Gender Queer: A Memoir Deluxe Edition (Hardcover)

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Gender Queer: A Memoir Deluxe Edition (Hardcover)


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Kobabe doesn't shy away from the tough topics in eir memoir. A breathtaking journey through self-exploration, from figuring out what triggers your dysphoria to finding the right pronouns, eir art speaks volumes when the words fall short. It may not be easy, but Kobabe's memoir is beautiful and messy and honest. This is the kind of book that saves the right kid at the right time and has no trouble speaking for itself.

— Shae

2020 ALA Alex Award Winner
2020 Stonewall — Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award Honor Book

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.
Maia Kobabe is a nonbinary, queer author and illustrator from the Bay Area, California. Eir first full length book, GENDER QUEER: A MEMOIR, was published in May 2019. Maia's short comics have been published by The Nib and in many anthologies including THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS, FASTER THAN LIGHT Y'ALL, GOTHIC TALES OF HAUNTED LOVE, SHOUT OUT, ADVANCED DEATH SAVES and BE GAY, DO COMICS. Before setting out to work freelance full-time, e worked for over ten years in libraries. Eir work is heavily influenced by fairy tales, homesickness, and the search for identity.
Product Details ISBN: 9781637150726
ISBN-10: 1637150725
Publisher: Oni Press
Publication Date: July 5th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English
"Gender Queer exists so a new generation can see the words and experiences to help them feel whole and seen." 
— Booklist (starred review)

"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)