Liv is annoyed with the school's very traditional and very gendered dress code. Liv feels much more comfortable in pants and is unclear why it is necessary for half the school to wear skirts. Liv begins the campaign because of personal discomfort, but soon learns that other students at the school are equally uncomfortable with the dress code, and each for different reasons. Fans of George will love this pre-transition story. Middle school readers will appreciate the subtleties of gender and sexuality that begin to emerge in middle school.
~ Eight Cousins, Holiday Picks 2017— From Holiday Picks 2017
A touching, humorous story of strong-willed eleven-year-old Liv, who is determined to challenge his school's terrible dress code and change his life. Inspire empathy and compassion (and a few laughs ) in young readers with this stunning middle-grade novel.
"My name is Liv (Not Olivia)... I'm not technically a girl. I'm transgender. Which is a bit like being a Transformer. Only not quite as cool because I probably won't get to save the world one day."
Liv knows he was always meant to be a boy, but with his new school's terrible dress code, he can't even wear pants. Only skirts.
Operation: Pants Project begins The only way for Liv to get what he wants is to go after it himself. But to Liv, this isn't just a mission to change the policy--it's a mission to change his life. And that's a pretty big deal.Perfect for parents, educators, and librarians looking for a book for young readers that: Has a transgender main character with a humorous voiceIs a hopeful, sweet story with a happily-ever-after endingWill prompt discussions on gender identity, bullying, self-esteem, empathy, acceptance, and social justiceA 2018 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People selection
Amelia Bloomer Project nominee
A 2020 Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Awards nominee