A.M. Wild is the author of Not He Or She, I'm Me, a picture book for 3-6 year olds about a day in the life of a nonbinary child released by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers in October 2023. This title received three starred reviews!
Their second picture book, Mama, Zaza, and Me was acquired by Henry Holt Books for Young readers and is currently in production with a 2025 publication date.
As a queer, nonbinary person, A.M. looks within and to their communities for fresh inspiration. For A.M., books are places where we can collectively hope and heal. Each project they work on is a unique reflection of the world as they see it or dream it could be.
A.M. is available for school visits, speaking engagements, offers one-on-one coaching for new and established writers, and works as an editor on a freelance basis.
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Not He or She, I'm Me
They gleefully get dressed, hug their mom, learn at school, and frolic with friends. All the while, happily expressing that they are and can only be themself. The nonbinary experience is brightly illustrated as we follow our main character through their typical day. Bouncy and fun, the story’s refrain reminds readers about gender-neutral pronouns and affirms the identities of nonbinary children—encouraging us all to practice empathy for ourselves and others.
"How refreshing to see nonbinary joy so lovingly depicted." - kirkus
"Books such as this allow us to foster a world where every child can proudly say, “I’m me.” " - booklist
"[This] book invites readers to see and revel in everyday gender euphoria, and so better celebrate those little galaxies that contain multitudes." -BCCB