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Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite

Title

Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite

Authors

Lianne Simon

Publisher

Faie Miss Press

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780985148201

Pages

244 pages

Genre

realism

Format

full-length fiction

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Jamie was born with a testis, an ovary, and a pixie face. After minor surgery and a few years on testosterone, his parents say he can be a boy, but he sees an elfin princess in the mirror. To become the man his parents expect, Jamie must leave behind a girl's hopes and dreams. At sixteen, the four-foot-eleven soprano moves from a sheltered home school to a boys' dorm at college. The elfin princess can live in the books Jameson reads and nobody has to find out he isn't like other boys. When a medical student tells Jamie he should have been raised female, Jamie sets out on a perilous journey to adulthood. The elfin princess can thrive, but will she risk losing her family and her education for a boy who may desert her, or a toddler she may never be allowed to adopt?

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family Relationships; Intersex; Adoption; intersex adult; adopted child

Main Character

intersex

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

intersex person

Keywords

gender identity; acceptance; family life; war; school; gender roles

Diversity Impact

direct

Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite

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