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I'm Not a Girl: A Transgender Story

Written by Maddox Lyons and Jessica Verdi & illustrated by Dana Simpson
Published by Roaring Brook Press
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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.

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Who Wrote I'm Not a Girl: A Transgender Story

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Maddox Lyons

Maddox Lyons is a transgender boy who lives in California with his parents, sister, two dogs, and two pet rats. He does advocacy and outreach with various LGBTQ+ organizations. Maddox loves drawing and writing, acting, figure skating, and getting lost in a good book.

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Jessica Verdi

Jessica Verdi is the author of several books for children and young adults—including And She Was, What You Left Behind, The Summer I Wasn’t Me, and My Life After Now. I’m Not a Girl is her debut picture book. Jess lives in New York with her family and loves traveling, seltzer, hot sauce, TV, theatre, vegetarian soup, leggings, flip-flops, and all animals.

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Who Illustrated I'm Not a Girl: A Transgender Story

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Dana Simpson

Dana Claire Simpson grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington, drawing the entire time. She eventually graduated from The Evergreen State College, despite having spent all her time drawing, and not always for credit. Attempts at doing real work along the way are hardly worth mentioning; the relevant fact is that, from 1998 to 2008, she drew the internet comic strip Ozy and Millie. After winning the Amazon-sponsored Comic Strip Superstar Contest in 2009, Andrews McMeel Syndicationsigned her to a development deal for Heavenly Nostrils, which was later renamed Phoebe and Her Unicorn. She currently lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her tech genius husband and her fairly stupid cat.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780374310684
Publication Date:
May 26, 2020

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