Free Book Friday!

Congratulations to Bree Dumont! You’ve won Beetle BoyPlease send an email to with the subject line “Free Book Friday” telling us your mailing address so we can get your book in the mail.

This week, enter to win Transgender Lives: Complex Stories, Complex Voices, written by Stonewall Award-winner Kirstin Cronn-Mills.

“I didn’t hear the word transgender until I was eighteen, when a person I was dating came out as trans. My boyfriend came out as my girlfriend, and I thought, ‘What . . . is that?’ She said, ‘I just don’t think I’m a man.’ And I said, ‘Guess what? Neither do I.’ And then the skies parted, and I understood who I was.”—Katie Burgess, nonprofit director and community activist/organizer 

Meet Katie, Hayden, Dean, Brooke, David, Julia, and Natasha. Each is transgender, and in this book, they share their personal stories. Through their narratives, you’ll get to know and love each person for their humor, intelligence, perseverance, and passion. You’ll learn how they each came to better understand, accept, and express their gender identities, and you’ll follow them through the sorrows and successes of their personal journeys.

Transgender Lives helps you understand what it means to be transgender in America while learning more about transgender history, the broad spectrum of transgender identities, and the transition process. You’ll explore the challenges transgender Americans face, including discrimination, prejudice, bullying and violence, unequal access to medical care, and limited legal protections. For transgender readers, these stories offer support and encouragement. Transgender Lives is a space for trans* voices to be heard and to express the complexities of gender while focusing on what it means to be human.

If you’d like to win Transgender Lives: Complex Stories, Complex Voices, please leave a comment on this post (including your name), or tweet this line: Free Book Friday! RT to win @kirstincm’s TRANSGENDER LIVES from @LernerBooks.

We’ll announce the winner on Friday, August 22, so check the blog then to see if you’ve won!

Good luck!