The Pants Project

Title

The Pants Project

Authors

Cat Clarke

Publisher

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781492638094

Pages

272 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A Transformer is a robot in disguise. Liv is a boy in disguise. It's that simple. Liv knows he was always meant to be a boy, but with his new school's terrible dress code, he can't even wear pants. Only skirts. Operation: Pants Project begins! The only way for Liv to get what he wants is to go after it himself. But to Liv, this isn't just a mission to change the school policy--it's a mission to change his life. And that's a pretty big deal. Award-wnning author Cat Clarke makes her middle-grade debut with this hilarious and heartfelt underdog story. Liv may not be an alien-fighting robot, but he is fighting to make the world a better place--one leg at a time.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; Gay/Lesbian; transgender teenager; lesbian parents

Main Character

transgender boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

two mothers

LGBTQ+

female/female; transgender boy

Awards

Kirkus Best Middle Grade Books, 2017 Best Middle-Grade School & Friendship Stories
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2018 Grades 6-8

Keywords

friendship; bullying; pants; movement; protest; dress code; skirts

Diversity Impact

direct

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