If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Available At: DCC (HS), Liberty, Rampart

Categories: Cursing, Drug Abuse, LGBTQ+, Sexual, Violence

Description: A teenage transgender woman falls in love with a teenage boy and divulges all of their secrets including transitioning and suicide attempt.

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book contains alternate gender ideologies; alternate sexualities; profanity and derogatory terms; controversial social and political commentary; drug and alcohol use; self-harm including attempted suicide.

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Page 14: “I looked down at my lap and tried to will myself out of existence.”

Page 41: “‘Gender identity disorder is in the most current diagnostic manual,’ he said. ‘It’s a real thing that lots of people experience.’”

Page 74: “She showed me how she drank a special medicine so that when she grew up she became a woman instead of a man. She told me that the way I felt like a girl inside of me was a true thing, and was not bad or wrong.”

Page 307: “It was going to be hard. I was going to have to pretend to be a boy for a little while longer.”

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