By Sophie Labelle
A Girl Like Any Other tells the struggles of a trans girl.
Questioning the very idea of normativity and navigating between her need to belong and her desire to be herself, she manages to create her very own space where she can express her creativity and still find esteem and peer recognition, despite the obstacles.
Through the character's relationships with her brother, her best friend and her classmates, the book exposes some of the difficulties that might be encountered by transgender or gender-creative children.
A Girl Like Any Other is a great way to introduce the subject of gender-variance to children aged 6-12.
Using a light and humourous tone along with dynamic and colourful illustrations, the author succeeds in portraying a story that will leave no one indifferent.
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Éditions SGL (2013)