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Freakboy

Title

Freakboy

Publisher

Farrar Straus Giroux

Pages

448 pages

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780374324728

Genre

realism

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; transgender child; boy to girl

Annotation

Told from three viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Brendan, a wrestler, struggles to come to terms with his place on the transgender spectrum while Vanessa, the girl he loves, and Angel, a transgender acquaintance, try to help.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and step father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

transsexual/ transgender

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year,2014 Bank Street College of Education; Booklist Book Review Stars , Oct. 15,2013 American Library Association; Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth,2014 BooklistOnline; Kirkus Book Review Stars, September 15,2013; Rainbow List,2014 ALA Social Responsiblities Round Table (SRRT); YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults,2014 American Library Association; Northern California Book Award, 2014 Winner California

Keywords

wrestling

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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