In this #OwnVoices LGBTQ young adult debut, Alex comes to realize his true identity as a young woman named Sasha Masha.
Alex feels like he is in the wrong body. His skin feels strange against his bones. And then comes Tracy, who thinks he's adorably awkward, who wants to kiss him, who makes him feel like a Real Boy. But it is not quite enough. Something is missing. Is the missing piece a part of Alex himself?
As Alex grapples with his identity, he finds himself trying on dresses and swiping on lipstick in the quiet of his bedroom. He meets Andre, a gay boy who is beautiful and unafraid to be who he is. Slowly, Alex begins to realize: Maybe his name isn't Alex at all. Maybe it's Sasha Masha.
Transgender author Agnes Borinksy deftly explores gender identity and queer romance in this heart-wrenchingly honest debut novel.
JLG Release: Feb 2021
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City High School
Grades 10 & Up
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8 3/10" x 5 2/5"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Reference or Discussion Language: Strong Language Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes Language: Homophobic Slur Discrimination: Gender Identity
Transgender people, Gender identity, Dating (Social customs), Family life, Baltimore, Maryland, LGBTQ,