Book details

Macmillan Children's Book

I'm Not a Girl

A Transgender Story

Author: Written by Maddox Lyons and Jessica Verdi; illustrated by Dana Simpson

I'm Not a Girl

I'm Not a Girl

$18.99

About This Book

Based on a true transgender identity journey, I'm Not a Girl is an empowering story about a boy who is determined to be himself.
Page Count
40
On Sale
08/04/2020

Book Details

Based on a true transgender identity journey, the picture book I'm Not a Girl is an empowering story from writers Maddox Lyons and Jessica Verdi about a boy who is determined to be himself, illustrated by Dana Simpson.

Nobody seems to understand that Hannah is not a girl.

His parents ask why he won't wear the cute outfits they pick out. His friend thinks he must be a tomboy. His teacher insists he should be proud to be a girl.

But a birthday wish, a new word, and a stroke of courage might be just what Hannah needs to finally show the world who he really is.

A 2021 Rainbow Book List Recommended Reading Selection

Imprint Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

ISBN

9780374310684

In The News

"An important book that can serve as a conversation starter with gender-expansive children and as a tool for cis children to build empathy." —Booklist, starred review

"Lyons, a 12-year-old trans boy, shares his story in clear, relatable language, sensitively assisted by Verdi and capably supported by Simpson’s simple, emotive illustrations: throughout, the protagonist’s green eyes express frustration, anxiety, and, finally, happiness." —Publishers Weekly

“A lot of work went into this book and it shows.” —Betsy Bird, "2020 Books with a Message"

About the Creators

I'm Not a Girl

I'm Not a Girl

$18.99