Okay, here goes. My name is Liv (not Olivia). I'm not technically a girl. I'm transgender. Which is a bit like being a Transformer, only not quite as cool because I probably won't get to save the world one day.Liv knows he was always meant to be a boy, but with his new school's terrible dress code, he can't even wear pants. Only skirts.
Operation: Pants Project begins! The only way for Liv to get what he wants is to go after it himself. But to Liv, this isn't just a mission to change the policyit's a mission to change his life. And that's a pretty big deal.
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 13 Years|
About the Author
Cat Clarke is the bestselling, award-winning author of novels for teens and young adults. She was born in Zambia, brought up in Edinburgh and Yorkshire, and attended university in Edinburgh. Now a full-time writer, she was previously an editor at Scholastic UK, where she worked on nonfiction bestsellers.
Julia Whelan, winner of numerous Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and has also been a finalist for an Audie Award in other years. She was named one of AudioFile magazine's Best Voices of 2010, and two of her audio narrations were shortlisted for the American Library Association's notable recordings of 2010. Her narration of Jandy Nelson's The Sky Is Everywhere earned a place in the first round of 2011 Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC's Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love this book
This story was pretty good. Not terribly exciting but good. I would list it as LGBT fiction. Great for middle graders.........anyone for that matter.
Amazing! Everyone should read this book. This book explores LGBTQ topics, diverse families, bullying awareness and activism. It's a great read and very well written.
"The Pants Project" is a well written middle grade book about what it's like not to fit in and how to survive middle school. Liv has never felt comfortable in his own skin. To add insult to injury, he's starting 6th grade at a school with a strict dress code- all "girls" must wear skirts. He feels very uncomfortable and decides to fight it using reasoned arguments, petitions, and peaceful protests. At the same time, he is dealing with ruthless teasing from girls at school, including his former best friend Maisie. Luckily, Liv makes some new friends who will stick up for him. Jacob is one such friend, dealing with his own problems. Jacob is a great artist and although they have a rocky start, they become real best friends. The book is a really great story about being proud of yourself and not letting anyone (even mean girls like Jade) take you down or make you ashamed of your family or yourself. There's a lot of great concepts at the core of the book, such as how to deal with conflict/bullies, how and when to talk to your parents, how to make big changes in policies, and how to deal with LGBT issues as someone in that situation and as an ally outside of it. It's a really fantastic read for the middle grade age for all of these reasons. It's also fantastically written- Liv has a great voice and is easy to like and understand. I think this book is a fantastic read- both entertaining and educational. Please note that I received this book from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for my honest review.