Dawson, Juno

What's the T?: The Guide to All Things Trans and/or Nonbinary for Teens

(3) YA In the irreverent voice of an occasionally profane favorite aunt, Dawson, a transgender woman, talks about her coming out process before presenting a comprehensive introduction to all things transgender. Discussion includes basic definitions; FAQs; a history lesson; the decidedly-not-cut-and-dried science of gender; and frank discussions of hormones, surgery, sex, legal issues, religion, violence, bathrooms, coming out, and more. Mini-bios from the "Transgender Hall of Fame" sprinkle the text, sidebars from guest explainers address related topics, and an informative section for parents and caregivers calms nerves. The appendix of websites and hotlines has an international slant (Dawson is British), while a reading list, glossary, references, and index (not seen) round out the humorous, eye-opening presentation.


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