A delightfully endearing debut picture book by bestselling author and activist Juno Dawson in which a sister proves to be an LGBTQ ally when answering everyone's questions about where her brother Bill has gone.
When Bill can't be found at school one day, the imaginations of the other children run wild. Is he on vacation? Is he lost in the park? Has he been eaten by a shark? It's up to Bill's sister to explain that everyone needs to chill.
Juno Dawson's debut LGBTQ children's book is a witty and fun-filled rhyming story about family, identity, and acceptance. Bold, joyful, and warm-hearted, this inclusive children's book's message shines through on every page.
About the Author
Juno Dawson is the international bestselling author of fiction and nonfiction for young adults. She is a columnist for Attitude magazine and a key LGBTQ+ activist with the charity Stonewall. A former teacher specializing in behavior studies, Juno now writes full time and lives in Brighton, England.
LAURA HUGHES is the illustrator of Kelly Clarkson’s New York Times bestselling picture book RIVER ROSE AND THE MAGICAL LULLABY as well as the enormously successful ON THE FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN. Laura is based in Hastings on the South Coast of England.
Praise for You Need to Chill!
"I love just how “chill” this (unnamed) sibling is about [her sibling’s transition] and how she helps others accept it as well." — Youth Services Book Review, STARRED review
"Worthwhile, fulfilling, and accessible." — Good Reads with Ronna
"Breezy, light and sets a firm boundary for a possibly thorny question." — Lavender Magazine