The lives of two very different teens intersect on an Oakland, California bus in November, 2013 in this absorbing narrative non-fictional portrait that recounts their lives leading up to and following that fateful day, touching upon race, class, gender identity and the juvenile justice system. Told in short, engrossing chapters and incorporating original poetry that underscores identity issues, both racial and gender, as complex and fluid.
Told in alternating voices, this fun, light tale revolves around 13 year old American Sam Lopez, who's just arrived in London after his mother's death and, on a dare to fit in with his new male friends, agrees to pretend to be a girl for the first week at his new school. Little does anyone know just how much calamity is about to ensue.
Football player Adonis must decide whether to take a stand against his friends when Alan, the new kid in school, is bullied by his fellow football players and schoolmates for dressing in girl's clothes.
Alyx was born interex. After a traumatic bullying event in her native Walnut Grove, California prompts she and her mother to relocate to her mother's hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Alyx aksi makes the decision that she identifies as a girl despite her parents' decision to raise her as a boy and allowing her to choose later. Knowing she can't undergo surgery that would allow her to fully identify as a girl for two years, Alyx changes her last name at her new school and is off to a new start despite feelings of PTSD from the bullying. When she joins the basketball team jealousy from a teammate threatens to unravel all that she's started to build.
Every morning, A wakes up in a different body. After 16 years of this life, A has developed a philosophy of “do no harm,” attempting to interfere with the life of each day’s host as little as possible so that person can go on with his or her life the next day when A is gone. That’s working well until A falls in love with Rihanna, and begins trying to be with her as much as possible. Not easy, when you might wake up three or four hours away, and today’s “you” might not have a car. Or might not get along with her parents. Or might have a drug problem. A moving mix of science fiction and romance with an ending that is both optimistic and bittersweet.
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In this second book in the series Magnus is introduced to Alex Fierro, a gender fluid teen who, "has startling eyes, an impressive sweater vest and a tendency to hit people." Alex leads the charge of Magnus and his crew as they go in search of Thor's missing hammer
Beginning in 1974 suburban Michigan and traveling back in time to a village in Greece, and everywhere in between, this is the story of Calliope Stephanides and how she got to be the way she is.
Kristin Lattimer is a track star with a college scholarship. She's the Homecoming Queen. And she's just learned that she is intersex. Kristin has barely begun to process the news when the entire school finds out. As Kristin struggles to figure out what her diagnosis means for her identity and her relationships, she also learns that true love doesn't care what your chromosomes are.
Prince Sebastian likes to wear dresses. He hires a seamstress, Frances, to make them for him in secret, but no one else knows that he likes to go out at night as Lady Crystallia, fashion icon. But how long can they contain their secret before the world finds out and/or Frances leaves to pursue her own dreams?
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Sam and Ramona meet Tom during an audition for an arts college and all three form a bond over music. They find themselves navigating the deepening relationships that develop amongst them when they form a band and begin spending time together.
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Toni and Gretchen have been together since the middle of high school. But when Toni goes away to Harvard and experiments with her gender identity in a quest for self-discovery, Gretchen is left out of the loop at NYU and wanting the person she was with before, even if it means understanding who Toni wants to become.