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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Children’s Book Celebrates Gender Fluidity

Feb 04, 2020 11:24AM
When Jacob decides he wants to wear a dress to school, his mom breaks out the sewing machine and they create an outfit just for him. Though his classmates tease him about his new duds, the dress becomes a kind of magic protector that gives him the freedom to be himself. This is the plot of the children’s picture book Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman. The authors will read and discuss the inspiration for the book, and read from their new book, Jacob’s Room to Choose, on February 8, 10:30–11:30 a.m., at Rincon Valley Library in Santa Rosa. A “Love Is Love”–themed craft will follow the reading, which is suitable for kids ages 4–8 and their families. See for more information.