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Cory Silverberg & Melanie Hope host this event celebrating gender diversity in Children's books

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What Makes a Baby’s author and sex educator, Cory Silverberg will be joined by Melanie Hope Greenberg, author of Mermaids on Parade, for a celebration of gender diversity in children’s books at BookCourt on Saturday, September 21st at 2:00pm. Families welcome! Jumping Out of Boxes is an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.

What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. Written by Cory Silverberg, the “Dr. Spock of the 21st century”, this children’s picture book about where babies come from reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of children, adults, and families, however they came to be.

What Makes a Baby teaches children the multiple truths behind conception, gestation, and birth in a way that works regardless of circumstance—whether it was adoption, at home or clinic births, the “old-fashioned way” or with the help of reproductive technologies and regardless of orientation, gender, and family composition. Just as importantly, the story doesn’t gender people or body parts, so it leaves room for parents and families to educate their child without having to erase their own experience. What Makes a Baby helps parents tell children a story about where they came from that isn’t just true for them, but true for everyone.

Cory Silverberg, joined with Melanie Hope, will be hosting an event that celebrates gender diversity in children’s books, complete with stories for kids, a discussion for adults, and coloring and snacks for every one!

Jumping Out of Boxes: Celebrating Gender Creativity in Children's Books

Saturday, September 21, 2013 2pm

BookCourt (163 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY) Map it Free

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