A transgender ant, frustrated because her body looks red, dreams of being indigo-colored instead. A cisgender turtle wants to jump so high she touches the sky.
When they meet, the ant, torn between staying safe and revealing her true identity, introduces herself as Can't the red ant. True Blue the turtle is full of enthusiasm and encouragement, but the ant remains skeptical.
Sharing lessons learned from the nonbinary grasshopper, will the turtle ever get the ant to jump? Will the ant find the courage to reveal her true self?
Can't Transitions to Can: With a Friend Who's True Blue, the first book in the Gender Rainbow series, is a two-part rhyming story filled with lessons in friendship and an "I CAN" attitude.
This story is ideal for reading aloud with children 5+. The story includes a letter to readers that helps with classroom or family discussion.