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Symptoms of Being Human

Title

Symptoms of Being Human

Authors

Jeff Garvin

Publisher

Balzer + Bray an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780062382863

Pages

335 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A gender-fluid teenager who struggles with identity creates a blog on the topic that goes viral, and faces ridicule at the hands of fellow students.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gender noncomformity; gender nonconforming teenager

Main Character

boy/girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Best of the Best Books, 2016
Choices, 2017
Rainbow List, 2017
Wisconsin Battle of the Books, 2017-2018
Nominee
Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature, 2017, Young Adult
Goodreads Choice Award, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Lambda Literary Award, 2017, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult

Keywords

blogs; bullying; gender identity; high school; sex role; politics; Orange County

Diversity Impact

direct

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