“A delightful book… a story that needed telling… a liberating message for all children… One of a Kind Like Me deserves to be present in every library, every school, every home.”

Alma Flor Ada, winner of the Pura Belpre Award 

One of a Kind Like Me is a child, parent and teacher-affirming bilingual book on the natural way that gender creativity can be in all our lives. It will appeal to children across a wide age range and is a cause for joyful celebration!”

Virginia Casper Ph.D, Graduate Faculty, Bank Street College of Education

“A fun, charming book! It reminds us that children will show us the way to true authenticity, if we just let them.”

Lori Duron, Author of Raising My Rainbow 

One of a Kind Like Me speaks to any parent, caregiver, family member, or trusted adult who knows and cares about a gender-creative child. We are grateful to Laurin Mayeno for sharing her heartfelt story, which teaches beautifully—and bilingually!—about respect for difference and loving and supporting our children just as they are.”

Jean Hodges, President,PFLAG National

One of A Kind Like Me / Único como yo is a touching story of a young boy who wants to be nothing more than a princess with puffy sleeves and a silver crown. What a great way to show young children that they can be whomever or whatever they want to be…I highly recommend this book to every primary, elementary educator and parents of that young princess!”

Scott Miller, Treasurer, NEA-GLBT Caucus & Co-Chair, CTA-GLBT Caucus

“Not just for gender fluid children! All children can learn from this beautifully crafted true story that spotlights a child clearly strengthened by the support of his family.”

Maya Christina Gonzalez, Artist, Author, Educator

One of Kind should be in every childcare center and read throughout the year. Thank you Laurin for giving us a moment to reflect on how parents and teachers can work together to give children the feeling of being special and one of a kind!”

Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, Director, BAHIA/Centro VIDA, Berkeley CA

“Everyone should read this wondrous tale of a gift of love and support that a mother gives to her son. This beautiful book is also a gift to all who seek a world that cherishes its children regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, class or any perceived difference.”

Helen Zia, author of Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People

“Everyone, parents grandparents, and all school personnel, should read this.”

Congressman Mike Honda

“A book that is positive, affirming, and full of love, it encourages us all to love ourselves and our children exactly the way we are.”

Judy Appel, Former Executive Director, Our Family Coalition

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Written by Laurin Mayeno

Art by Robert Liu-Trujillo

Spanish Translation by Teresa Mlawer

Published by: Blood Orange Press

Release date: September 2016



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