Gender Rebels: 30 Trans, Nonbinary, and Gender Expansive Heroes Past and Present (Hardcover)
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This fully illustrated book celebrates the history of thirty trans, gender expansive, and nonbinary heroes throughout the world.
Explore the history of trans and nonbinary people throughout the world in this gorgeously illustrated nonfiction book for young teens. Readers will be educated and enlightened about gender-expansive people who have made a difference in our history and who continue to help raise awareness of diversity and inclusion in current society. Introductory materials give readers an insight into pronoun usage, the history of the word "transgender," and more before providing engaging and fascinating information about thirty trans, gender expansive, and nonbinary people who have helped shape our world. From Callon of Epidaurus (the first intersex individual to receive surgery) to Elliot Page (a trans actor) to Tomoya Hosoda (the first trans politician in Japan), this book will open up dialogue and help educate young adults on the history, legacy, and future of trans, gender expansive, and nonbinary people and their rights at a time when protecting those rights is needed more than ever. The book is complete with sidebars about trans topics, a reference guide, and a glossary of terminology.
About the Author
Katherine Locke lives and writes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with their feisty felines. They are the author of What Are Your Words? and This Is Our Rainbow, as well as picture books and books for older kids and teens.
Shanee Benjamin is a queer art director and illustrator living and loving from Brooklyn, NY. With almost a decade of corporate design experience, she made the leap into digital illustration and painting, focusing on passionately telling the stories of LGBTQIA+ black and brown folks. Through working with major brands such as Instagram, Old Navy, and YouTube (to name a few), she's had the opportunity to follow her passion and create community and connection through art.
“A collection of queer lives throughout history… sheds much needed light on many people and subjects.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The book begins with contextualizing material ("Trans Rights around the World," "Sex Work," and "Mental Health and Gender Identity"), and colorful portraits of the subjects are provided. Good for browsing, the book is an informative and easy read.”—Booklist
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