“Boy or Girl? Yes.”

 From the first few pages, you are going to wonder about Riley. Is Riley a boy or girl? The more you get to know Riley, the more you will wonder why you have to know.


This is a book about young adults, that should be read by teenagers and adults alike. Set in high school, the issues in this book transcend setting and age.  In a time of Caitlyn Jenner’s debut and frequent violence against the trans community and other people who don’t fit into neat little boxes, this book is part of an important discussion. Whose business is someone’s gender identity or sexuality? Do you have to fully understand something to accept it? You will be asking questions and discussing this book long after you finish the pages.

Great resources and more information at the end of the book.

Find it or order online at Brazos Bookstore

Click for Discussion Guide

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Published by

Christine Thomas Alderman

Christine Thomas Alderman is a writer and educator working in Texas. She holds a graduate degree from Harvard University. Her work was long-listed for the Bath Flash Fiction Award and included in their anthology: To Carry Her Home. She won the Cynthia Leitich Smith mentorship from the Austin Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Find her at www.christinethomasalderman.com

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