Bodybuilders can come in all shapes and sizes- but what about colors? Rob has a passion for weightlifting and feels like a superhero when he trains at the gym. When he’s finished training, he always changes back to the clothes he feels comfortable in; bright, happy and fun clothes express his personality best. At a weightlifting competition, he struggled to show his strength and came in last place. He continued to train for the next Strongman competition, with support from his love-interest, Joey.
Joey encourages Rob to express himself when he’s at the competition instead of begrudgingly wearing muted colors to fit in. Rob feels uncomfortable when he hears the crowd judging him based on his appearance-but Joey’s words of encouragement and smiling face gave him the motivation he needed to confidently lift. The author provides resources for more LGBTQ+ children’s books, a weightlifting glossary, and a personal note about his connection to the story. This book is written for every kid that has felt different or doubted their strengths due to the thoughts and opinions of others. Seeing the strength and pride of author and leading character, Rob Kearny will motivate children to be unapologetically true to themselves.
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