I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child by Cheryl B. Evans

I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child

Book Title: I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child

Publisher: Cheryl B. Evans

ISBN: 0995180717

Author: Cheryl B. Evans

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Cheryl B. Evans with I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child

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Cheryl Evans and her husband Jim raised their children telling them: "You can be anything and do anything you want in life." They just never expected to learn that what their youngest daughter desired most in the world was to be a boy. Experience this powerful, raw and, deeply personal story as one family invites you to bear witness as they support their transgender child's transition from female to male.  

While I Promised Not to Tell will help enlighten anyone interested in this topic it is especially valuable for a parent, relative or friend of a gender questioning or transgender person.  Truly it is a book that should be read by every human being.  It is a genuine, heartfelt and unforgettable LGBT parenting memoir.

A wonderfully written and thought provoking true story that transitions beautifully between the family's personal journey and some of the larger societal issues that face the transgender community today.  
While I Promised Not to Tell may not be as heavy on the science as some other books, (the author covers that in her 2nd book: What Does God Think?), this transgender book delves deeply into the social, emotional and surgical side of the transgender journey.

Even if you don't know a transgender person this book will make you feel as if you do. One Amazon reviewer even said: "By the end of the book I felt like I had become part of the family."  

If you are a transgender person, this book might be an excellent way to introduce the topic to parents and loved ones. Coming out can be a scary time and this book may help make your experience a little easier.  Perhaps even pave the way to acceptance and understanding.