Transitional Memoirs: Reading Using a Queer Cultural Capital Model

  • Summer Melody Pennell
Part of the Queer Studies and Education book series (QSTED)


Pennell provides a unit plan for high school English teachers centered on two memoirs written by transgender teens: Some Assembly Required and Rethinking Normal. Using a queer cultural capital model, students will read the memoirs and analyze moments of strength exemplified by Andrews and Hill as they transition during high school. By reading these memoirs as a pair, students are prevented from thinking that there is only one way to be transgender. The unit plan includes definitions of the forms of queer cultural capital, examples from each text, and a unit assessment.


Cultural Capital Transgender Teen Tulsa World Resistant Capital Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) 
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  • Summer Melody Pennell
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  1. 1.The University of North Carolina- Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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