The Bride Was A Boy

The Bride Was A Boy

Graphic Novel - 2018
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A heartwarming transgender love story, based on true events!

A diary comic with an upbeat, adorable flair that tells the charming tale of Chii, a woman assigned male at birth. Her story starts with her childhood and follows the ups and downs of exploring her sexuality, gender, and transition-as well as falling in love with a man who's head over heels for her. Now, Chii is about to embark on a new adventure: becoming a bride!

Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] : Seven Seas Entertainment, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781626928886
1626928886
Branch Call Number: TEEN BIO CHII CHII
Characteristics: 146 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm

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IndyPL_JosephL Dec 26, 2018

Conducted through a kind of Q&A format grounded in questions and misconceptions the book's author has had to deal with, "The Bride was a Boy" tells the tale of a Japanese woman undergoing her transition and jumping through all the legal hurdles to get married. Cute for it's chibi style and comprehensive in spite of its length, this book is a great introduction to trans culture and serves as good way to gain a deeper understanding of the trans perspective. Particularly because it manages to do this without lingering too heavily the thorns, barbs, and darker struggles many trans people go through, this is a perfect kind of 101 text for teens.

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Kyanite
Sep 14, 2018

I was hoping for more story and fewer info pages/ explanations. The art is super cute, though.

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AlieGrace
Sep 08, 2018

All together underwhelming.
It has some good information but glosses over a lot of details and doesn't really touch at all on the struggle that is being transgender. The main character's life is presented like a fairy tale with little to no conflict at all and peppers in little bits of info most of which would be known to anyone familiar with the LGBTQ+ community.

JessicaGma Sep 04, 2018

It's a beautiful little memoir and what is being Trans 101 book all wrapped up into one book. Perfect for older pre-teens who like manga and learning more about different walks of life.

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IndyPL_JosephL Dec 26, 2018

IndyPL_JosephL thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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