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A Boy Like Me

Title

A Boy Like Me

Authors

Jennie Wood

Publisher

215 Ink

Pages

269 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780692238066

Genre

realism

Topic

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

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

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

girl to boy transgender

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

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

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

A Boy Like Me

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