Square Zair Pair
Written by Jase Peeples
Illustrations by Christine Knopp
In the magical land of Hanamandoo live fantastic creatures called Zairs. Zairs come in two shapes and do all things in pairs, but always the same, one round with one square. Until one day, when two square Zairs pair for the first time, the village soon learns all pairs are not the same and why their biggest differences are also thier greatest gifts.
About Square Zair Pair
Square Zair Pair was published in 2016 and has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from parents, teachers, and fans of all ages. Now in its second printing, the book was a finalist for the 2017 Rainbow Book List (the American Library Association’s annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content for people from birth through 18 years of age). It also received Honorable Mention at the 2016 Los Angeles Book Festival.
It was included in The New Civil Rights Movement’s list of “25 LGBT-Themed Children’s Books to Celebrate Pride Month” and Bustle’s “25 Diverse Children’s Books To Countdown The Holidays And Spread Kindness.”
Since its debut, Square Zair Pair has received attention from several outlets including, Entertainment Weekly, The Huffington Post, Out, The Advocate, and the Bay Area Reporter.
Square Zair Pair has also been incorporated into the lesson plans of teachers promoting diversity at elementary and preschools around the world.
Square Zair Pair Audiobook
Square Zair Pair is also available as a truly outrageous audiobook narrated by actress and singer SAMANTHA NEWARK, the original voice of Jem from the classic animated series Jem and the Holograms.