Obie is Man Enough

Obie is Man Enough by Schuyler Bailar is a beautifully honest, often heartbreaking portrait of a transgender boy and the challenges he faces during his transition. Obie is a great swimmer, but when his old coach drops him as an athlete after he begins transitioning, he has to find a new pool, a new coach, and a new social circle. Old friendships shift and change, and Obie deals with some devastating transphobia from both peers and adults in his life. But, Obie’s story is also powerful and redemptive, about fighting for yourself in a world that’s telling you that you don’t belong. Bailar, the first transgender athlete to compete on an NCAA Division I team, has written an empathic, inclusive novel. (Tween)