Thursday, July 22, 2021

Books: Norman the Interested Cat

Non-Binary Awareness Week was last week, but every week is gender non-conforming when it comes to the new children’s book series and character Norman the Interested Catauthored by Cheryl Cage, a political consultant turned children’s book author. 


Within the four books in the series thus far, Norman pushes gender norms with daily activities such as painting his nails. In the third book, Happy Clothes, Norman and his friends pick out their outfits for their friend Flossie’s 2nd birthday. In doing so, they realize that expressing their individuality through clothes makes them feel happier. Bert ends up wearing his yellow sundress, while Murphy wears sparkles galore.