Jacob’s New Dress will be showing up in bookstores this week; Amazon has been shipping it for two weeks. Our first interview about the book and our writing process is up at tipsylit, and our first review is up on Kristine Asselin’s blog. We’ve gotten great reviews in Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus, on Amazon, and from authors Diane Ehrensaft (Gender Born, Gender Made), Melissa Atkins Wardy (Redefining Girly), and Leslea Newman (The Boy Who Cried Fabulous, Heather Has Two Mommies, and so many other fantastic books). Leslea writes:
Three cheers for JACOB’S NEW DRESS! This is a wonderful story that shows us all that there are many different ways to be in the world. Like Marcus Ewert’s 10,000 Dresses, this book has the ability to save lives and change the world. Everyone should read it.
AND IN ULTRA-EXCITING NEWS, we just got word on Friday that the book is already going into its second printing! And it’s not even officially released until March 1!
We have been delighted with the response to the book so far. A huge thank you to all of you who have bought, read, and reviewed the book. We have been getting emails, messages, tweets, and posts from readers around the world who are sharing the impact that the book has had on their lives and their children’s lives. They’ve sent photos of their kids reading the book, and shared news of bringing the book into their children’s schools and libraries, and told stories of tears and recognition and comfort. These are utterly gratifying, as they are the reason we wrote this book.
Thank you for all of your support as Jacob gets launched into the world.