Day 9: Diversity? Gender?

In a world where bullying has gone online and children and youth, who act or look different, are more likely to get bullied, is it any wonder that gender identity issues cause those individuals to be at a higher risk. It is concerning and the statistics prove it. . .

Read my full Guest Blog Article on

It is synchronicity, since her other Guest Blogger this week wrote “Made by Raffi,” available at: by Craig Pomranz (Author), Margaret Chamberlain (Illustrator) This story is for children K-4 that are a bit different and don’t fall into stereotypical gender roles, as well.

MadebyRaffiDescription of Made by Raffi:

Raffi is a shy boy who doesn’t like noisy games and is often teased at school. But when he gets the idea of making a scarf for his dad’s birthday, he is full of enthusiasm even though the other children think it is girly to knit. Then the day draws near for the school pageant, and there is one big problem: no costume for the prince. And that’s when Raffi has his most brilliant idea of all — to make a prince’s cape. On the day of the pageant, Raffi’s cape is the star of the show.

Thank you Sally Ember for allowing me to Guest Post on your Blog. Please stay tuned to for an interview with Craig Pomranz  and Sally Ember down the line.

Embracing Diversity is what will help save the children who are “different” from being bullied and falling into the statistics of being depressed and attempting or completing suicide.

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2 thoughts on “Day 9: Diversity? Gender?”

  1. Hi, Connie,

    So glad your and Craig’s gender diversity children’s books are “touring” my and other blogs at the same time: double the exposure!

    Hope the word gets out so that your books get into the hands of parents, librarians, teachers, grandparents, daycare providers, etc., and KIDS!

    Best to you both!

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