Super Late Bloomer

Title

Super Late Bloomer

Authors

Julia Kaye

Illustrator

Julia Kaye

Publisher

Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781449489625

Pages

160 pages

Genre

autobiography

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Instead of a traditional written diary, Julia Kaye has always turned to art as a means of self-reflection. So when she began her gender transition in 2016, she decided to use her popular webcomic, Up and Out, to process her journey and help others with similar struggles realize they weren’t alone. Julia’s poignant, relatable comics honestly depict her personal ups and downs while dealing with the various issues involved in transitioning—from struggling with self-acceptance and challenging societal expectations, to moments of self-love and joy. Super Late Bloomer both educates and inspires, as Julia faces her difficulties head-on and commits to being wholly, authentically who she was always meant to be.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

adult female

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

transgender female

Keywords

transitioning; self-confidence; acceptance; change; body dysmorphia; dysmorphia; laser hair removal; makeup; happiness

Diversity Impact

direct

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