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Her Name is James

Title

Her Name is James

Authors

C.J. Heath

Publisher

CreateSpace Publishing

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781502375704

Pages

310 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

At fifteen years old, James Farrow was removed from home by social services for his own safety. Now he is eighteen, he is no longer the responsibility of the welfare state. Returning home to an uncertain reception, James finds his father has mellowed and his brother is delighted to have his hero back. Life could run smoothly for James now he is home again but he has a painful truth to confess; James is transgender. He's always known he wasn't intended to be born a boy but now he wants to begin his transition into the woman he should be.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family Relationships; Transgender; Single parent; transgender teenager; boy to girl; single father

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single father

LGBTQ+

boy to girl transgender; male/male

Keywords

friends; family; black mail; father and son relationship; social services

Diversity Impact

direct

Her Name is James

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