Review: My Sister, Daisy by Adria Karlsson
Updated: Dec 4, 2021
I just want to say before the review that I am so happy to be living in a time when books being published are so diverse and there is basically a book about everything. This one is a really special one and I hope you check it out! Also thanks for reading the last post in this mini series. If you missed any of the other two picture books I reviewed check the bottom of this page for the links!
Story The story follows Daisy’s brother who is grappling with the emotions and worries when he learns his brother identifies as a girl. His mixed feelings are expressed throughout the book which I feel can be informative for kids. I will say that the way the book explains these big concepts, is really easy to understand and is provided in a simple yet very impactful way. I really liked how the book highlights both positive and negative emotions. This book is based on the author’s real experiences with her daughter, which adds a personal and realistic touch to the story.
Art I love the art style. It looks somewhat like mixed media and collage mixed together. They definitely enhance the reading experience and story.
Age This book would be a wonderful addition to any home library. Reading the book to younger children could help expose them to the idea of identities and being transgender. Then, once they are a little older, you can use the book as a way to start a conversation about it. I also think this book can be valuable for older readers because it is a really good entry point to understanding the emotions that surround knowing someone close to you is transgender. I did receive an e-arc of this book from Netgalley. Thank you so much to the publisher for letting me read and review early! All my opinions are my own.
Release Date: September 1st, 2o21
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57094999-my-sister-daisy?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=x2nRTf3G1T&rank=1
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