When Aidan Became a Brother

By Publishers Weekly

Everyone thought Aidan was a girl when he was born, but Aidan knows that “he was really another kind of boy.” #OwnVoices author Lukoff writes with sensitivity and candor as Aidan takes his first steps toward claiming his identity. Juanita illustrates with fine ink outlines and loose patterns, filling Aidan’s revamped bedroom with cozy fabrics, and populating a family baby shower with balloons that spell out an inclusive, triumphant sign: “it’s a baby.” The creators’ exploration of one transgender child’s experience emphasizes the importance of learning "how to love someone for exactly who they are."