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A Boy Like Me

Title

A Boy Like Me

Authors

Jennie Wood

Publisher

215 Ink

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780692238066

Pages

269 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Born a girl, Peyton Honeycutt meets Tara Parks in the eighth grade bathroom shortly after he gets his first period. It is the best and worst day of his life. Determined to impress Tara, Peyton sets out to win her love by mastering the drums and basketball. He takes on Tara's small-minded mother, the bully at school, and the prejudices within his conservative hometown. In the end, Peyton must accept and stand up for who he is or lose the woman he loves.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

girl to boy transgender

Keywords

sexual orientation; high school; bullies; love; friends; period; menstruation; music; drums; basketball

Diversity Impact

direct

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