What Makes You Beautiful
From the Series Lorimer Real Love
Logan knows he likes boys, but has not come out, and no one knows that he likes to sometimes wear girls’ clothes and makeup. Then Logan starts at a school for the arts. There he meets Kyle, who is straight. Logan experiments with nail polish and more feminine clothes. Logan begins questioning his gender and decides to use they pronouns while trying to figure things out. Logan meets a classmate’s mother, who is a transgender woman, and begins to come to terms with their gender identity. Realizing they are not a gay boy, but a transgender girl, Logan asks for people to call them Veronica. As a girl, does Veronica stand a chance with Kyle? Learn more in this moving high/low YA romance.
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult|
|Category||Diverse Books: LGBTQIA+, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||168|
School Library Journal
“These texts stand out for their authentic depictions of LGBTQ+ teens; recommended for high school collections.” —School Library Journal
“Thoughtful and affirming.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Bridget Liang
Bridget Liang is a mixed race, queer, transfeminine, autistic, disabled, fat fangirl. They have been published in the anthologies Meanwhile, Elsewhere and Resilience. What Makes You Beautiful is their first novel for teens.