Quinn is an adventurous child with immense creativity and a desire to invent. Quinn takes a few household items and creates something they are proud of. Quinn is eager to show their mother and sister, but instead of receiving accolades, Quinn’s family members are met with questions and confusion. Quinn meets someone new who shares their excitement about their invention. Together, they come up with new possibilities for the invention and connect as new friends.
The author, Jeanette Bradley, uses non-binary pronouns to describe Quinn throughout the book. Quinn’s physical features are unidentifiable, which may be confusing to some readers, causing questions about their gender. I believe that Bradley uses the invention as a metaphor for gender identity. Quinn’s family wants to know the name or purpose of their invention because they believe it will be easier to understand that way. Quinn’s new friend accepts the invention for what it is- an endless source of ideas and possibilities. This book is a beautiful and simple story about acceptance, perfect for children ages 4-8.
|Page Count||40 pages|
|Publisher||Levine Querido c/o Chronicle Books|
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