The Pants Project
Liv knows he’s meant to be a boy, so why does his school force him to wear a skirt?
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’s meant to be a boy. But with his new private school’s strict dress code, he can’t even wear pants. Only skirts. So the Pants Project begins. The only way for Liv to get what he wants is to go after it himself, and on the way to changing his school’s policies, he may end up changing his own life.
Cat Clarke is an award-winning author from the UK. She lives in Edinburgh
"Clarke artfully twists together LGBTQ concerns and disability issues with self-esteem, respect, and compassion. This book is a current day Beverly Cleary or Judy Blume, delving into issues faced by kids, like bullying and tolerance, but with an issue experienced by many kids today." - The San Francisco Book
"Strong-willed, introspective Liv is a likable and relatable protagonist; in many ways he's like most tweens, navigating friendships, his own identity, and his relationships at home. Supported by his two moms, Liv tries various methods of protest (wearing pants under the skirt, organizing a petition); he doesn't get any traction, however, until he makes some new friends, and they join the cause... this is a touching novel on a timely subject" - The Horn Book MagazineA wonderfully sweet middle grade story with a satisfying ending... The hopeful tone makes it easier for readers to grapple with the serious issues discussed, and the happy-ever-after ending will not fail to satisfy. Give to fans of Tim Federle's Better Nate Than Ever and Alex Gino's George." - School Library Journal
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