Gender Queer: A Memoir

Jacket art for graphic novel Gender Queer

  • Contributors: by Maia Kobabe ; colors by Phoebe Kobabe.
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  • Summary: 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. Now, Gender Queer is here. 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 fanfiction, 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.
  • Awards/Recognition:
    • Alex Award, 2020
    • School Library Journal Best Nonfiction Books, 2019
    • No additional awards known of as of 10/1/2020. Please contact this project's researchers if you are aware of an award not listed.


  • Number of Pages: 239
  • Recommended Grade Level: 9-12
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Publisher: Lion Forge
  • ISBN: 9781549304002

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