Tag Archives: LCSH Transgender people—Fiction

Gracefully Grayson

Polonsky, Ami. 2014. Gracefully Grayson. New York: Hyperion. Sixth-grader Grayson doodles secret princesses in class by drawing seemingly abstract triangles with circles on top. Gym shorts and extra-long tee-shirts are transformed into flowing skirts and dresses with a bit of … Continue reading

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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Cronn-Mills, Kirstin. (2012). Beautiful Music for Ugly Children. Woodbury, MN: Flux. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children is one of the most approachable trans narratives I’ve come across. The writing is stellar and the story is very relatable, with some really … Continue reading

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Happy Families

Davis, Tanita S. (2012). Happy Families. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Switching back and forth between two siblings’ points of view, Happy Families has an interesting flow that reveals the inner machinations of family life in a more complex … Continue reading

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Almost Perfect

Katcher, Brian. (2009). Almost Perfect. New York, NY: Delacorte Press. Note: this review contains spoilers, but no more than the book jacket does. Almost Perfect is a complicated love story- complicated first because it’s from the point of view of … Continue reading

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10,000 Dresses

Ewert, Marcus (Author) and Ray, Rex (Illustrator). (2008). 10,000 Dresses. New York, NY: Seven Stories Press. With its bold, visually-appealing illustrations and playful text color and placement, 10,000 Dresses will delight fans of picture books. The content and tone will … Continue reading

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