“A brand new adventure about identity, loyalty and love.”
Raven Wild is an illustrated LGBTQ children’s book that teaches transgender visibility and acceptance through inclusive storytelling. It’s the third in a series of LGBTQ inclusive children’s books written by Caitlin Spice, Adam Reynolds & Chaz Harris, with illustrations by Christine Luiten & Bo Moore.The first two books are Promised Land, released in 2017, and Maiden Voyage, released in 2018 (co-written with Jaimee Poipoi). .
Raven Wild tells the story of a reckless young boy named Hawk who transitions into a courageous young woman called Raven.
When Raven rescues an injured bird, she learns of an evil poacher’s plan to steal a precious gem…a gem with the power to control all creatures great and small!
On her dangerous jungle quest to stop him and save an animal kingdom, a connection with a childhood friend called Finn soon transforms into love.
The first edition of Raven Wild will be a full color illustrated storybook aimed at 5-10 year olds with an expected release in June 2020.
It has so far raised $15,483 of its $27,367 goal.
You can donate here to be a part of this groundbreaking venture.
Says authors Adam and Chaz:
With ‘Promised Land Tales’, we’re creating the kind of children’s books we needed to see when we were kids. Through collaborations with authors of other queer identities, we hope to tell more ‘stories that never were, but that always should have been’.
In the Promised Land universe, all are equal – no matter their gender, what they look like or who they love. We believe it’s important for LGBTQ youth and their peers to see themselves represented in positive ways, where who they are is never questioned or used as a plot device or a point of conflict.
Visibility in media is a powerful way to show young people they belong; if we don’t see ourselves in stories, we don’t see ourselves in the world.
So join our expedition to bring a little more kindness into the world, because everyone deserves to live happily ever after.