Maia Kobabe "Gender Queer: A Memoir" Book (2020)
Details: Maia Kobabe "Gender Queer: A Memoir" Book (2020, Oni Press). Hardcover, (1.0" H x 8.5" L x 5.9" W) 256 pages. 2020 ALA Alex Award Winner, 2020 Stonewall — Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award Honor Book.
Description: "In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Then e created Gender Queer. Maia’s intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fan fiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: It is a useful and touching guide on gender identity—what it means and how to think about it—for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.
This special deluxe hardcover edition of Gender Queer features a brand-new cover, exclusive art and sketches, a foreword from ND Stevenson, Lumberjanes writer and creator of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, and an afterword from Maia Kobabe."
Grade: M (new stock)
Author: "Maia Kobabe is a graduate of the first-ever class in the MFA in Comics program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Eir first full-length book, GENDER QUEER: A MEMOIR, came out from Lion Forge Comics/Oni Press in May 2019. GENDER QUEER was a winner of an Alex Award and Stonewall Honor in 2020, and nominated for an Ignatz Award and the Best Graphic Novels for Teens List from YALSA in 2019. It was also the most challenged book in the United States in 2021. It recently received a new hardcover edition and has been translated into Spanish, Polish, Czech, and French with Italian, German, Dutch, and Korean forthcoming."
Press: "It’s also a great resource for those who identify as nonbinary or asexual as well as for those who know someone who identifies that way and wish to better understand." – School Library Journal (starred review)