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BOOKS Grandma, Grace Jones are heroes in non-binary author's children's book
2021-06-22

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Non-binary author, alternative hip hop artist, mother and activist Ris iRAWniQ Anderson has published the children's book in Charlie's Best Work Yet.

Charlie's Best Work Yet tells the semi-autobiographical story of Charlie—a shy, artistic young girl who is uplifted and empowered to be her true self by the women in her life.

Star basketball player Devin encourages her to enter the school talent show. A photo of Grace Jones fires her imagination. Bus driver Ms. Bobbi compliments her on her "rad" outfits and dismissal of bullies. Her unconventional grandma inspires her to create, be unique and dress as she pleases.

Charlie's Best Work Yet is published by Charlie Girl Publishing LLC and widely available on major platforms, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Also, Anderson appears in the new Facebook Trans/Nonbinary Pride ad (at www.youtube.com/watch; with Laverne Cox, Isis King and others; and will be heard as the voice of Tickle in the forthcoming JB Ghuman animated film, The Crown with a Shadow—a short about a fish who can morph its gender, also starring the voices of Paul Rubens, Geri Horner (formerly Geri Halliwell) and Tatum O'Neal.


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