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Author Visit: Meet JR and Vanessa Ford the authors of Calvin

January 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am


Sohier Room, Main Library
32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA, 01915

Join acclaimed local authors JR and Vanessa Ford for a reading of their inspirational picture book, Calvin, followed by a Welcoming Schools activity.

Calvin is a joyful picture book featuring a transgender boy as he prepares for the first day of school and introduces himself to his family and friends for the first time. This beautifully affirming picture book with trans representation is about embracing who you are and being you!

JR and Vanessa Ford are nationally known advocates for LGBTQ+ rights, specifically, rights for transgender youth. Their advocacy and work have been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and in “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric.” They were both founding members of the Human Rights Campaign’s Parents for Transgender Equity Council.

Books from Copper Dog Books will be available to purchase at the program.

Recommended for school age children, kindergarten and up.


January 29
10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Beverly Public Library
32 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915 United States
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