Review From User :
The Pants Project a transgender student fighting their schools dress code, stating that girls must wear skirts and boys pants.
When I saw that this was a Middle Grade book about a transgender kid I was beyond excited. LGBTQ+ topics are not explored enough in the middle grade age range. This book was such a delight. The actual plot of the story is something I am very passionate about, having fought my own school dress code. I truly loved seeing Liv explore his identity and come to terms with being himself and what that meant. I found the portrayal of middle school to be very accurate. Kids are mean and being a young adolescent is a dramatic time.
I also loved how this book explored the family dynamic of having two mothers. I adore books that have a strong focus on family and friendship. Liv had a hard time in school but he managed to find friends who supported him without judgement which was beautiful.
I highly recommend this book for all ages.
Whoever wrote the uniform policy decided (whyyy?) that girls had to wear skirts, while boys were allowed to wear pants.
Sexist. Dumb. Unfair.
“Girls must wear a black, pleated, knee-length skirt.”
I bet I read those words a hundred times during summer vacation. The problem wasn’t the last word in that sentence. Skirt wasn’t really the issue, not for me.
The issue was the first word. Girls.
Here’s the thing:
I may seem like a girl, but on the inside, I’m a boy.