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Gender Queer: a Memoir
Gender Queer: a Memoir | Maia Kobabe
In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity--what it means and how to think about it--for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.
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CaprichosBooks
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Excellent book! I really appreciated this memoir and look forward to reading more of Maia's work. E introduced me to new pronounces and concepts but with some incredibly relatable situations. I got this for a friend but I'm grateful they let me read it first.

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Jenjamin
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Greedily gobbled up in one in less than an hour. Amazing graphic memoir exploring gender and sexuality.

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NotCool
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Very good. I want to get this book for so many people. Not only does it show Maia Kobabe‘s growing exploration and understanding of eir identity, it also has some of e‘s book lists. (And it mentions the Adventure Zone, I‘m all about an Adventure Zone name drop!)

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Caterina
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Maia Kobabe (e/em/eir) writes and illustrates this graphic memoir with remarkable openness and heart. Eir vulnerable exploration of eir lifelong struggle with gender and sexuality expectations is very accessible, and a great starting place for someone wondering what‘s up with all these new pronouns and is curious about terms like “nonbinary” and “gender queer.” Full review: https://bookandstitch.wordpress.com/2019/05/08/gender-queer-a-memoir/ #arc

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LibrarianRyan
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4⭐️ Maia take us through er history of not wanting to be a boy or a girl. Of just wanting to be erself and figure out who that is. We get to see periods, dreaming of a penis, and horrific dr visits. this book would be great not only for those who have not figured out their identity yet, but for those of us that have, as it gives the reader a glimpse into another life, and a way to start learning proper vocabulary and understanding.
#LitsyAtoZ #G

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La_Cori
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An honest, raw and heartfelt memoir.. The author describes eir struggle with self identity, eir journey from a confused teen over gender to a confident nonbinary adult (and it was nice learning about the e, em, eir pronouns).
I absolutely recommend it!

Thanks to #Netgalley for the arc-copy of this memoir

Alfoster I too, am fascinated with this new pronoun choice! Makes so much sense! 4mo
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