When Kayla Was Kyle

Gender & Sexism
LGBTQ People & Homophobia/Heterosexism
Author(s):
Amy Fabrikant
Illustrator(s):
Jennifer Levine
Age Group:
6-10
Publisher:
Avid Readers Publishing Group
ISBN:
978-1612861548
Year:
Gender & Sexism
LGBTQ People & Homophobia/Heterosexism

Kyle doesn't understand why the other kids at school call him names. He looks like other boys, but doesn't feel like them. Can Kyle find the words to share his feelings about his gender--and can his parents help him to transition into the girl he was born to be? This book helps children understand the increasingly emerging ideas around gender diversity.

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The Best Man

Richard Peck

Archer Magill has spent a lively five years of elementary school with one eye out in search of grown-up role models. But now here comes middle school and puberty, with big changes and revelations, including when he is the best man at the wedding of two of his role models. The book recounts Archer's span from first grade to sixth, navigating family ties, school, bullying, homophobia, death and marriage.

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