Well, this is certainly more refreshing than Maggie Goes On A Diet…
Blogger, controversy stirrer, sometimes actor, and Lady Gaga bestie Perez Hilton has written a book for kids about tolerance.
I know, right? But I LOVE it!
The Boy With Pink Hair is a story about a boy born with pretty pink hair, who learns to embrace what makes him, well HIM. The book celebrates individuality, tolerance & self-acceptance.
If you’ve been following my blog, you know I give all of those things mega high kicks and enthused fist pumps.
“I am absolutely elated about this book, which comes from a very dear and genuine place within me. While I can identify in many ways with The Boy With Pink Hair, he represents so much more. This story is about every kid that’s ever had a dream, felt excluded, wanted to belong, and hoped that one day they could do what they loved and make a difference. Today, with this book, that’s exactly what I feel I have the opportunity to do. I hope everyone can share in the spirit of a boy that only wants to bring some happiness to the world around him.”
Not only do I think this is an IMPORTANT book for kids, but I’m kinda proud of Perez too. I am a fan of his blog, but at times it was hard to read (if you remember the old sperm squiggles, you might agree). In the last few years however, there’s been a change in Perez & his site, and this book highlights a ‘coming full circle’ moment that I’ve witnessed from afar. THAT’s inspiring in and of itself. And bad ass. (Plus, he’s looking GREAT, don’t ya think? Looking good BB!)
Well done on this book! You can pick up your copy (or a copy for your favorite kidlets) on Amazon now.
Psst - I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Fit Perez for fitness/celebrity news. It’s awesome fit candy & fun information. Would love to send them some of my body-love posts… I should really turn those into videos I think. :)