Red has a bright red label, but he is, in fact, blue.
While everyone around him wants him to do ‘red’ things, and draw things like strawberries, Red just ends up all blue. He can’t be red, no matter how hard he tries!
Finally, after being given a brand-new perspective, Red discovers what readers have known all along. He’s blue.
Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall can be written in many ways, but especially as a tale to explain transgender people to a young child.
One Amazon reviewer said: ‘Good read for describing disabilities (prosthetics) or transgender (or other identity label) to small children. I highly recommend it! As a transgender man, I may be using this as one of the possible books to explain my identity and the difference between now and photos on my brother’s wall to my young nephew.