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Banned Book Review: Gender Queer

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

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Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

Reviewed by Lindsey Hanlon, Cheyenne, WY

A deeply personal story of exploring sexual and gender identity that also manages to be incredibly relatable. It’s hard to put into words what I loved most about this book, but I think the heart of it is how much it made me feel seen and understood. I think if I’d had this book as a young person, I would have avoided years of pain and confusion.

If you like this book, I would recommend Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano, and Female Masculinity by J. Jack Halberstam..


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