Written by the author, Sam Killermann, the new foreword reflects on the changing times since the first edition was published (wayyy back in 2013, before Caitlyn Jenner was a household name and Americans were in perpetual bathroom panic), ways the book is being used, and sets up the changes for the second edition.
In addition to the 30+ chapters that comprised the 1st Edition (all of which are still included, just revised, updated, and improved), there are several new chapters on subjects like political activism, pronouns, restrooms, and more. All chapters from this edition will be downloadable on this site once the book is released.
The back cover is an all-gender restroom sign (download here) to be cut out or photocopied for immediate bathroom activism. The design Fast Company called the "Gender Neutral Toilet of the Future" and the reason Sam is "perfectly O.K. with being known as the toilet sign guy" by The New York Times.
Get the good ol' fashioned paperback version of the 2nd Edition of A Guide to Gender: The Social Justice Advocate's Handbook. This version comes with "Kindle Match," meaning you'll get the Kindle version for free. Bonus! Hooray!
Get the PDF E-Book version of the 2nd Edition of A Guide to Gender: The Social Justice Advocate's Handbook. "$0+" means it's available pay-what-you-want/can — yep, you read that correctly. This is the "commitment to social justice" coming through. This version is the most versatile, and can easily be read on an iPad or computer, or even printed for lesson plans or other uses.
"Fantastic perspective with ground-breaking insight."— Joe, Amazon Review
"This book should be in every school and every library"— Alexis F., Amazon Review
"Easy to read, fascinating topic"— Albey A., Amazon Review
Where do we start, when it comes to learning about something that's everywhere, infused into everything, and is often one of the primary lenses through which we see ourselves and others?
When it comes to understanding gender, it's best to begin with deep breath, then with section one of this book by social justice advocate Sam Killermann, who uses clear language, helpful examples, and a bit of humor to help the medicine go down.
This book is not overwhelming, it's not overly complicated, and it's not exhausting to read. It is a couple hundred pages of gender exploration, social justice how-tos, practical resources, and fun graphics & comics. Sam dissects gender using a comprehensive, non-binary toolkit, with a focus on making this subject accessible and enjoyable. All this to help you understand something that is so commonly misunderstood, but something we all think we get: gender.
A Guide to Gender is broken into four sections: Basic Training (which sets the foundation of knowledge for the book, defining concepts of social justice, oppression, privilege, and more), Breaking through the Binary (beginning with a discussion of gender norms, and working toward a more nuanced understanding of gender identity, gender expression, and sex), Feminism & Gender Equity (how feminism can be a solution to the injustices folks of all genders face), and Social Justice Competence (a series of short, practical lessons that will help readers put the learning from the book to work).
It's written for people who want to learn for themselves, educators who are hoping to better communicate themes of gender to others, and activists who want to add a gender equity lens to their vision of justice.
It's not meant to be the end of one's journey into understanding gender, but a great place to start. Because gender is something we all deserve to understand.
Coming to Audible, iTunes, and other places you might find audiobooks.
Explainers of key concepts from the book, for teachers and learners alike.
Printables of every visual in the book, as well as some explainers that aren't.
Individual chapters from the book, lesson plans, and other helpful resources.