The Visiting Authors Committee is excited for our next upcoming author visit, on Monday, March 16th for Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. Kyle Lukoff is the Stonewall-award winning author of "When Aidan Became A Brother," as well as the early reader series "Max and Friends" and the picture books "A Storytelling of Ravens" and "Explosion at the Poem Factory." He is currently a school librarian in New York City, and has worked at the intersection of books and people for over half his life. Kyle will talk about his book “When Aiden Became a Brother.” The book was selected by the Anti-Defamation League for their Book of the Month program and received the Stonewall-award and Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children honor.
Here is a brief description of the book from the Lee Low Books https://www.leeandlow.com/books/when-aidan-became-a-brother:
When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. His parents gave him a pretty name, his room looked like a girl’s room, and he wore clothes that other girls liked wearing. After he realized he was a trans boy, Aidan and his parents fixed the parts of life that didn’t fit anymore, and he settled happily into his new life.
Then Mom and Dad announce that they’re going to have another baby, and Aidan wants to do everything he can to make things right for his new sibling from the beginning—from choosing the perfect name to creating a beautiful room to picking out the cutest onesie. But what does “making things right” actually mean? And what happens if he messes up? With a little help, Aidan comes to understand that mistakes can be fixed with honesty and communication, and that he already knows the most important thing about being a big brother: how to love with his whole self. When Aidan Became a Brother is a heartwarming book that will resonate with transgender children, reassure any child concerned about becoming an older sibling, and celebrate the many transitions a family can experience.
-PS 29 Visiting Author Committee