The Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson

Available At: Challenger, Chinook Trail (MS), Eagleview, Encompass Heights, Mountain Ridge (MS), Timberview

Categories : LGBTQ+

Description: A group of young teenage girls discover their sexualities and genders.

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book contains sexual activities; alternate gender ideologies; and alternate sexualities

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Page 155: Marie and Sammy are lying in bed together. Sammy says, “You’re my best friend…Can I tell you something?” “Yeah.” “I think I’m a boy.”

Page 167: Faith is talking to Zoe and says, “Um. I don’t know who I like. Maybe boys. Maybe girls.”

Page 194: Marie is talking to Sodacan saying, “He’s trans.” Sodacan asks Sammy, “What does that mean?” Sammy replies, “It means when I was born the doctors said I was a girl, but I’m actually a boy.”

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