Friday, February 13, 2015
Tell Me Why is FREE on Amazon Kindle TODAY! #Feminist #Childrensbooks
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"One of the most important children's books of our time. A tender and poignant story about the start of patriarchy and how it has undermined the sacred connection, friendship and love between boys and girls, men and women. "Tell Me Why" is told through a mother's voice to her son, teaching empathy and respect, and leaving the audience with hopeful insight for much needed and long overdo resolution and healing between the genders. Holding this book is like holding unity. Trista's vision for gender equality and egalitarianism is pure and presented in a way that makes it not only seem doable in a young reader's mind, but makes anything else seem unthinkable."- Jessica Bahr
"Trista Hendren, author of The Girl God and Mother Earth, has written a deeply necessary book: Tell Me Why, a book for boys that explains why the divine feminine is important for boys and men. In Ms. Hendren’s previous books for children, a little girl, Helani Claire, is the questioning child. Here, the child at the center of the story is a boy, Joey. Just as Helani Claire is clearly a beloved daughter, so Joey is clearly a beloved son—as the story unfolds, it is a mother’s love for her boy that helps him understand why the world is as it is, and why we need the restorative power of women, both earthly and divine, to heal.
Tell Me Why is a wonderful book for a boy to read with his mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, babysitter, friend. The conversation between mother and son at the beginning of the book, and the quotes and artwork throughout, provide a wonderful context for explaining to boys that the story of “why things are the way they are” isn’t about blaming boys or men, but about recognizing history and healing it, for the good of all." -Liz Hall Magill
“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
― Albert Einstein
Once again Trista Hendren has woven a beautiful story. While this is written as a book for children, it is just as worthy for every adult to read. Using storytelling she first affirms the love between a mother and her son, then goes on to offer a new parable to help all of us to heal ancient wounds that have existed far too long between all boys and girls of all ages. . We all need the tonic of the wisdom in this book to work together, to vision and create a world where we are truly equal. A bold and loving story. I highly recommend this to anyone no matter how young or old." -Bridget Robertson