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A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace. The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world. A quick and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who want to learn more!...

Title : A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns
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ISBN : 9781620104996
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 64 pages
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A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns Reviews

  • Yzabel Ginsberg

    [I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.]

    This is a very short book in the shape of a graphic novel/comics, so there’s no excuse not to read it. ;)

    While I’m not particularly vocal about it when I write book reviews, and while the name I use is ‘feminine’, I don’t identify as a woman—my sex is female, but my gender is non-binary (more specifically, agender). So, it’s always mildly annoying at best when people keep referring to me as ‘she’. Sometimes they just don’t know, and of course, i
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  • Joshua

    Plenty of people are going to talk about the relevance of this book as it pertains to intersex, non-binary, genderqueer, gender fluid, and trans individuals, so I'm going to take a different approach and argue that this book is a fantastic demonstration of the relevance and vital quality of the medium of comics.

    Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson do an incredible job of using comics to explain memory, emotion, identity, and the complexities of human interaction in a simple little book, that
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  • Maria Cristina

    This is a comprehending, yet easy (and necessary) to absorb account on the importance and use of pronouns, that manages to be fun and visually engaging, while tackling a serious topic, and offering great guidance for everyone. People tend to take certain things for granted and being correctly gendered is high up on that list. I am a girl who was born a girl so I've had it quite easy contrary to the experinces of so many queergender and non-binary people. However, I remember something that happen ...more

  • Deff✨

    "A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns" is one of those reads that may be complementary for anybody who wants to learn more about how to be a part of today's society. In this book authors try to explain the gender neutral pronouns to the simple-minded folks (like myself) who aim to educate themselves in this field. With very cool illustration and easy to understand language it presents tips and trick for newbies and people who want to improve their knowledge.

    The simplicity of the artwo
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  • Vicky Who Reads

    4.5 stars

    Everyone needs to read this.

    This tiny, 64 page book is not only so important to not being a rude and immoral person, but it's also got cute illustrations & is funny. I do wish it talked more about gender neutral pronouns besides they/them, but this is a really good introduction to the topic.

    It's such a great guide for both introducing people to they/them pronouns or revisiting the topic on in a way that makes it fun and just a sweet, perfectly-timed-for-pride-month sort of read.

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    Also, if education fails and folks are just being jerks, you can just throw this book in their face.


    See?! There's just one more use for it. It's purposely meant to be educational, but fun in a way that even if you are well-informed about they/them (and other gender neutral pronouns), it can still be an entertaining and relatable read. (As in agreeing that some people are assholes.)

    The illustrations are monochromatic in black, white, and shades of grey, and it is a comic, so it features cartoon sketches of both the authors as they talk and act out examples and circumstances for the reader.

    Where the half star fell off was just kind of me being picky about the book. I kind of wish the illustrations played a more important role to the text. It felt like you could read this whole book without looking at the pictures, and I wanted a little more interaction between words and graphics.

    Despite this, I feel like the graphics still added an extra layer to the work, making it fun and a little goofy and good for really emphasizing the point.

    This book is just so important in general because people need to be respectful about these things. It might not be able to convert the staunchest, stubbornest of people who hate anything that isn't cis het white, but I think it's really good if you wanted to introduce a friend who's not really exposed to these things a lot to just make them a little more "woke."

    It's undeninable that we should use the proper pronouns for people (anyone who thinks otherwise can unfollow me now; thank you for coming to my TED talk) and this book is a good way to help ensure that more people know about this.

    I guess I should mention that I found the book to be pretty spot on (if it's important to you to know, one of the authors is #OwnVoices) and it was fun and light and a speedy 30 minute read.

    The authors did a really good way of rationalizing some of the content for some possibly more stubborn readers, and I think it's really great that they're making this book, even though it's not their job to educate people. (Just like it's not POC's job to educate you about the POC experience).

    This was a really quick but fun read, even though I'm already aware of they/them pronouns and how to use them. Despite this, the authors introduce a couple of new ways of bringing up things like how to ask someone what their pronoun is, which I feel like I could use in the future. Overall, I definitely recommend you pick this up, whether it's on loan from a friend or ordering your own copy for less than $8.

    Thank you so much to Margot Wood and Oni Press for sending me an advance reader's copy in exchange for an honest review!

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  • Elise

    I received this ARC from Limerence Press, an imprint of Oni Press. I just started an LGBTQ+ club at my library for teens. I have many students that use our teen room on a daily basis who have identified themselves as non-binary or pansexual and prefer to use non-gendered language. It's a foreign concept to me but one that I want to be more informed about and this book is a great place to start.

    Written from the perspective of both a cisgender (born male, identifies as male) individual and a non-
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  • Alexa

    edit 18.06.15: I thought more about this book and realised that maybe 5 stars is too high, so I'm changing my review to 4. I still think it's a good start to learn about nonbinary pronouns for someone who doesn't know anything, though, and I think that's kind of the aim of it.

    I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    (Note: I am a nonbinary person who uses she/her and e/em pronouns.)

    This was truly a quick, easy and useful read, just as the title promises. "A Quick
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  • Laura

    This is a quick little book that is pretty much what it says on the tin. For those of you who have never heard of they/them pronouns, this is a quick and easy way to learn about it. For those of you who know about the use of these pronouns, and have used them the right way, you are free to skip this lesson. But for those of you know who not only don't know, but don't know why they should know, this is a great book to start with.

    The book is co-written by a Cis man, and a transgender gender fluid
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