“I Am A Prince” is a gift book that is pure and simple

I Am A Prince book cover of a boy wearing a crown
I Am A Prince, Illustration by Mutiara Arum

The emotions and family dynamic of gender diversity explained for children

It is so hard to tell your parents the truth. Any truth. The weight of their expectations hangs over our heads like the sword of Damocles, and the slightest wrong move will bring it down. So, we think.

Damien A. Lopez’s new book I Am A Prince is aimed at the younger set—all those gay-bies and babies who will become us and our allies as they become adults. Truly, it could be helpful to those who have difficulty understanding that even before we have words, we have a sense of who we really are on the inside.

Lopez addresses this idea with the tale of a person assigned female at birth whose gender identity speaks volumes to the contrary. Born into privilege, the child must still struggle with the weight of their parents’ plans for them that are radically different from their own.

This book is a gift on so many levels. It is a gift to the child in your life who receives it. And it is a gift to all who read it and those who read it with them.

The last sentence on the back cover says it all, “Being yourself takes a little bit of courage and a whole lot of love.” I Am A Prince is available wherever fine books are sold.

And the author is a Jersey guy. Only the best grows in the Garden State.

I Am A Prince is ISBN 979-8581058015


Sherri enjoys all forms of entertainment and writes in her spare time for several outlets including Out In Jersey magazine. She is Development and Outreach Coordinator at NJ Peace Action, contract trainer at LDT and VP of Development at InterPride - The International Association of LGBTI Pride Organizers.