A day I have been working towards for years is finally here: my picture book Sylvia and Marsha, Best Friends is available for purchase. Order your copy now!
Image: Sylvia and Marsha walk arm in arm down Christopher Street
Finally, A Picture Book about the Trans Women of Color who Started Pride
Through lush illustrations and sizzling prose, Sylvia and Marsha, Best Friends tells the story of Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, two trans women of color who sparked the modern LGBTQIA2 movement.
Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson meet in 1969 as homeless transgender girls of color. Sylvia longs for change, saying, “Someday we’ll be able to wear whatever we want. People will call us by our chosen names and we’ll never go hungry.” Together, they make history during the Stonewall Rebellion, kick-starting the movement for acceptance of queer and trans youth. Sylvia and Marsha help transgender girls by sharing what they have in abundance: friendship. Today, they are still remembered, showing that best friends can change the world.
Sylvia and Marsha, Best Friends is a picture book perfect for children, their parents, and any trans person who didn’t get to see themselves reflected in children’s literature. It’s not too late to read the stories you deserve and share them with the kids you love.
Get your copy by backing our Kickstarter now. We only have 30 days to make this book a reality, so don’t delay. We need your help to share this story with the kids who need it.