None of the Above

None of the Above I.W. Gregorio   None of the Above is a wonderful novel written about a teenager who discovers she’s intersex in her final year of high school, and the fallout that comes with being unwillingly outed to her school. Throughout the story, the reader gets a glimpse into Krissy’s processing of what…

Totally Joe

Totally Joe James Howe   Totally Joe is written in the form of an alphabiography – a writing assignment given to Joe’s (the main character) grade 7 class, and takes place over the course of a year. Throughout his alphabiography, Joe introduces us to his group of friends, “The Misfits,” his family, the school bullies, and a…

My Princess Boy

My Princess Boy Written by Cheryl Kilodavis Illustrated by Suzanne DeSimone 36 Pages Dyson is a princess boy:  he loves pink, sparkly things, dressing up and doing all things “girl.” Thankfully he has a family that loves him unconditionally, helps him feel confident in his decisions, and teaches him to believe in himself. Of course…

Oliver Button Is a Sissy

Oliver Button is a Sissy

Oliver Button is a Sissy Written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola 48 Pages Why didn’t Oliver just do what other boys did? Instead Oliver prefers playing with paper dolls, spending time in the attic putting on costumes, singing and dancing, and playing make-believe. The result:  Oliver gets teased and bullied. Even his father doesn’t understand…