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GIRL MANS UP

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Author's Last Name: 
Girard
Author's First Name: 
M-E
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Harper Teen)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Pen is a female gamer who dresses in loose jeans and men's t-shirts, and lately everyone seems to have an opinion on who she "should" be. In the face of souring relationships with her best friend and parents and a budding romantic relationship, it's time for Pen to "man up" and assert herself.

ALEX AS WELL

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Brugman
Author's First Name: 
Alyssa
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Henry Holt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Alex, intersexed and raised as a boy, quits taking her meds in order to claim to her female side. The result: chaos within herself, her family and her school—and destructive sabotage by her mother. Alex’s voice will draw readers into her pain, struggles and hope.

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