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Jessica Kingsley Publishers Spring 2020 Trade: Distributed in Canada by UBC Press

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Gender Explorers
Our Stories of Growing Up Trans and Changing the World
By (author): Juno Roche Foreword by: Susie Green Afterword by: Cara English Afterword by: Jay Stewart
9781787752597 Paperback, Trade English General Trade : Age (years) from 10 - 16 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / LGBT Aug 21, 2020
$21.95 CAD
Forthcoming 138 x 216 mm 224 pages 1 b/w photo Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Life-affirming interviews with young trans people who share their empowering experiences of questioning and exploring gender.

"I believe that children who are questioning and exploring their gender are the gender bosses that we all so desperately need. I believe that they are our future."

In this life-affirming, heartening and refreshing collection of interviews, young trans people offer valuable insight and advice into what has helped them to flourish and feel happy in their experience of growing up trans.

Support from community: Has the backing of Mermaids and Gendered Intelligence - the two leading UK trans youth charities - and will feature Forewords by their Founders

Authentic voices: Based on interviews with young trans people

Trans powerhouse author: Juno is an internationally recognised trans writer and campaigner and is the successful author of Queer Sex, longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize

Conversational tool: Opens up dialogue with and about trans youth

Juno Roche is an internationally recognised trans writer and campaigner. Their writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, Dazed, Vice, Cosmopolitan and Broadly, and Juno featured on The Independent's Rainbow List in 2015 and 2016. They have previously published Queer Sex, longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize, and Trans Power. Juno is a patron of cliniQ, founder of Trans Workers UK and Trans Teachers Network, and was the recipient of the 2015 NUT Blair Peach Award.

Juno is prolific in giving people a voice without feeding into the narrative of trans people having to prove who they are or their right to exist: she simply shows them as themselves, existing and being people with aspirations, hopes and dreams. A truly magnificent read that fills you with hope for the future. - Fox Fisher, film-maker, trans campaigner and artist

Juno Roche is a writer that goes beyond the surface, and tackles topics with care, razor sharp intellect, but an open hearted accessibility. Juno's writing leaves me affirmed, but also challenged, and always wanting to read more. - Travis Alabanza, performer, writer and theatre maker

Another groundbreaking unputdownable book from Juno, this time focusing on the stories of young trans and gender diverse people in their own words. These conversations provide all the evidence anyone could need that children who are responded to in supportive and affirming ways have joyful and fulfilling lives and look to the future with excitement, while those who are not continue to struggle profoundly. Juno's conversation with their own younger self is just the kind of time-travel many of us trans adults need in order to bring own our struggling inner kids into the potentially gender euphoric future imagined by these young people. - Meg-John Barker, author of Gender: A Graphic Guide and How to Understand Your Gender

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