I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child
Cheryl B. Evans
**A READERS' FAVORITE 2017 BRONZE MEDAL AWARD WINNER.
**2017 Red Ribbon Winner - Wishing Shelf Book Awards
When you have a baby girl you envision many things for her life, but becoming a boy is not one of them. This raw, powerful, and profoundly honest parenting memoir is a must read for anyone who would like to learn more about gender dysphoria and what it is like to be the parent of a transgender child.
I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child by Cheryl B. Evans follows her transgender child, Jordan, from birth through age eighteen. It is a deeply personal account of the steps this family took to keep their family together, to push forward and help Jordan become the healthy and happy young man he is today. Each step of Jordan's transition from female to male is documented as it delves deeply into the social, emotional and surgical side of the transgender journey. The underlying thread of this story is love; the consistent and unwavering love these parents have for their children and the steps they took to protect their family.
You will hear from Jordan as he expresses his own thoughts on what being transgender means to him and follow along as he and his mother fight for transgender rights. I Promised Not to Tell is an inspirational book about survival and love that transitions beautifully between the family's own story and some of the larger issues that face the transgender community today.
If you are a transgender person, this book would be an excellent way to introduce the topic to parents and loved ones. Coming out can be a scary time and this book may help make your experience a little easier. Perhaps it can pave the way to acceptance and understanding.
An unforgettable LGBT true story everyone should read because a person's gender identity is an important human rights issue that everyone should understand. Honest, moving and well written, you will not be disappointed.
Grab your copy now because this is a transgender story you won't want to miss!
Themes in this book include: transgender children, transgender teens, teen depression, struggles, unconditional love, acceptance, affirmation, family, parenting transgender kids, personal experience, mother hood, LGBTQ rights, transgender laws, trans medical care, religious rejection of transgender people, trans equality, transitioning from female to male, FTM (female to male), AFAB (Assigned female at birth).
Other books by Cheryl B. Evans include:
What Does God Think? Transgender People and The Bible. A transgender affirming book with strong biblical and scientific references that is both educational and highly revealing.
Wonderfully and Purposely Made: I Am Enough - an interactive journal designed for transgender youth and youthful adults to help them track their unique journey in a uplifting and motivational interactive writing prompt journal.
My Journey with a Transgender Child: A Journal - the first interactive journal for parents of transgender kids. Relax and unwind as this parenting journal guides you in an exercise of self discover with thought provoking writing prompts and activities. This journal is designed to help parents process, acknowledge and reflect on their unique parenting experience.