Virtual Launch Party for Jacob’s School Play: Starring He, She, and They

Please join us for a Virtual Launch Party for Jacob’s School Play: Starring He, She, and They with Ian & Sarah Hoffman! RSVP here for the launch party!

The Hoffmans are the authors of Jacob’s New Dress, Jacob’s Room to Choose, and Jacob’s School Play: Starring He, She, and They!

You can order signed copies of the Hoffmans’ books, including the forthcoming Jacob’s School Play: Starring He, She, and They! (release date May 4). Please include any personalization information in the order comments. Signed copies of the newest title will ready for pick up or shipping starting May 10th. For signed copies of earlier titles, we will be in touch to confirm the pick-up or ship date. 

If you would like to order Jacob's Room to Choose or Jacob's New Dress please add a comment to your order or email us at

Folio Books will be donating 10% of sales of any of the three Jacob books purchased before May 15th to Welcoming Schools, a program of the Human Rights Campaign. 

Jacob's School Play: Starring He, She, and They Cover Image
By Ian Hoffman, Sarah Hoffman, Chris Case (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781433836770
Availability: Available for Pre-Order
Published: Magination Press - May 4th, 2021

Jacob—star of one of the most banned books of the decade—is back, and ready to put on a school play! While learning their lines and making their costumes, Jacob’s class finds itself unexpectedly struggling with who is “he,” “she,” or “they.” Jacob’s School Play is an engaging way to introduce young readers to non-binary people and the pronoun options available to us all. Learning that individuals are more nuanced than how others see them is a developmentally important milestone, and helps foster respect of one’s self and one’s peers.

Jacob's Room to Choose Cover Image
By Sarah Hoffman, Ian Hoffman, Chris Case (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781433830730
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Magination Press - May 7th, 2019

Jacob, the beloved character who made national headlines by wearing a dress to school, is back in an encouraging story about gender expression. When Jacob goes to the boys’ bathroom, he is chased out—the boys think he looks like a girl because of the way he is dressed. His classmate, Sophie, has a similar experience when she tries to go to the girls’ bathroom. When their teacher finds out what happened, Jacob and Sophie, with the support of the administration, lead change at their school as everyone discovers the many forms of gender expression and how to treat each other with respect.

Jacob's New Dress Cover Image
By Sarah Hoffman, Ian Hoffman, Chris Case (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780807563731
Availability: Not Available from Us
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2014

Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some kids at school say he can't wear "girl" clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school. Can he convince his parents to let him wear what he wants? This heartwarming story speaks to the unique challenges faced by boys who don't identify with traditional gender roles.