10 Gender-Bending Children's Books You'll Love

By: Daniel Villarreal
2.2.2013

The Story of X by Lois Gould (1972)

Originally published in Ms. Magazine, Gould's tale shows just how bent out of shape most adults get when one couple decides to raise their child as a genderless "X."

While the repeated reference to "X" as an "it" begins to grate, it still makes a delightful satire, especially when the parents freak out and demand that X see a doctor after X's behavior inspires a football player to wheel a dollhouse onto the field.

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