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Book Title: A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns
Author: Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
Series: N/A
Genres: Non-Fiction, Graphic Novels, LGBTQ+
Format: Advanced Reader Copy

Expected Publication: June 12th 2018
My e-copy was provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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Synopsis

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 long-time 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!


I found this book really useful in teaching me ways I can adjust my language to be more inclusive, while also helping explain why making that change may not be as easy as I’d hoped!

It is, as the name suggests, a quick and easy guide. I read through it in about half an hour but learned an awful lot in the process. I encourage others to take the time to learn from this book and help start shaping a change in how we talk. As the book says, we don’t use “forsoth anymore” (although I kinda wished we did!).

Thank you to Oni Press and Netgalley for allowing me an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

By the way – I rate books slightly differently when they are non-fiction. 5* means the subject matter is presented in an accessible way and is easy to digest.

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