Gender Identity The Ultimate Teen Guide by Cynthia L. Winfield


Gender Identity The Ultimate Teen Guide by Cynthia L. Winfield

The book examines what is meant by sex and gender -from typical gender roles and stereotypes, through those who transcend the usual categories of male and female. In addition to historical and factual information, teen voices and popular media's depictions of gender issues are included. Gender Identity: The Ultimate Teen Guide is written for all teens with an interest in gender-what it is, how it is expressed-especially those teens questioning their own (or a friend or family member's) gender identity. Straight (heterosexual) and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) youth, and the adults who live and work with them will want to read it, as well as educators, counselors, school board members, and parents.


From linguistics to biology, from religious belief to postmodern theory and political action, there's no other book that I know of that covers all the bases of gender like this excellent, meticulously compiled introductory text. -- Kate Bornstein, Author of Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws As part of a series that treats sensitive issues for adolescents, this book begins with Dr. John Money's well-known case of sex/gender reassignment for a baby boy due to a botched circumcision. Winfield, a Massachusetts educator, presents a history of transgender issues, teens

's shelf. VOYA, June 2007 This book will rock your world. If you are a person of gender; if you identify as human; if you have a brain and a heart and want to expand both, plan to have children, wish you knew how to make a difference or live a more compassionate life, you need this book. Astounding, essential, illuminating information for every person of every age. -- Julie Anne Peters, author of Luna and Keeping You a Secret'

About the Author

Cynthia L. Winfield, a licensed educator in the state of Massachusetts, teaches eighth grade reading, writing, and language arts. She is also a book reviewer for VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates.

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230 pages


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Publication date

28th November 2006



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