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Getting Glam at Gram's

Getting Glam at Gram's

Text by Sara Weed
Illustrated by Erin Hawryluk
Categories: LGBTQ+ Literature, Children's & Young Adult, Children's
Hardcover : 9781551529691, 32 pages, 2024
Expected to ship: 2024-09-03
Expected to ship: 2024-09-03


A colourful and celebratory picture book that embraces all gender expressions through a fun family fashion show

Alex, a young person who identifies as non-binary, eagerly awaits Sunday dinner with all their cousins at Gram's house. It's not just the yummy treats that Alex looks forward to - Sunday is when they get glamorous! Everyone is welcome at this fun family gathering, where gender diversity and expression are showcased on a homemade runway. Gram's wardrobe is bursting with styles from different decades, and the kids have a blast as they build their ensembles, becoming anything they can imagine. This playful fashion show is filled with so much joy that even an "uh-oh" is saved by love and understanding.

Getting Glam at Gram's is a warm and loving book that champions diversity, gender expression, and learning to love yourself. You'll be dreaming up outfits before you reach the last page. Whoever you are, get glam!

Ages 3 to 8.


Getting Glam at Gram's is a fabulous and heartfelt picture book that celebrates diversity in the most vibrant and colourful ways. The illustrations magically sparkle like glitter, interwoven with the beautiful text. This book left the biggest smile on my face and filled my heart with so much warmth. -Hasan Namir, author of The Name I Call Myself

A carefully crafted story that joins curiosities about gender expansiveness with the colourful potential of playing dress-up. A must-read for any young, playful mind. -Mark Reinhart, artist, educator, and queer activist

Getting Glam at Gram's is an exuberant celebration of fun, fashion, self-expression, and deep connections between different generations of family. Readers of all ages will take delight in the fabulous illustrations of Gram's incredible outfits and the kids who try them on. Yet there's something deeper here as well: Gram's loving response to a difficult moment reminds us that at the end of the day, it's not the clothes that matter but the way they make us feel and the way we offer care and joy to one another. This book will leave a sparkle in your eye and a smile in your heart. -Kai Cheng Thom, author of From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea

Getting Glam at Gram's is for every kid, like me, who loves to dress up in their grown-ups' clothes and put on shows in the basement. Filled with warmth, whimsical illustrations, and characters who seem like old friends, this enchanting book celebrates the joy of self-expression. We can all hope to be as glam as Gram! -Adam Francis Proulx, writer and puppeteer, The Fabulous Show with Fay and Fluffy