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ERIC Number: EJ856859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
Selection, Inclusion, Evaluation and Defense of Transgender-Inclusive Fiction for Young Adults: A Resource Guide
Rockefeller, Elsworth I.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v6 n2-3 p288-309 2009
An increasingly visible youth transgender population is emerging and the number of transgender-inclusive fiction texts for young adults is growing. Adults serving teens in schools, libraries, and community agencies must begin actively pursuing, utilizing, and incorporating these texts into resource collections. This article provides an overview of the great diversity found in transgender-inclusive young-adult texts--especially those written in the first few years of the genre and those with a transgender character in a secondary or minor role. Fiction with transgender characters and themes for young readers are evaluated for content: close attention to validity of characterizations, plot themes, and "message" of overall text. An annotated list of transgender-inclusive fiction titles for young adults is included. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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