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Call Me Nathan

Call Me Nathan

By Catherine Castro
Illustrator Quentin Zuttion

Paperback

Price: $19.99

  • Publication Date: February 22, 2022
  • Imprint: SelfMadeHero
  • Trim Size: 6 34 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 9781914224010
  • Page Count: 144
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: US and Canada

A true coming-of-age story that explores transgender identity

“All I want is a proper body . . . ” Born as biologically female, Nathan spends his formative years facing questions without answers, social ostracism from his peers, and incomprehension from his family—because from as early as he can remember, he knows he has been born in the wrong body. But, as his family comes to recognize, a physical identity is harder to change than a piece of clothing or a haircut. So from the moment he is at last supplied with a professional term for his self-diagnosis—“gender dysphoria”—he is able to leave behind his complicated psychological history, the challenges of his self-harming, and his struggles with sexual identity, and begin the difficult process of claiming his true self. Based on a true story, at first hand, Call Me Nathan issues a moving call for understanding, a powerful denunciation of prejudice, and a celebration of everything it means to love.

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.