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American Popular Culture | Children's and Young Adult Literature | English Language and Literature | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


In this installment of The Book That Made Me, a series from Public Books reflecting on the books that have changed our lives, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner reflects on the freedom he received—to become a whole other person, in a whole other place—from an unexpected source.

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Daniel Pollack-Pelzner
The book that made me: A girl.
Public Books, 2017-04-03



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