Perhaps you caught sight of Polkadot, Talcott Broadhead’s forthcoming gender non-binary children’s book series, when the project reached its Kickstarter goal in April. Bitch is so excited to have Broadhead participate in our upcoming Beyond Judy Blume community forum in Portland on November 8th, dedicated to exploring identity and sexuality in YA lit (more info on our events page). If you aren’t able to attend the forum, you’re still in luck, because we asked Broadhead a few questions for the blog. In this Q&A, Broadhead talks about how Polkadot will differ from other children’s books in which gender identity is central to the story, why celebrating trans* and non-binary identities in children’s lit is so important, and dishes on their favorite children’s and YA books.
Via Bitch Magazine