This is so so important. Every Day was a good read
In the 1960s, when young adult literature was first emerging as a genre, the books published often targeted a specific gender: romances for girls and sports books for boys (according to Michael Cart). With the emergence of LGBTQ YA literature in recent years, this stark divide between genders within YA literature has slowly begun to disappear, even featuring characters that don’t identify on either end of the gender spectrum. The following 10 books feature characters who identify as genderqueer, gender fluid, or intersex, or the books do not identify the gender of the characters at all (For more comprehensive definitions of these gender identities, please visit: http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2013/01/a-comprehensive-list-of-lgbtq-term-definitions/).
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
Featuring gender fluid teen Riley Cavanaugh, one of the most stand out aspects of this particular YA novel is the fact that Garvin never gives the reader Riley’s gender identity outside of being gender fluid…
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