Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms
Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms
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Annotation: Upacks the cultural significance of gender identity in the United States and beyond. Kids learn about the history of LGBTQ rights, with a particular focus on transgender rights, while reinforcing academic and social-emotional learning.
Catalog Number: #6587945
Format: Paperback
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Publisher: Nomad
Copyright Date: 2019
Edition Date: 2019
Illustrator: Cornell, Alexis,
Pages: ix, 118 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-619-30759-6
ISBN 13: 978-1-619-30759-9
Dewey: 305.3
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Covering a broader time period than the name suggests, the Inquire & Investigate Social Issues of the Twentieth Century series (4 titles) offers facts, historical perspective, and useful suggestions for young people studying key issues in America today. The writers encourage further study and thoughtful consideration of their books' subjects, which have all seen shifts in political rhetoric and public perception over time. Besides presenting each topic, they challenge readers to engage in critical thinking and consider questions from various people's points of view. The illustrations include many photos as well as cartoons. The books' large format accommodates a good deal of information in the very readable main texts, while side margins carry related pictures, vocabulary features, and brief introductions to noteworthy figures and events. Gender Identity provides a chronological narrative, providing the history of relevant issues, individuals' stories, lawsuits, and social changes over the last century. Well organized information and practical help for students researching significant social issues.
Publishers Weekly
This addition to the Inquire & Investigate series provides an interactive exploration of gender identity, gendered societal expectations, and LGBTQ rights. Sections explore gender expression in media and place changing views within the broader context of social history. They also name significant events, figures, and legislation pivotal to the LGBTQ movement from the 1930s onward. Cornell-s comic panels feature characters expressing affirming perspectives on gender identity, while Cook provides vocabulary relating to expression, questions for readers to consider, and suggestions for further investigation. A thought-provoking resource. Ages 12-15. (Apr.)
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 112-114) and index.
Reading Level: 5.0
Interest Level: 7-12
Lexile: 1170L

In Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms middle school readers unpack the cultural significance of gender identity in the United States and beyond. Kids learn about the history of LGBTQ rights, with a particular focus on transgender rights, while engaging in research activities that reinforce both academic and social-emotional learning. From Lili Elbe, the first recorded person to medically transition in the 1930s, to the Stonewall Riots to the Transgender Day of Remembrance, teens gain a rich understanding of how gender identity fits into culture, past and present. Gender Identity is part of a set of four books called Inquire & Investigate Social Issues of the Twenty-First Century, which explores the social challenges that have faced our world in the past and that continue to drive us to do better in the future. Try these critical-thinking activities. Explore the cultural expectations of gender, Compare and contrast characters from two works of fiction, Research the life of Lili Elbe, Examine the legal decisions affecting transgender people in different countries Book jacket.

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