply felt journey (and their Kentucky politeness) seems to have prepared them to write this clear, kind guide to gender nonconformity. Getty explores the history of gender-neutral pronouns (which appeared as early as 1375), and how people can convince naysayers that the singular they is neither new nor a big deal. They break down the difference between Sex Assigned at Birth (SAAB), gender identity, and gender orientation, importantly explaining that even hormones and chromosomes don't work on a clear binary. The book also covers interactions: how to ask people for their pronouns, what to do when you mess up, and how to respond to anti-genderqueer rhetoric. Getty's cheeky tone and the punchy black-and-white illustrations by Brooke Thyng make this book a useful reference for anyone with questions about gender, whether their own or those they witness in the larger world, and a resource that belongs in all public-library collections. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Stuart Getty is a genderqueer writer and filmmaker who lives in sunny Oakland, California, with their wife, Nora; cat, Princess Magic Face; and dog, Meadow. They make films and show them at film festivals sometimes, and also do speaking engagements about they and gender at places like CreativeMornings, Pecha Kucha, and SXSW. They enjoy puzzles, jumping in cold water, and shredding. On rollerblades, of course.

Brooke Thyng is a queer designer and illustrator based in the Bay Area. When she’s not taking over the company’s photocopier to print oversize drawings inspired by weird things said in meetings, she likes to dance around the living room, laugh her head off, and read the news.

Subject: Gender nonconformity.
Gender identity.
Grammar, Comparative and general > Pronoun.
English language > Pronoun.
English language > Gender.
Gender-nonconforming people > Language.
Linguistic change.
Anthropological linguistics.
Grammar, Comparative and general > Pronoun.

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