Both Sides Now

Thomas, P.
An easy-to-read story that uses humour to broach complex topics, this is the story of Finch, a trans teen who must come to terms with serious issues through his participation in the school’s debate club. Themes of friendship, sexuality, family, racism, and personal choices promote critical thinking and understanding from various perspectives. Readers can relate to the book’s teenage characters who try to navigate their sexuality and relationships with friends and family. The novel lends itself well for literature circles or as an individual reading book in a secondary-level classroom. Its themes around sexuality, family, friendship, choices, and racism may inspire class discussions, personal reflections, research projects, and creative writing exercises.
LGBTQ, Novel
English Language Arts
  • 9-12