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Rethinking normal : a memoir in transition / Katie Rain Hill, with Ariel Schrag.

Hill, Katie Rain. (Author). Schrag, Ariel. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library YA 306.768 HIL 000137866 Teen Corner -- Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781481418232
  • ISBN: 1481418238
  • ISBN: 9781481418249
  • ISBN: 1481418246
  • Physical Description: 264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster BFYRBooks for Young Readers, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-264).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: I hate flies -- Blueberry blue -- Welcome to TU! -- The Arin jig -- "Oh my God, There's a transgender person at our school" -- There's a kid in there -- Silver palms -- Far from okay in Okay -- Immortal blood -- The magic word -- The list -- The other guys -- "Go, Spartans!" -- Family of five -- The biggest news -- Rainbow beads, cap and gown, and a neovagina -- Creating change -- Mr. Sandman -- Pause for dramatic effect -- Beyond -- Epilogue: Bear peak.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Hill, Katie Rain > Juvenile literature.
Hill, Katie Rain.
Transsexual youth > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Transgender youth > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Male-to-female transsexuals > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Transsexuals > Identity > Juvenile literature.
Transgender people > Identity > Juvenile literature.
Transsexual youth.
Transgender youth.
Male-to-female transsexuals.
Transsexuals > Identity.
Transgender people > Identity.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Social Issues > Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Social Issues > Bullying.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Social Issues > Friendship.