School-leaver Skye plays guitar in her all-female Chronic Cramps band. Making her name in the punk/indie scene is easier than FTM (female to male) transitioning: from Skye to Finn, from girl to man. Uncovering genetic mysteries about family heritage tear the family apart. Trans gender identity is more than injections and surgery, it’s about acceptance. Going public, Finn sings ftm lyrics on TV. With a little help from bemused mates and family who don’t want to lose a daughter, but who love their teenager, Finn is transitioning.
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Publication date: February 2010Extent: 330 pagesFormat: B Format paperbackPrice: AUD$19.95Category: Young Adult FictionAge guide: 15+
Hazel Edwards is best known for her famous Hippopotamus books. Her latest junior book is Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop in the Aussie Heroes series.
As the 2012 National Year of Reading Ambassador, Hazel holds webinars and mentors aspiring writers. She has recently co-written with Ryan Kennedy, the YA novel F2m – the boy within about transitioning from female to male.
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Ryan Kennedy a transgender writer, living in Wellington, New Zealand. He works in IT and is passionate about preserving the environment for future generations. He makes time to play classical and electric guitar (blues, punk, ska, metal, anything else), piano when young and keyboard now, and most recently drums, harmonica and ukelele.