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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