Trans mission : my quest to a beard

by Bertie, Alex, 1995-

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 10 copies
Available (10)
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Young Adult YA FIC BERTIE
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA FIC BERTIE
Baldwin Borough Library Young Adult YA 92 BER
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA 92 BER
Braddock Carnegie Library Teen Non-Fiction YA 92 BER
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  Teen Non-Fiction
Call Number  YA 92 BER
CLP - Carrick Teen Non-Fiction HQ77.8.B47 2019
Location  CLP - Carrick
Collection  Teen Non-Fiction
Call Number  HQ77.8.B47 2019
CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction HQ77.8.B47 2019
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction
Call Number  HQ77.8.B47 2019
Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y 306.768 BERTIE
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Teen Books
Call Number  Y 306.768 BERTIE
Oakmont Carnegie Library Young Adult Non-Fiction YA 306.76 BER
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Young Adult Non-Fiction
Call Number  YA 306.76 BER
Pleasant Hills Public Library Young Adult YA 306.768 B54
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA 306.768 B54
Sewickley Public Library Young Adult New Book YA 306.768 BER 2019
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Young Adult New Book
Call Number  YA 306.768 BER 2019
Upper St. Clair Township Library Teen Non-fiction TNF PERSON BERTIE
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Teen Non-fiction
A brave firsthand account of online personality Alex Bertie's life, struggles, and victories as a transgender teen, as well as a groundbreaking guide for transitioning teens.
Long before he became known for his YouTube videos, Alex Bertie was an isolated, often-afraid transgender teenager looking for answers. In this revolutionary memoir and valuable resource, Alex recounts his life, struggles, and victories as a young trans man. Along the way, he provides readers with accessible, highly researched explanations of gender, sexuality, and transitions. He explores without judgment how complicated all these things can be, and how many equally authentic ways there are to live as yourself and find happiness.

It can be hard for questioning teens to believe in a brighter future, let alone find any sense of community. Here, with clarity and compassion, Alex writes as a supportive older brother for transitioning teens, their allies, their parents, and anyone looking to better understand others -- and themselves.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Twenty-year-old Bertie is a British transgender man and well-known YouTube presence whose first book is a combination memoir and guide to all (well, almost) things transgender. Bertie began posting videos to his public YouTube channel in his early teens, and as he first came out as a lesbian at age 13 and then as a transgender man at 16, the channel became devoted to sexuality and gender identity. While Bertie doesn't claim to be an expert, he draws on his own personal experience and significant research to offer this accessible, common sense guide featuring such things as dysphoria, chest binding (which he says saved his life), chest surgery, testosterone treatment, and much more. Especially notable is his advocacy for the internet and social media, both of which provided him not only essential information but also a community of like-minded individuals who understood his evolving experience as a trans man. While aimed at teens, his book includes a long, adultcentric chapter written by his mother about being the parent of a trans child. Throughout Bertie is an affable, conscientious, and informed guide who writes well and gives his readers an invaluable, potentially life-changing and -saving book. It is highly recommended.--Michael Cart Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Blending autobiography and guidebook in his debut, trans man and popular YouTuber Bertie shares pivotal moments from his life and transition to illuminate a variety of topics relevant to female-to-male transition, including coming out, name selection, chest binding, hormone treatments, gender confirmation surgeries, dating and intimacy, and disclosing gender identity in the workplace. Bertie openly confronts the difficulties of pursuing transition on a personal and societal level--including his own history with depression, dysphoria, and self-harming behavior--while taking care to stress the joy he found in his own transition. He also acknowledges the limits of his perspective, sticking to trans topics with which he has personal experience and recognizing his own privilege as a "white, educated male with family support, a roof over my head, and a job" and as a resident of the United Kingdom, where transition is covered by health care rather than the patient. Aimed at teens beginning their transition or for those questioning how they identify, as well as at the people who love them, Bertie serves as a relatable narrator who encourages his readers to do what they "need to do to be happy" without ignoring the barriers they may face. Agent: Silvia Molteni, Peters Fraser and Dunlop. Ages 12--up. (May)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Bertie, Alex, -- 1995-
Transgender people -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Transgender youth -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Transgender people -- Identity.
Young adult literature.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First U.S. edition.
Other Titles Transmission :
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: London : Wren & Rook, 2017.
Description 296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780316529037
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