What Are Your Words?: A Book About Pronouns
by Katherine Locke
illus. by Anne Passchier
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2021.
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 0316542067 ; 9780316542067
Summary: Whenever Ari's Uncle Lior comes to visit, they ask Ari one question: "What are your words?" Some days Ari uses she/her. Other days Ari uses he/him. But on the day of the neighborhood's big summer bash, Ari doesn't know what words to use. On the way to the party, Ari and Lior meet lots of neighbors and learn the words each of them use to describe themselves, including pronouns like she/her, he/him, they/them, ey/em, and ze/zir. As Ari tries on different pronouns, they discover that it's okay to not know your words right away--sometimes you have to wait for your words to find you.