The Pants Project (Hardcover)
A touching, humorous story of strong-willed eleven-year-old Liv, who is determined to challenge his school's terrible dress code and change his life. Inspire empathy and compassion (and a few laughs ) in young readers with this stunning middle-grade novel.
"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 policy--it's a mission to change his life. And that's a pretty big deal.Perfect for parents, educators, and librarians looking for a book for young readers that: Has a transgender main character with a humorous voiceIs a hopeful, sweet story with a happily-ever-after endingWill prompt discussions on gender identity, bullying, self-esteem, empathy, acceptance, and social justiceA 2018 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People selection
Amelia Bloomer Project nominee
A 2020 Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Awards nominee
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