Jack (Not Jackie)

by Erica Silverman

Other authorsHolly Hatam (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2018





little bee books (2018), 40 pages


Susan loves her baby sister, Jackie, but as Jackie grows older and behaves more and more like a boy Susan must adjust to having a brother, Jack, instead.

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LibraryThing member Salsabrarian
The author of the Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa readers tackles this story of two sisters, one of whom identifies as a boy. The story is told from the older sister's point of view. Susan loves her baby sister and looks forward to being able to play forest fairies and explorers with her. As Jackie grows, she likes playing in the mud and playing superhero. When Jackie wants to shop in the boys' section, Mama assures Susan "We wear what feels right." When Jackie asserts loudly that he's a boy named Jack, the family takes a pause and the siblings argue and become upset. Susan realizes that Jack still has the same big round eyes and the best giggle, and it's all OK. This is an empathetic treatment of gender identity and how a family can manage what can be complex feelings and dynamics.… (more)


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Physical description

40 p.; 9 inches



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