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In the enchanting depths of the sea, a heartwarming tale of friendship, diversity, and bravery unfolds in Be You Bravely by Jan Moore. Published by NMK Affirmations, LLC, this captivating children's fiction book introduces readers to a vibrant community of sea creatures whose values of love and unity shine through every page.
Within the pages of Be You Bravely, readers are welcomed into the lives of Koyah, Zaya, and Pandora, three dolphins belonging to a close-knit pod. Together, they share days of learning, singing, and exploring their underwater world. Central to their pod's philosophy are friendship, inclusivity, and the power of community.
However, the heart of the story lies in Pandora's personal journey of self-discovery. In a courageous and touching moment, Pandora confides in her friends that she is transgender. As the pod rallies around her, readers are taken on a poignant exploration of genuine friendship and the boundless depths of unconditional love.
What readers are saying
This powerful and raw story, "Be You Bravely," tells a tale of dolphins at sea. Of how they all learn to respect one another and be kind towards everyone. For Pandora, she bravely tells her friends that she's transgender. It's the honesty and finally being open to everyone that makes Pandora smile. Different shades of blue and green come together in the under-the-sea adventure of equality and identity.
Be You Bravely is the story of Pandora, a dolphin, and her two friends Koyah and Inyanga. All of the dolphins in their community are respected, and their community is a safe and loving place. Pandora decides after hiding her true identity to come out to her friends as transgender. Her friends don't really care. They love her for who she is, and they are more alike than they are different!
What a wonderful way to show children that they can be themselves and be accepted as they are. This is a beautiful representation for transgender kiddos, but it's also a way to encourage diversity and acceptance for non-trans kids. We should all be accepted and respected for who we are! ❤️❤️❤️
Maryellen Kim, Ilustrator
I live in St. Mary’s County, Maryland with my little family, a big garden full of flowers, and lots of coastlines and waterways to inspire my designs.
I spend every morning in my bright, window-filled studio, where ideas pile up just like the tubes of paint, colorful fabrics, books, and bowls of sparkling beads and buttons. I try to paint and stitch each day, even if I’m not in the mood to be super productive.
Small acts of creativity can lead to big ideas sometimes!
I hope that you enjoy my work, but I *especially* hope you FEEL the love in every single product as these designs are a reflection of the joys in my life – my family, nature, and the creative process.
About Jan Moore
Author Jan Moore, a mother of four remarkable individuals, draws from her own experiences to infuse authenticity and warmth into the story.
"I am on a mission to bring light to those who cannot speak for themselves," Moore states. Her passion for inclusivity and understanding radiates through the pages of Be You Bravely, where all are welcome to learn, grow, and find strength in diversity.
Jan Moore's dedication to advocacy extends beyond her writing. She founded Narwhal Magic Kindness, a non-profit organization that supports transgender and gender-diverse individuals by providing resources, information, and community. Narwhal Magic Kindness was born from Moore's desire to create a safe and empowering space for families like hers who are navigating the challenges of supporting a transgender child's journey.
Proceeds from the sale of each book are donated to Narwhal Magic Kindness, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides education and resources to families, friends, employers, and communities supporting transgender, non-binary, and