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Dazzling Travis
Dazzling Travis

Dazzling Travis

A Story About Being Confident & Original



32 Pages, 9 x 11

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, Paperback Picture Book, PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: April 2019

ISBN 9780997608564

Rights: WOR

Cardinal Rule Press (Apr 2019)

Price: $16.95


An empowering story for gender nonconforming kids or any little one who dares to be different

Travis loves football. But he also loves glitter, dance, and fashion. His classmates belittle him for defying social norms. Will Travis remain confident and brave when others tease him for being different? Travis sets no limits to what he enjoys doing. Shopping and football, ballet and dress-up make Travis a one of a kind boy! But when some of the kids on the playground begin to pick on him, Travis truly dazzles. This empowering story encourages kids of any gender to challenge the social norm, revealing their true selves.


"While very highly recommended, especially for family, elementary school, and community library Social Issues picture book collections for children ages 5-7, it should be noted that Dazzling Travis is also available for personal reading lists in a paperback edition and in a digital book format." —Midwest Book Review

"This celebration of living one's best life features the first-person voice of Travis, a boy with a lot of flair: overall, the book succeeds in communicating the message promised in the subtitle." —Andrew Medlar, Booklist Reviewer

"In cheery rhymes, Dias introduces Travis, a boy who likes dressing as a knight as much as dancing ballet. Like Travis, his friends' personalities shine through their non gendered clothing and the toys they choose. Dias offers little nuance in favor of a straightforward message about embracing individuality, defying stereotypes and standing up against bullies." —Publishers Weekly

"This celebration of one's best life features the first person voice of Travis, a boy with a lot of flair...The book succeeds in communicating the message promised in the subtitle." —Booklist

"Inspired by the true story a boy struggling to fit in at school, the book's rhymes and colorful illustrations, along with a handful of mini biographies of famous iconoclasts, encourage children to embrace uniqueness and diversity." —Foreword Reviews 

Author Biography

Hannah Carmona Dias is the author of Beautiful, Wonderful, Strong Little Me and the founder of Collective Art School of Tennessee. She is also a mother, active YouTuber, and actress. She lives in Franklin, Tennessee. Brenda Figueroa is a freelance illustrator based in Madrid. Her professional background includes a bachelor's degree in graphic design, an MA in children's book illustration, experience in advertising, and a wide range of illustration projects.