Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Eugene The Unicorn: And the road to self-acceptance


Eugene The Unicorn: And the road to self-acceptance 
written and illustrated by T. Wheeler
Language: English 
Independently published, 2020. 
33 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798580667522 
Summary: A book about the unique friendship between a lonely unicorn and an out of place donkey who explore diversity and decide to share their new found confidence with everyone around them. Sharing is caring, and they hope to help anyone else who feels out of place with their new found knowledge of the beauty of diversity. The intent behind this book, although subtle, is to allow questions and conversations about the LGBT+ community to be raised naturally. It’s often difficult finding the right words to start a conversation about LGBT+ issues and identities, especially when there is little experience to be had with this dialogue on a personal level. Where to begin? When to begin? Hopefully, this will inspire further research into the details and intricacies of the LGBT+ community for anyone that is responsible for guiding youth. Most importantly, this is a tool to help strengthen ideas about self-acceptance and embracing the differences, that when unspoken, may be perceived as disadvantages. Wouldn’t it be better to embrace one’s identity rather than maintain a secret through childhood and into adulthood? 

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