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Children's Fiction New Baby

Bye Bye, Binary

by (author) Eric Geron

illustrated by Charlene Chua

Initial publish date
May 2022
New Baby, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, LGBT
Recommended Age
0 to 4
Recommended Grade
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price

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Where to buy it


Fans of Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz will love this board book about gender expression and being true to oneself by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Eric Geron and Stonewall Award-winning illustrator, Charlene Chua.

"Is it a boy? Or a girl?"


Our little bundle of joy has arrived—to dismantle gender norms!

A joyful baby refuses to conform to the gender binary and instead chooses toys, colors, and clothes that make them happy. This tongue-in-cheek board book is a perfect tool to encourage children to love what they love and is also a great baby shower gift for all soon-to-be-parents.


About the authors

Eric Geron is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Eric’s work includes The Hocus Pocus Spell Book, The Little Mermaid: Guide to Merfolk, Fry Guys, A Tale of Two Princes, Poultrygeist, and Bye Bye, Binary, among other books. He lives in New York City. You can visit him online at

Eric Geron's profile page


CHARLENE CHUA a illustré de nombreux livres pour les enfants de tous les âges. Ses illustrations lui ont valu de nombreuses récompenses et les livres qu’elle a illustrés ont été mis en nomination pour USBBY Outstanding International Books, OLA Best Bets, une récompense Shining Willow, et Kirkus Best books. Son premier livre Hug? a été publié en 2020. Elle vit à Hamilton avec son époux.


CHARLENE CHUA has illustrated more than a dozen books, including Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao, The Pencil, and Hug?, and her work has been nominated for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, the Forest of Reading Awards, the Shining Willow Award, and the First Nation Communities READ Award. Charlene lives in Hamilton, Ontario.



Charlene Chua's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Chua’s boldly hued cartooning employs engaging, playful patterns to a progressive, queernormative vision led by a beloved young citizen who understands social constructs and delivers an important message: “YOU’RE loved for being YOU.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

This board book would be a great baby shower gift, or one to counter some of the signaling in the world for slightly older readers, to empower youngsters to follow their hearts and not societal pressures. A purchase for libraries looking for more inclusivity and diversity. — School Library Journal

Other titles by Charlene Chua