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Author Hill, Katie Rain, author

Title Rethinking normal : a memoir in transition / Katie Rain Hill, with Ariel Schrag
Edition First edition
Published New York : Simon & Schuster BFYRBooks for Young Readers, 2014


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 MELB CRC  306.7680835 Hil/Rno  AVAILABLE
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Description 264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
regular print
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Blueberry Blue -- 2.Welcome to TU! -- 3.The Ann Jig -- 4."Oh My God, There's a Transgender Person at Our School" -- 5.There's a Kid in There -- 6.Silver Palms -- 7.Far from Okay in Okay -- 8.Immortal Blood -- 9.The Magic Word -- 10.The List -- 11.The Other Guys -- 12."Go, Spartans!" -- 13.Family of Five -- 14.The Biggest News -- 15.Rainbow Beads, Cap and Gown, and a Neovagina -- 16.Creating Change -- 17.Mr. Sandman -- 18.Pause for Dramatic Effect -- 19.Beyond
Summary "In her unique, generous, and affecting voice, nineteen-year-old Katie Hill shares her personal journey of undergoing gender reassignment. Have you ever worried that you'd never be able to live up to your parents' expectations? Have you ever imagined that life would be better if you were just invisible? Have you ever thought you would do anything--anything--to make the teasing stop? Katie Hill had and it nearly tore her apart. Katie never felt comfortable in her own skin. She realized very young that a serious mistake had been made; she was a girl who had been born in the body of a boy. Suffocating under her peers' bullying and the mounting pressure to be "normal," Katie tried to take her life at the age of eight years old. After several other failed attempts, she finally understood that "Katie"--the girl trapped within her--was determined to live. In this first-person account, Katie reflects on her pain-filled childhood and the events leading up to the life-changing decision to undergo gender reassignment as a teenager. She reveals the unique challenges she faced while unlearning how to be a boy and shares what it was like to navigate the dating world and experience heartbreak for the first time in a body that matched her gender identity. Told in an unwaveringly honest voice, Rethinking Normal is a coming-of-age story about transcending physical appearances and redefining the parameters of "normalcy" to embody one's true self"--
"In this Young Adult memoir, a transgender girl shares her personal journey of growing up as a boy and then undergoing gender reassignment during her teens"--
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-264)
Audience For children
Notes Also issued online
Subject Hill, Katie Rain -- Juvenile literature.
Hill, Katie Rain.
Male-to-female transsexuals -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Male-to-female transsexuals -- United States -- Biography.
Male-to-female transsexuals.
Transgender people -- Identity -- Juvenile literature.
Transgender youth -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Transgender youth -- United States -- Biography.
Transgender youth.
Transsexual youth -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Transsexual youth -- United States -- Biography.
Transsexual youth.
Transsexuals -- Identity -- Juvenile literature.
Transgender people -- Identity.
Transsexuals -- Identity.
Male-to-female transsexuals.
Transgender people -- Identity.
Transgender youth.
Transsexual youth.
Transsexuals -- Identity.
Transgender children
Transgender autobiographies
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Author Schrag, Ariel.
LC no. 2014013051
ISBN 9781481418232 (hardback)
9781481418249 (paperback)