Were I Not a Girl - The Inspiring and True Story of Dr. James Barry

Author(s): Lisa Robinson; Lauren Simkin Berke (Illustrator)

Young Adult Non Fiction | Coming Soon

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.

October 2020

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  • : 9781984849052
  • : Random House Children's Books
  • : Red Fox
  • : October 2020
  • : {"length"=>["10"], "width"=>["10"], "units"=>["Inches"]}
  • : October 2020
  • : books

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  • : 40
  • : Hardback
  • : Lisa Robinson; Lauren Simkin Berke (Illustrator)