My New Mommy

My New Mommy

by Lilly Mossiano
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My New Mommy by Lilly Mossiano

My New Mommy is a short illustrated work of fiction following young Violet through the journey of her father's transition from male to female. It explains, in easy to convey and appropriate for young children words, the basic steps of, and reasons for, male to female gender reassignment surgery and the emotional and mental changes that occur during transition.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044360006
Publisher: Spun Silver Productions
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Series: "My New" Books for Explaining Transgender People to Children , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,008,320
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Lilly Mossiano is the author of the books “My New Mommy” and “My New Daddy”. She is a transgender woman, a geek at heart, and an advocate for the rights of all LGBT people. She is working hard to put books out there to help the next generation be conscious of the existence of and the respect for transgender individuals. She is currently working on several new additions to the “My New …” series, and wishes to spread the word and educate the public on the struggles of being both a transgender woman, and a transgender parent. She wants to bring hope to those who are losing their internal struggles with depression and/or other mental illness due to the situations they cannot control(ie, being gay, lesbian, queer or transgender), as well as remind the youth of today that “it gets better”. She is also writing several young adult titles in the sci-fi and horror genres.

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My New Mommy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
PaganParent More than 1 year ago
So often, parents don’t know how to explain transgendered women(or men) to their children. It gets a thousand times harder when it is your own child. This book is designed to help transgendered parents explain to their children what is going on. In very plain speech, the story is narrated by 4 year old Violet. Her father has come out as transgendered, and Violet goes through the story, with step by step child-like descriptions of how her father becomes her new mommy. It starts, properly, with her using the pronouns “he/him” before she is explained the transition, and ends, very properly with her using the pronoun “she/her” to describe her new mother after the transition. I also see it as the perfect way to explain the situation to a child, regardless of relation. My autistic nephew met Lilly and then asked my sister questions. She answered him in much the way part of this book reads out, and he understood. I think reading this book would make it even clearer. Even though it is designed for very young children, I could easily see it being used for any child under the age of 12. After that, I think a more in depth and descriptive tale(or even a straight out talk) would be more appropriate. I could also see this book be used in family therapy sessions, if a child is having difficulty coping with the change. Having a father who comes out as transgendered could create a sense of loss within a child’s mind. This book helps how that, though a child is essentially “losing” a father, they are gaining another mother.