Jacob's School Play: Starring She, He, and They
by Ian Hoffman and Sarah Hoffman
illus. by Chris Case
Magination Press, 2021.
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 1433836777 ; 9781433836770
Summary: Jacob—star of one of the most banned books of the decade according to the American Library Association—is back in his third book and ready to put on a school play! While learning their lines and making their costumes, Jacob’s class finds itself unexpectedly struggling with identity, and what it means to be “he,” “she,” or “they.” Jacob’s School Play is an engaging way to introduce young readers to non-binary people and the pronoun options available to us all. Learning that individuals are more nuanced than how others see them is a developmentally important milestone and helps foster respect of one’s self and one’s peers.