- Hey, I Still Can’t See Myself!: The Difficult Positioning of Two-Spirit Identities in YA Literature
- Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature
- Johns Hopkins University Press
- Volume 52, Number 1, January 2014
- pp. 11-22
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This article explores the difficulties of presenting two-spirited individuals in textual form due to the amount of political, social, and spiritual complexity associated with this particular identity category. Utilizing personal statements from aboriginal and two-spirit-identified individuals as well as secondary sources from well-known academics, this essay interrogates two novels in its focus on the deconstruction of identity categories to better understand the two-spirit identity within each text.