Rethinking Normal

Rethinking Normal

A Memoir in Transition

Book - 2014 | First edition
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"In this young adult memoir, a transgender girl shares her personal journey of growing up as a boy and then undergoing gender reassignment during her teens"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781481418232 (hbk.)
1481418238 (hbk.)
Branch Call Number: YB HILL
Characteristics: 264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Schrag, Ariel - Author


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KCLSAarene Jun 19, 2020

In this warm, conversational and sometimes-irreverent memoir, a young transgender woman discusses friendship, family and romance, as well as gender, transition and coming out.

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Apr 05, 2021

Ordinary diary-style writing; juvenile; for teenagers.

Sep 02, 2017

Very emotional. I could relate to so much of Katie's experiences.

Dec 06, 2015

The perfect book for someone wanting to learn more about the life of a transgender person.

WCLSDemingLibrary May 18, 2015

As a recent teen herself, Katie Rain Hill's experience seems so fresh and relevant to society today. A great read by a powerful voice!

WCLSNorthForkLibrary Mar 09, 2015

An engaging story about a kid who was in the body of a boy but felt like a girl her whole life. She transitions to dressing and living as a girl in high school in Oklahoma, with all the pain and bullying that entails. Reading her story helps bring understanding to an often misunderstood subject and creates empathy for those living with this dilemma.

Oct 29, 2014

The first time I heard about Katie Rain Hill was during one of her many interviews on television. She’s been interviewed for CNN, ABC’s 20/20, Tulsa World and many other media outlets. I haven’t read many memoirs, autobiographies or biographies in my lifetime, but I was curious and thrilled to get a chance to learn more about Katie’s story in her first book: Rethinking Normal.

If you haven’t heard of her, you’re probably wondering by now: what makes her so special? Well, she’s a transgender woman, which essentially means she was born male, but identifies as female.

In her book Rethinking Normal, Katie shares her life story—everything from childhood until now. She talks about her home life and school, falling in love, her transition and gender re-assignment surgery, and being a part of the LGBT community, taking an active part in bringing more awareness about being a transgender person.

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