Gender Queer

Gender Queer

A Memoir

Graphic Novel - 2019
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2020 ALA Alex Award Winner
2020 Stonewall -- Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award Honor Book

In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears.

Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity--what it means and how to think about it--for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.

"It's also a great resource for those who identify as nonbinary or asexual as well as for those who know someone who identifies that way and wish to better understand." -- SLJ (starred review)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Lion Forge, LLC ; 2019.
ISBN: 9781549304002
1549304003
Branch Call Number: GN 306.766 KOBABE M
Characteristics: 239 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Kobabe, Phoebe

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An autobiographical memoir about the author's journey to accepting emself and eir gender identity. It has been described as "intensely cathartic" and I'm here for that.


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