Evans Cheryl B
I Promised Not To Tell: Raising A Transgender Child
- Publish Date: 2016-07-06
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Cheryl B. Evans
**A READERS' FAVORITE 2017 BRONZE MEDAL AWARD WINNER.
**2017 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 raw, powerful, and profoundly honest parenting memoir is a must read for anyone who would like to learn more about gender dysphoria and what it is like to be transgender.
I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child by Cheryl B. Evans follows her transgender child, Jordan, from birth through age eighteen. It is a deeply personal account of the steps this family took to keep their family together, to push forward and help Jordan become the healthy and happy young man he is today. Each step of Jordan's transition from female to male is documented in the hopes it will help others who may have found themselves on a similar path. 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.
I Promised Not to Tell is an inspirational book about survival and love that transitions beautifully between the family's own story and some of the larger issues that face the transgender community today.
While not as heavy on the science as Evans' 2nd book: What Does God Think?: Transgender People and The Bible,I Promised Not to Telldelves deeply into the social, emotional and surgical side of the transgender journey. Even if you don't know a transgender person this book will make you feel as if you do. One Amazon reviewer even said: By the end of the book I felt like I had become part of the 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 may even pave the way to acceptance and understanding.
An unforgettable LGBT true story everyone should read becausea person's gender identity is an important human rights issue that everyone should understand. 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!