Were i not a girl [electronic resource] : The inspiring and true story of dr. james barry
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Were i not a girl [electronic resource] : The inspiring and true story of dr. james barry

By Robinson, Lisa.
OverDrive, Inc.

Genre Electronic books.

Audience Youth 0-15 years

ISBN 9781984849076

Bib Id 2407645

Description 1 online resource

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9781984849076 (electronic bk)
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Were i not a girl [electronic resource] : The inspiring and true story of dr. james barry
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1 online resource
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This unique picture book biography tells the story of Dr. James Barry, born female, who lived as a man from age 18 to his death. Like other girls of her time, Margaret Bulkley didn't go to school. She wouldn't grow up to own property, be a soldier, a doctor, or hold any job other than perhaps maid or governor—such was a girl's lot in 19th century England. And was she comfortable born in a girl's body? We will never know. What we do know is that at the age of 18, she tugged off her stockings and dress, cut her red-gold curls, and vanished. In her place appeared a young man. Margaret became James Barry. James would attend medical school, become a doctor and a soldier, travel the world. He would fall in love, deliver babies, and fight in a duel. And he would live a rich full life. Here is a picure book that is both a fascinating and sensitively drawn portrait of someone who would not be undervalued, and an important introduction to the concept of gender identity.
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Text Difficulty 3 - Text Difficulty 4
780
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Electronic reproduction. New York : Schwartz & Wade, 2020. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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