Written by: Afsaneh Moradian
Illustrated by: Maria Bogade
For ages: 3 years and up
Topics Covered: Gender Identity, Pronouns, Self-Empowerment, Growing Up, Family, Community.
Summary: We are excited to be able to reveal the cover of this new book, Jamie and Bubbie!
This story is the second installment in the adventures of Jamie, also seen in the book Jamie is Jamie. Jamie and their great grandmother (Bubbie) are going to go out for the day and spend some time together. Bubbie doesn’t live in the neighborhood that Jamie does, so she is unfamiliar with all of Jamie’s neighbors and the pronouns that they use. Jamie is outspoken and empowered to correct their Bubbie, making sure that the people they interact with have their correct pronouns used.
The story is sweet and simple as it emphasizes the importance of using the correct pronouns, especially when they might have changed since you saw a person last. Luckily, Jamie is not afraid to correct Bubbie and Bubbie is open and willing to learn! This is the perfect primer for young children to learn about what pronouns are as well as strategies of what to say if someone you love uses the wrong pronouns for someone.
If you would like to learn more about how to preorder this book, you can follow this link here!
We were sent the advanced PDF copy of this book by Free Spirit Publishing, as well as the cover photo. However, all opinions are our own!
About the Author & the Illustrator:
We are excited to learn more about Afsaneh Moradian, author of the book! Here is her “about me” section from her website:
“I grew up between Washington, D.C., northern NJ, and New York City. I spent my childhood reading, writing, singing and watching tv.
After college, I started working at a Montessori preschool and my career as an educator began. I went on to get a Master’s in Education and am in the process of finishing a PhD in Education.
For more than 15 years, I have had an amazing time combining my love of writing and creativity with teaching students of all ages (from preschool to graduate school) in a variety of educational levels and settings between the United States and Mexico.
I love sharing my ideas with students, teachers, school administrators, parents, and anyone who will listen.
I write children’s books, poetry, short stories, essays and articles, in addition to writing about education.”
Maria Bogade is an illustrator and author with an animation background. She loves creating illustrations with a strong narrative, colorful and beautifully composed to entertain children and adults alike. Her work is internationally published and is also found on greeting cards and products such as chocolate. With her three children and spouse, she lives in a tiny village in southern Germany where fox and hare bid each other good night (we don’t know what this means, but it sounds lovely!).