Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
- Reading age: 6 to 8
Have you ever wondered what happens to your birthday wishes? Funny or serious, sad or wonderful, every wish gets read by a Birthday Wish Fairy. This year, David wishes for something his Wish Fairy has never heard of before – to turn into a girl.
About the authors
S. Bear Bergman is the author of two books, the Lambda Award-nominated The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You (Arsenal Pulp, 2009), and Butch Is a Noun, first published by Suspect Thoughts in 2006 and reissued in a new edition by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2010. Bear is also the co-editor (with Kate Bornstein) of the Lambda Award-winning anthology Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (Seal, 2010). Ze is also a frequent contributor to anthologies on all manner of topics from the sacred to the extremely profane. A longtime activist, Bear was one of the founders of the first-ever Gay Straight Alliance, and has watched them spread with wonder. Ze continues to work at the points of intersection between and among gender, sexuality, and culture, and spends a lot of time trying to discourage people from installing traffic signals there. Bear lives in Toronto, Ontario with hir husband and son.
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Suzy Q Malik is an artist who likes to create delightfully queer things. They illustrated the children’s book The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy (Flamingo Rampant). Their collaborative comic work has been published in the feminist anthologies Red Light (Arsenal) and She's Shameless (Tightrope). They are based in Toronto, ON, but their happy places include; the middle of a dance floor, by a body of water, or when they're drawing.
Other titles by S. Bear Bergman
Special Topics in Being a Human
A Queer and Tender Guide to Things I've Learned the Hard Way about Caring For People, Including Myself