Sparkle Boy

By Planet Esme

The real value of this sensitive but straightforward book is that it is not actually for the sparkle boys in the world but the people around the sparkle boys.  This story is age-appropriate, not about decisions of sexual identity per se but whether we can choose to be accepting of people as they are authentically, and question the legitimacy and arbitrariness of our own social parameters.  Holy smokes.  Excellent realistic fiction in picture book form like this should be cherished for classroom use. Sure to inspire very necessary classroom discussions of how we need to treat one another and what world we want to live in.