Trans Mission (Hardcover)

My Quest to a Beard

By Alex Bertie

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316529037, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

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Description

A brave first-hand account of online personality Alex Bertie's life, struggles, and victories as a transgender teen, as well as a groundbreaking guide for transitioning teens.

Long before he became known for his YouTube videos, Alex Bertie was an isolated, often-afraid transgender teenager looking for answers. In this revolutionary memoir and valuable resource, Alex recounts his life, struggles, and victories as a young trans man. Along the way, he provides readers with accessible, highly researched explanations of gender, sexuality, and transitions. He explores without judgment how complicated all these things can be, and how many equally authentic ways there are to live as yourself and find happiness.

It can be hard for questioning teens to believe in a brighter future, let alone find any sense of community. Here, with clarity and compassion, Alex writes as a supportive older brother for transitioning teens, their allies, their parents, and anyone looking to better understand others -- and themselves.


About the Author

Alex Bertie is a young transgender YouTuber from rural Dorset. While still attending school at just 14, he started making videos on sexuality and gender identity, continuing to do so today with weekly uploads. To this day, he has reached around 330,000 subscribers. His work has been picked up by organizations such as Childline and Stonewall, and has been recognized by the Independent, YouTube magazine TenEighty, and trans publication FTM Magazine.


Praise For Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard

Bertie is an affable, conscientious, and informed guide who writes well and gives his readers an invaluable, potentially life-changing and -saving book. It is highly recommended.—Booklist (Starred Review)

"Must read."—NME

"The writing is lively and personal. The advice given is not preachy but rather practical and down-to-earth."—The School Librarian