Bound To Stay Bound

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 I'm not a girl
 Author: Lyons, Maddox

 Publisher:  Roaring Brook Press (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 591554 ISBN: 9780374310684
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Gender identity -- Fiction
 Transgender people -- Fiction
 Haircuts -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

A story of a transboy coming out and getting the haircut he's always wanted.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Verdi, Jessica
 Illustrator: Simpson, Dana

   Kirkus Reviews (04/01/20)
   Booklist (+) (04/15/20)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A) (00/05/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/15/2020 *Starred Review* Hannah struggles to express his gender. Picture day and Halloween are especially frustrating, as Hannah’s mom selects pink dresses. Months later, Hannah insists on buying a boy’s swimsuit. Soon after, he spends a fun day at the pool with new friends. When Hannah tells them, “I am a boy. No one believes me though,” they respond, “We believe you,” and “You’re like our cousin. Our family thought she was a boy, but she’s actually a girl. She’s transgender.” Hannah then finds the courage to talk to his parents. The book ends with his new haircut and happy smile. Cartoon illustrations by a transgender artist capture Hannah’s worry and frustration. The main characters are Caucasian, with diverse supporting characters, including the children at the pool. The story is cowritten with a twelve-year-old transgender boy and shares his personal experience. Extensive back matter includes notes from the creative team, a list of transgender individuals, and additional resources. An important book that can serve as a conversation starter with gender-expansive children and as a tool for cis children to build empathy. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

Booklist - 04/15/2020 - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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