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Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace. The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world. A quick and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who want to learn more!
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Lindy
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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#Comics format is used to share basic etiquette surrounding gender neutral pronoun use. Short and friendly. #LGBTQ

lovelybookshelf This book is so good. 🥰 3mo
Lindy @lovelybookshelf 😊👍 3mo
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Lindy
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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I‘m currently listening to an audiobook with a non-binary central character who uses they/them pronouns, so it was timely to spot the tagged book in a library display.

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emtobiasz
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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I have far too many library books still checked out, so tonight‘s reading was an attempt to bring down that number by tackling the shortest among them. Tagged book was a favorite, although I enjoyed the #kidlit too. Bats in Trouble had a great environmentalist message, and Sees Behind Trees was super compelling. Kelsey Green, Reading Queen hit a little too close to home, though 😬 The competitive reader in me felt a little attacked 😂

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Clare-Dragonfly
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As I expected, nothing new to me in this book (though one minor detail might have been new if I hadn‘t already read @shanaqui ‘s Goodreads review…), but it was a cute, funny, quick read!

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Clare-Dragonfly
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I don‘t think I‘ll learn anything new from this book, though if I do, I‘ll be pleased. But I love Archie‘s comics, so when I saw this at the library I had to pick it up. So far it‘s making me giggle!

LiteraryinLititz I thought this book was great, though as you said if you‘re choosing to read it you probably already know most of the contents. 5mo
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JoyBlue
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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This topic came up during our policy committee meeting at the library yesterday. I'm thankful to our Human Resources Manager for lending this book to me from the library's administrative (internal) collection. I'd like to buy my own copy so I can practice and help others learn, too.

I'm Debby. I use she/her pronouns. What pronouns do you use?

8little_paws Same as you! 8mo
vumblereads Something that not a lot of people know.... I‘m American but Filipino by birth and I always mix up my he‘s and she‘s, my hers and his. I end up annoying quite a few people but really not on purpose. The Filipino language only has one pronoun, and it‘s “siya” or “sila” which is basically they or them. There is no Filipino word for she/he/her/his. So I guess you can say the language is gender neutral 😅😁 (edited) 8mo
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vumblereads Continuation... 😅 so when I‘m speaking to a person who just had a baby, I have to concentrate fully on what I‘m saying so as not to offend the parents by calling their baby he one moment, and saying she the next. It‘s a somewhat common mistake a few Filipinos make but it‘s never done on purpose. 8mo
JoyBlue @vumblereads That‘s interesting! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 8mo
vumblereads You‘re welcome! 😁 8mo
tournevis I use she/her, but mostly because I'm old and tired and used to it. Were I 20 years younger, I'd be all over neutral pronouns, but at this point, it's more work that worth. I know quite a few people my age and older who are in a similar boat. Now in French, we have masculine and feminine genders and masculine is the default/"neutral". It's nit really neutral, of course. Some people use iel as a neutral, but it's not ideal because ⬇️ 8mo
tournevis ⬆️ rather than counteract the binary (like they does) it underscores it (by combining). It's not my fight and I use what pronouns is preferred, but I think non-binary Francophones deserve better than this. They deserve. True neutral, like En could be, functionning like On, but inclusive of the speaker, rather than exclusive. But it's not my fight. 8mo
JoyBlue @tournevis Thanks for joining the discussion. 8mo
tournevis @JoyBlue 😘😘😘 8mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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What a great little book! It is written by a non-binary person and a cisgender male and they talk about why correct pronouns are important, how to move on from making mistakes sensitively, and role play using different pronouns. I learned about Spivak pronouns too - which I will read more about elsewhere, as this is really they/them. Recommended!

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Krisjericho
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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This is exactly what it says it is - a very quick read with a simple explanation of they/them pronouns. The format makes it reader-friendly, and I think this will appeal to teens.

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CoffeeNBooks
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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I like to be informed and sensitive to others, and this was a good, quick, and easy guide to they/them pronouns.

LiteraryinLititz Agreed! I felt the same way. 10mo
lahousewyfe I just had a friend come out as non-binary. Best find this soon! 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly So, it is what it says on the tin? 😆 I love the comics Archie has done for Autostraddle—I‘ll have to look for this book! 10mo
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elizabethlk
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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This is a fabulous book for all levels of experience. Whether you are confused about they/them pronouns, an ally looking to improve, or use gender-neutral pronouns yourself, you can find something helpful here. Highly recommended.

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GirlNamedJesse
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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A fantastic, short introduction to...well, what the title says. I appreciated the overview and how clear and concise it was. I definitely feel more prepared than I did before. I do wish they‘d included Ze/Hir as well, and/or a list of other pronouns people use other than he or she, though they were mentioned briefly. (Don‘t mind my messy office/storage room!)

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Bibliogeekery
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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This is a simple, light-hearted, wonderful little book that outlines how to use they/them pronouns and why it is so important to respect pronouns. This could be an excellent tool for people who want to be more informed and empathic with non-binary people and would also be great for n.b. folks to give out as a resource when they are tired of endlessly explaining themselves to people. Great resource! #nonbinarybooks #queerbooks

AmyG This looks wonderful. 13mo
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khooliha
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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Breaking: local non-binary person cries over informative guide to pronouns, absolutely zero film at 11.

khooliha I originally mistyped "nom-binary", which: also that. Gimme snacks as I duck out of the binary! 13mo
Bibliogeekery 💖 13mo
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MatchlessMarie
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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I briefly mentioned it in the last post, but today is the first International Pronouns Day! 💜 #LitsyAtoZ #LetterQ

BookNerd9906 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💗 14mo
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MatchlessMarie
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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1. Ironically it‘s a screenshot from my walk of shame yesterday to pay this monster library fine. I guess my due dates just escaped me, oops 🤦🏻‍♀️
2. Today is the first International Pronouns Day, so this little (tagged) book is perfect!
3. The annual Half Price Books clearance event they do here starts on Friday. Also I am doing #readathon and #8inBoo which starts Friday too!
4. Blanket
5. 🎶It‘s a jungle out there... #HumpDayPost

BethM Ouch! How many books were how late? I didn‘t use my library after middle school until I was in my early 20s bc my mom helped me check out a book and it never got returned. My fine was around $60. 14mo
MirrorMask Monk? 14mo
MatchlessMarie @BethM I Think like 9 but I had a movie out too. One of my books was on hold and I knew it would be a long time before I would have a chance at it. The things you do for love 😂 @MirrorMask Yes!! (edited) 14mo
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Crimson613
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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5 🌟! This is part of my recent #netgalley and #library #tbrpile! As someone who has started using they/them pronouns recently, I found this a very helpful read as I'm so used to gendered terms but trying to change. I also love the art, very simple and informative! #graphicnovel #nonfiction #genderstudies

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AlobelThee
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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This book is simply really great, on the practice of they/them pronouns in respects to Trans and Non-Binary people; in a more gender neutral approach to first impressions. -- Tristan makes a good point about restaurants teaching servers to use Sir / Ma'am more often. I do work in the kitchen staff jobs, while often called Sir as a common way, and don't mind. 😏 I probably could try relearning in fair respects, just never using Sir / Ma'am at all.

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AlobelThee
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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I was glad to see the Pride shelves still up and featuring many more! 🤗🌈 I noticed this book on Twitter, and just picked it up with a few more #QueerBooks finds.

ReadingEnvy I read this and it‘s a good overview 1y
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shanaqui
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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Quick review because I was sent an ARC. Full disclosure: I'm non-binary, and I am sick to death of gender essentialism and people saying women are this and men are something else, blahblahblah. I don't believe gender is inherent or necessary, thus my pronouns are they/them/their and I'm glad there are now books like this out there to act as an idiot's guide to getting it right. I didn't 100% agree with everything in it, but it could come in handy.

shanaqui My problem is a small one and maybe some would think it's unfair, but they mention that asking for "preferred pronouns" is offensive. It can be, but sometimes for folks like me it's actually validating for people to accept that how I present and how I want to be referred to is situational and fluid. I have preferred pronouns, acceptable pronouns and ones I don't want to hear applied to me. 1y
LiteraryinLititz Thanks for sharing this. This is something I think about in my job. I work at an “all girls‘ school,” so on the one hand, it‘s not a terrible assumption that the students there would identify as women and prefer she/her pronouns. On the other hand, I‘m the faculty supervisor of the GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance) and I know this isn‘t always the case. 1y
LiteraryinLititz Just finished reading this. Very useful! Thanks for putting it on my radar! 1y
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okthislooksbad
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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Relevant, helpful, important and /funny/, this nifty guide to pronouns is exactly what is says on the tin: quick and easy. It's 64 pages and obviously not a complete resource, but they manage to squeeze a lot of information in and it's a good place to start on the road to learning and understanding gender neutrality. A+ for humour in education!

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MelodySchreiber
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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This short guide is practical, nonjudgmental, and funny to boot. It's a great educational tool for classrooms and workplaces, and also just a useful book for humans who use words. Check it out!

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lovelybookshelf
Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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This comic guide with a goofy, gently sarcastic sense of humor is all about gender neutral pronouns and why they matter. It encourages people to make their everyday language more inclusive by dropping words like ma'am, sir, etc. and not assuming gender. This guide gets into the nuances that come with existing in this world as a nonbinary person. Even if you consider yourself a well-informed ally, you'll learn from this fun, engaging book. #lgbtqia

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