Gender Queer

Gender Queer

A Memoir

Graphic Novel - 2019
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"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."--Amazon.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Lion Forge, LLC ; 2019.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781549304002
1549304003
Branch Call Number: GN KOBA
Characteristics: 239 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Kobabe, Phoebe - Colorist

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Teens- Also available as an ebook.

This brilliant graphic novel, while not in the YA collection, is recommended for youth by the Texas Library Association (on the TLA Maverick List) and by YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association.

ALSO available as an ebook or eaudiobook! Check out our brilliant virtual library.

Choice for June 2020 - This beautiful and emotional memoir explores Maia's life growing up different as e tries to figure out eir gender identity and sexuality.

Kobabe (who uses e/em/eir pronouns) wrote this graphic novel autobiography as a way to explain to eir family what it meant to be nonbinary and asexual, but instead created a cathartic and honest look at eir journey to discovering eir own identity.

Though this is part of our general graphic novel collection, rather than specifically the TEEN collection, it is recommended for teen readers by the Texas Library Association and School Library Journal. It is on the Texas Maverick List of excellent graphic novels for young people. Also available... Read More »


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