An adorable new illustrated children’s book is giving kids a trans heroine to look up to, and a happily ever after to match.
Launched by a $58,000NZD Kickstarter campaign and a creative team supported by Sir Ian McKellen and George Takei, Raven Wild is the third book in an LGBT-inclusive trilogy set “in a world where equality exists and no one is discriminated against for who they are”.
It tells the story of Raven, courageous young woman who was raised as a boy named Hawk. One day Raven learns of an evil poacher’s plan to steal a powerful gem and embarks on a jungle quest to save the animal kingdom from harm. Along the way, a childhood friendship transforms into love.
“At a time when certain children’s book authors like She Who Shall Not Be Named are mercilessly attacking the transgender community online, we’re proud to release a story with authentic and positive representation, and an affirming message of identity, loyalty and love,” said co-author Chaz Harris.