“…a well-crafted children’s book explaining non-binary and different pronouns at an age-appropriate level.” ~ Literary Titan 5-Star Review
Author and illustrator, Huxley Ren Bunn, is making his mark on the world of children’s literature with the introduction of Stan and Allen: A Book About Gender. Bunn’s award-winning title is receiving praise for its tender approach to explaining gender identity to young readers. Literary Titan hails Bunn’s work as “…delightful and engaging [as it] encourages children to accept themselves and others around them.” Written with a younger audience in mind, Bunn’s brilliant presentation of gender discussions is ground-breaking in its ability to appeal to readers of all ages. Stan the alligator is leaving lasting impressions on readers–important and moving impressions that will set in motion of wave of kindness, empathy, and understanding.
“…a fantastic read…for children and even adults!” ~ Literary Titan 5-Star Review
About the Book:
Stan and Allen are two alligator friends who decide to quench their thirst at the local Mud Slug. While placing their order, the friends discover that not everyone knows what it means to be non-binary. Stan, one of the main characters in Stan and Allen: A Book About Gender, sets out to help others better understand gender identity. Not only does Stan offer gentle explanations, but he also teaches others how to extend gender-neutral greetings, answer questions centered around pronoun usage, and encourages those around him to advocate for themselves. Most importantly, Bunn’s award-winning characters teach readers the importance of accepting themselves and others just as they are.
“Beautifully written and illustrated. Timely and informative.” ~ Amazon 5-Star Review
About the Author:
At the age of 22, Huxley Ren Bunn is off to an amazing start as a children’s author. His book Stan and Allen: A Book About Gender is teaching readers of all ages about what it means to be non-binary in a non-threatening way. Bunn identifies as non-binary and uses the pronouns he/him and they/them and has encountered difficult experiences coming out to people who are unsure of what the term non-binary means.
New to the world of children’s books, Bunn derives inspiration from the children’s books Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich and The Spider and the Fly. Bunn is excited to help educate others with this friendly conversation about gender in Stan and Allen: A Book About Gender, a book for which he hand-drew the illustrations.
“Great way to start these often difficult conversations around gender.” ~ Amazon 5-Star Review