If I Was Your Girl

Book review by Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Transgender teen finds first love in moving coming-of-ager.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 14+

Thought-provoking story about being true to yourself; inclusion and acceptance

The story of trans girl and her journey and an insightful look at the discrimination, violence and prejudice many trans people experience within community and family. An important story for young people in building more inclusive societies.

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age 14+

A must read!

If you are looking for a title to help put life of a transperson on perspective, this is a great choice! The writing makes it an easy read while the content makes it an essential read. As an intermediate teacher I would hesitate having this on my classroom bookshelf due to the language and references to sex. As a parent of a mature 7th grader I am confident that she could mange the material just fine.

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love coming-of-age and LGBTQ stories

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