I PROMISED NOT TO TELL
**A READERS' FAVORITE BRONZE MEDAL AWARD WINNER.
**A Red Ribbon Winner - Wishing Shelf Book Awards
When you have a baby girl you envision many things for her life but becoming a boy is not one of them. This book will benefit anyone who would like to learn more about gender dysphoria and is an absolute must-read for a parent, relative or friend of a gender-questioning or transgender person.
What is unique about this deeply personal parenting memoir is that it follows one transgender child from birth through age eighteen. Every step of Evan's son's transition from female to male (FTM) is discussed in detail, including hormone replacement therapy and sex reassignment surgeries. This book shares it all in the hopes of making a difference in what seems like a harsh and cruel world for transgender people.
You get a real sense of what this family went through. Their son's desperate effort to conform to societal gender norms, a suicide attempt, a family members struggle between faith and accepting a transgender loved one, a heartbreaking death and much more.
You will hear from Jordan as he expresses his own thoughts on what being a transgender teen means to him and follow along as he and his mother fight for transgender rights.
I Promised Not to Tell is a thought-provoking true story that transitions beautifully between the family's personal journey and some of the larger societal issues that face the transgender community today.
Even if you don't know a transgender person, this book will make you feel as if you do. Maybe you have been curious about this topic and looking for a book that will share honest and intimate details on the subject. If so, this book will certainly do that for you.
The underlying thread of this story is love; the consistent and unwavering love these parents have for their children and the steps they took to protect their family.
If you are a transgender person, this book would be an excellent way to introduce the topic to parents and loved ones. Coming out can be a scary time and this book may help make your experience a little easier. Perhaps it can pave the way to acceptance and understanding.
Honest, moving and well written, you will not be disappointed.
Grab your copy now because this is a transgender story you won't want to miss!
Questions answered in the book include: What does transgender mean? What is a transgender person? How is being transgender different from being gay, lesbian or bisexual? Does every transgender person need surgery? What is a transgender woman? What is a transgender man? What do I do if my child says they are transgender? And many more!
Other books by this author include:
What Does God Think? Transgender People and The Bible. A transgender affirming book with strong biblical and scientific references that is both educational and highly revealing.
My Parenting Journey with a Transgender Child: A Journal. This is a wonderful interactive journal specifically designed for parents with a transgender child. Over 75 thought provoking writing prompts and exercises help guide parents along a path of self-discover as they journal about their own unique parenting experiences.
Wonderfully and Purposely Made: I Am Enough. An interactive journal designed for transgender people from pre-teen through to adult. Perfect to give as a gift to a transgender person or buy it for yourself to record your own transgender history. There are even three different book covers to choose from in the print version.