Automerica: A Trip Down U.S. Highways from World War II to the Future : a Book

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Dutton, 1976 - Juvenile Fiction - 143 pages
6 Reviews
When her new school makes a mistake with the documents and puts her down as a boy, tomboy Joanie is initially thrilled at the chance of playing the part, but as her secret and the lies begin to take over her entire life, Joanie realizes that being a girl, despite the rules and frilly clothes, isn't such a bad thing to be.

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Review: The Day Joanie Frankenhauser Became a Boy

User Review  - Debbie - Goodreads

Relationship analysis interspered with clever, creative writing. Read full review

Review: The Day Joanie Frankenhauser Became a Boy

User Review  - Erin Reilly-Sanders - Goodreads

This was another cute book about some gender issues. I particularly liked how Joanie's relationship with her mother grew over the course of the book, even if the mother still remains pretty ... Read full review

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About the author (1976)

Lantz, a graduate of Dickinson College, has worked as a children's librarian, a rock-and-roll musician, and a book reviewer. She lives with her husband and young son.