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July 12, 2023
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How to Be an Ally
Things NOT to Say to Queer People
Things NOT to Say to Trans People
A Sex-Ed Lesson: What is “biological sex”?
Resources for Parents of Trans Kids
Coming Out Advice
Swimming & Being Transgender
Transition Information

Editorial Reviews

“A thoughtful, eventually triumphant story.” -Publishers Weekly

“Energizing and compassionate.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Extremely well done and will be a valuable reading experience for all.” –Booklist

A heartfelt coming-of-age tale about a young trans athlete; ­readers will be rooting for ­every one of Obie’s wins, in and out of the pool.” School Library Journal

“I just met Obie, and I love him SO MUCH. He shows us all how to face our scariest challenges with resolve, humor, grace, and help from those who care about us. A stunning and important book.”  —Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author

“Bailar writes with assurance and beauty… His story had me laughing, crying and cheering, sometimes all at once.” —Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex and Boys & Sex

I guarantee Obie is Man Enough will help countless Youth feel not only valid in their experiences, but also be able to leverage the strength Obie has within their own lives.” –Aydian Dowling, transgender activist

“This book will make you laugh, break your heart, and flinch with recognition. I couldn’t root hard enough for Obie Chang, a character who stayed with me long after the book was done.” —Marie Myung-Ok Lee, author of The Evening Hero

“A story which hooks you from its first sentence.  A bold, honest, and deeply human journey of identity with characters you will fall in love with.  Powerful and brave.  Everyone should read this book.” —Diane Paulus, Tony Award-winning Director and the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University

“Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. Obie Is Man Enough is an amazing narrative that also provides important education on the transgender experience. .. I strongly encourage all people, including advocates who don’t identity within the LGBTQ+ community, to read this book!” —Sander Jennings, he/him, Media Personality & Jazz Jennings’s brother