From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea

by Kai Cheng Thom

Other authorsWai-Yant Li (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2017





Arsenal Pulp Press (2017), 40 pages


In the magical time between night and day, when both the sun and the moon are in the sky, a child is born in a little blue house on a hill. And Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can't decide what to be: a boy or a girl? A flower or a shooting star? At school, though, they must endure inquisitive looks and difficult questions from the other children, and have trouble finding friends who will accept them for who they are. But they find comfort in the loving arms of their mother, who will love them just as they are.

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This is a really great book for introducing the concept of gender fluidity and breaking the gender binary. The story is about a child who is happy to be themselves then feels like they have to choose. I prefer this book over many other books out there at the moment, skip the popular mermaid book and share this one with kids in your life.… (more)


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40 p.; 11.2 inches


155152709X / 9781551527093

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