The Bride Was a Boy
The Bride Was a Boy
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Annotation: A dairy comic of a woman who was assigned male at birth. Chii details her autobiographical account of growing up with gender dysphoria, her transition, meeting an falling in love with her future husband, and their marriage once her transition is complete.
Genre: Biographies
Catalog Number: #6559878
Format: Paperback
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Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel Manga Manga
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Illustrator: Page, Karis,
Pages: 146 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-626-92888-6
ISBN 13: 978-1-626-92888-6
Dewey: 921
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
Publishers Weekly
This witty charmer of a graphic memoir follows Chii from her early life as a boy through her whirlwind gender transition and storybook wedding. In exuberant style, Chii portrays some of her life-s most personal moments, big and small: her frustrations at not seeing a place for herself in Japanese culture, the emotional aftermath of multiple gender-affirmation surgeries, and even the adorably awkward marriage proposal by -Husband-kun.- Sprinkled throughout are primers on gender terminology and corrections to common misconceptions, such as that all trans people get surgery. The skill and sensitivity of translator Conrad is apparent in clear framing that emphasizes cross-cultural education and dialogue. The core of the narrative is carried by Chii-s art; her super-deformed style has a simplicity that makes it visually accessible, inviting readers to identify with her avatar, and hyperbolizes the energy of every scene so that readers can-t help but feel the dizzying lows and highs of Chii-s journey. Readers will cheer for Chii as she achieves her once-impossible dreams. Equal parts Trans 101 and tear-jerking rom-com, there-s no other manga quite like this fun (and revolutionary) book. (May)
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (page [150]).
Reading Level: 7.0
Interest Level: 6-8

Drawn in the style of diary comics with an upbeat, adorable flair, this is a charming, heartwarming tale based on true events about a woman assigned male at birth.

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