Transgender Lives: Complex Stories, Complex Voices

By CRONN-MILLS, Kirstin

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ISBN
9780761390220
Publisher
Twenty-First Century


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2014  |  Grades 5 and Up

Gr 9 Up—This ambitious book combines interviews from self-identified transgender people with sections on trans-related information. It includes medical transition, historical information, and profiles of major figures, in ways both basic and more complex. Unfortunately, Cronn-Mills uses language that subtly alienates trans readers. For example, she states that trans people are "just like any individual you know," thereby assuming that readers are cisgender; the introduction relates a situation common to most trans people and then inquires, "Does t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Interviews with transgender individuals--mostly adults--are interspersed among broad informational chapters about medical transition, history, and various gender i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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