The Bride was a Boy

Title

The Bride was a Boy

Authors

Chii .

Illustrator

Chii

Publisher

Seven Seas Entertainment

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781626928886

Pages

158 pages

Genre

memoir

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Chii and her husband are like any other happily married couple, except for one thing: Chii was assigned male at birth. Chii details her autobiographical account of growing up with gender dysphoria and ultimately deciding to transition in her early adult years. Shortly after Chii starts transitioning, she meets a man who is instantly enamored by her, and although he is surprised when Chii eventually tells him she used to live as a guy, he still wants to go out with her. As Chii continues to transition, her boyfriend supports her through the process, culminating in their marriage once her transition is complete.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

adult female

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Japanese)

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

transgender female

Awards

Best Books for Teens, 2018
Rainbow List, 2019 Graphic Novels
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2019 Non Fiction

Keywords

transitioning; proposal; marriage; acceptance; dating; Japan; surgeries; wedding

Diversity Impact

direct

The Bride was a Boy

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