I'm Not a Girl (Hardcover)

A Transgender Story

By Maddox Lyons, Jessica Verdi, Dana Simpson (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9780374310684, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 2020

List Price: 18.99*
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About the Author

Maddox Lyons is a transgender boy who lives in California with his parents, sister, two dogs, and two pet rats. He does advocacy and outreach with various LGBTQ+ organizations. Maddox loves drawing and writing, acting, figure skating, and getting lost in a good book.

Jessica Verdi is the author of several books for children and young adults—including And She Was, What You Left Behind, The Summer I Wasn’t Me, and My Life After Now. I'm Not a Girl is her debut picture book. Jess lives in New York with her family and loves traveling, seltzer, hot sauce, TV, theatre, vegetarian soup, leggings, flip-flops, and all animals.

Dana Claire Simpson, a native of Gig Harbor, Washington, first caught the eyes of devoted comics readers with the internet strip Ozy and Millie. She then developed Phoebe and Her Unicorn, which is now syndicated in over 200 newspapers worldwide and has generated a robust publishing program. Simpson’s books have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, and won the Washington State Book Award and the Pacific Northwest Book Award. She lives with her husband and her cat in Santa Barbara, California.