GENDER IDENTITY AND EXPRESSION

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Everything All At Once
by: Katrina Leno

Everything All At Once follows Lottie, as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery after the death of her Aunt Helen. Along the way, she finds adventure, mystery, and, ultimately, courage. 

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Lucy and Linh
by: Alice Pung

Lucy and Linh are two sides of the same coin. One, a pushover whose intelligence and passion land her a spot at one of the most prestigious colleges in the country. The other, blunt, strong-willed, and fearless individual tired of living in her friend's shadow. Can they help each other find themselves before it's too late?

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Once Upon a Road Trip
by: Angela N. Blount

Once Upon a Road Trip follows Angeli, a self-identified outcast. When presented with the impossibilites of the future, she decides to embark on a two month roadtrip that will change her perspective on the world and herself.

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Sugar
by: Deirdre Riordan Hall

Sugar tells a story about a young woman who struggles with weight, body image, and confidence. But, when she meets Even, she finds an empowerment and belief in herself that changes her life and her perceived place in it. 

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The Woman Warrior
by: Maxine Hong Kingston

In her semi-autobiography, Maxine Kingston relays the obstacles, joys, and everything in between that she found throughout her life as an immigrant Chinese-American woman in this groundbreaking classic. 

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A Thousand Splendid Suns
by: Khaled Housseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns could have fit into almost every category on this site, but this amazing story of a two young woman and the pain, violence, and societal pressures they face belongs here.

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TheFirefly Letters
by: Margarita Engle

A story about a little-known feminist, Fredrika Bremer, The Firefly Letters, is a beautiful book in prose. Following Bremer and the experiences she encountered while in Cuba, this is an amazing story of friendship, women, and the struggle for justice. 

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Every Day
by: David Levithan

In a unique fashion David Levithan tells the story of A, an individual who wakes up in the body of a different person every day. However, after meeting the powerful and charismatic Rhiannon, A will do anything to find her again. 

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TIME's FIRSTS: Women Who are Changing the World

In this non-fictional text, we meet 100 groundbreaking women who are pioneers in their fields. From Ellen Degeneres to Sonia Sotomayor, this text is truly empowering.

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None of the Above
by: I.W. Gregorio

Kristin's life is perfect-- Homecoming Queen, a perfect boyfriend, and a full scholarship for college hurdles. But, her first sexual interaction reveals that Kristin is intersex, and, once this is exposed, Kristin must find a new version of her own identity.

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Symptoms of Being Human
by: Jeff Garvin

Riley Cavanaugh is a lot of things. They love punk rock, are rebellious, and gender fluid. Some days, Riley identifies as a boy, others, a girl, so his therapist suggests starting a blog to help them find support.

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
by: Becky Chambers

A brilliant science fiction novel where individuals must cooperate to navigate a spacecraft through space, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet questions the human perception of gender and experience.

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Freak Boy
by: Kristin Elizabeth Clark

In Freak Boy's killer verse, it tells three stories in one: Brendan's exploration of gender, Vanessa's fight to keep their relationship alive, and Angel's fight to confront her own demons.

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