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The Day Joanie Frankenhauser Became a Boy

Title

The Day Joanie Frankenhauser Became a Boy

Publisher

Dutton Children's Books

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780525474371

Pages

151 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Tired of gender stereotyping at home, in the classroom, and especially on the football field, ten-year-old Joanie pretends to be a boy when her family moves to a new town, but soon finds there are unexpected consequences.

Grade Level

3-5

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gender nonconformity; girls who dress as boys; gender expression; gender roles

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

dog; football; flag football; basketball; moving; new school; friendship; tree house; doctor; cooking

Diversity Impact

direct

The Day Joanie Frankenhauser Became a Boy

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