Call Me Nathan
- Publication Date: April 5, 2022
- Imprint: SelfMadeHero
- Trim Size: 6 3⁄4 x 9 1⁄2
- ISBN: 9781914224010
- Page Count: 144
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: US and Canada
A true coming-of-age story that explores transgender identity
Assigned female at birth, Nathan spends his formative years facing questions without answers. As puberty hits and begins to change his body, it all just feels wrong, and something needs to change for it to feel right. He finds himself at a crucial crossroads. Becoming oneself is the work of a lifetime, no matter our gender, sexuality, or refusal to be limited by such categorizations. For Nathan, his courageous first steps towards discovering his true self happen through transition. Based on a true story, Catherine Castro and Quentin Zuttion explore the tenacity and bravery that such a journey entails while society continues to wrestle with the meaning of identity. Call Me Nathan issues a moving call for understanding, a powerful denunciation of prejudice, and a celebration of everything it means to love.
Castro’s debut with artist Zuttion (The White Lady) is a deeply empathetic coming-of-age tale, based on the real life experiences of Castro’s friends . . . This heartfelt and accessible work will appeal to any reader grappling with personal identity or processing revelations within their own family.Publishers Weekly —
The medical transitioning process that Nathan wants to undergo is discussed in clear, clinical detail . . . Moments shared from the parents’ perspective could help others in their place understand and accept what their children are going through.Booklist —
About the author
Catherine Castro is a reporter for Marie Claire. The author of several books, her investigations have led her to explore gender issues around the world. Quentin Zuttion is a widely published illustrator and artist who cites Brecht Evens, Julie Maroh, and Egon Schiele among the influences on the airily physical style of his work.