The Day Joanie Frankenhauser Became a Boy

The Day Joanie Frankenhauser Became a Boy Joanie s mom wants her to act like a girl but who can play basketball in a skirt and cute plastic sandals When Joanie s family moves to a new town a typo on the school records makes her John instead

  • Title: The Day Joanie Frankenhauser Became a Boy
  • Author: Francess Lin Lantz
  • ISBN: 9780525474371
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Joanie s mom wants her to act like a girl, but who can play basketball in a skirt and cute plastic sandals When Joanie s family moves to a new town, a typo on the school records makes her John instead of Joan, and she jumps at the chance to reinvent herself But how long can she keep pretending And even if she could keep her identity secret, would she want to BeingJoanie s mom wants her to act like a girl, but who can play basketball in a skirt and cute plastic sandals When Joanie s family moves to a new town, a typo on the school records makes her John instead of Joan, and she jumps at the chance to reinvent herself But how long can she keep pretending And even if she could keep her identity secret, would she want to Being a boy is no walk in the park Francess Lantz seamlessly weaves great sports action, a compelling family drama, and Joanie s secret stories about SuperKid into a funny, thought provoking novel about friendship and self discovery.

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    About "Francess Lin Lantz"

    1. Francess Lin Lantz

      Francess Lin Lantz b August 27, 1952, Trenton, New Jersey d November 22, 2004, Santa Barbara, California was an American children s librarian turned fiction writer, whose fan base was mostly preteen and teenaged girls For than two decades, Lantz wrote than 30 books, including several juvenile bestsellers She won the American Library Association s Best Book for Young Adults award for her 1997 romance, Someone to Love Stepsister from Planet Weird Random House, 1996 was made into a Disney Channel television movie in 2000 Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Lantz was raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania She initially aspired to become a rock musician and composer She graduated in 1974 from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and from Simmons College in Boston in 1975, where she earned a master s degree in library sciences She died in Santa Barbara, California in 2004 following a five years long battle with ovarian cancer she was 52 years old.

    238 thoughts on “The Day Joanie Frankenhauser Became a Boy”

    1. Joanie is a 5th grade girl who likes playing football. Her mother desperately wants her to act more like a girl. The boys want to exclude her from playing football. She also writes superhero stories. When her family moves to a new town, the teacher calls Joanie "Johnny" by accident. She decides to go with it, thinking that now she can do all the "dude" things she wants to do--play football and be a superhero--and NOT have to act all girly and cook and wear makeup. This charade moves along pretty [...]


    2. Dredging the archives of my old YA blog--from back in the day when I was a YA para-librarian. Awesome!A typo on the attendance roll makes Joan into John at her new school. She decides to run with it; after all, the boys will have to let her play football with them now. Turns out, being a boy is just as hard as being a girl—and even harder if you’re actually a girl! This book deals with some pretty typical gender stereotypes, and Ms. Lantz does a decent job of presenting them and allowing her [...]



    3. I was surprised to find out this book came out in 2005 because it seemed as though it was set much earlier than that. At least a decade, potentially much more than that. So with that in mind, I can't hold it as being quite as forward thinking as I thought it was while I was reading it, but it is good to see a book addressing gender roles. However, while the examination of the issues Joanie faces trying to come to terms with her identity after having this "opportunity" to try out being someone el [...]


    4. 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 stereotypical. I do like that positives and negatives of being a boy and being a girl are both explored, especially in a pretty short book for young kids. It's a lot less didactic than Nelson's Gender Blender but possibly less nuanced as well. It does dismantle stereotypical behaviors earlier in the book thou [...]


    5. Even though I cried this book only gets a three. Joanie Frankenhauser hates being a girl, she doesn't like being sweet all the time and she can't play sports with the boys. When her family moves to a new city she decided to pretend that she's a boy so that she can start living the good life. She has a lot of fun for awhile but lying becomes draining and the demands of Zane (the most popular boy in her class) push her past the boiling point. This is a cute story and the concept of the book is cle [...]


    6. Joanie sees the perfect opportunity to be able to play sports with the boys by becoming one when she moves to a new school. She discovers that being a boy isn't just about getting a haircut and burping. Puberty is theme and I wouldn't recommend this for students younger than 5th grade without guidance from parents. This book is a very interesting look at the emotional differences as well as the physical differences between boys and girls. Social expectations for the two genders are also explored [...]


    7. This was a pretty quick read. I held my breath as the end got closer, waiting for the cheesy Hallmark ending where Joanie would realize she really had a crush on a boy and therefore couldn't "pretend" to be a boy anymore and would come clean with her real feelings. Fortunately, it was never quite that bad. There are a few ending details that did piss me off for their heterocentricity (is that a word?) but it tries hard to give a "be whoever you are" message. Mainstream? Yes. Terrible? No. (In my [...]


    8. I really liked this book. This book was about how Joanie had alway wondered how would it be to be to be a boy she thought that it will be great because she will get wear whatever she wanted and no body will care mostly her mom and also she thought it was great because she wouldn't have to be so clean all the time or just be quite she thought if she was a boy she could do the opposite from that.


    9. I was really curious as to how kidlit would handle trans issues. I was a bit disappointed, not because Joanie/John's gender identity isn't tied up in the end (She is eleven-ish, I think, so that seemed pretty realistic), but because I think Lantz creates a world that's much, much more rigid about gender than most people are today. The story would be better set in the 1960s or 70s. I did think it was pretty awesome that gender identity was tackled in a way that would make sense to kids.


    10. Joanie Frankenhauser loves football, basketball, and skateboarding, but her mom thinks it's time she started to act, and dress, like a girl. When they move to a new town, a typo on her transcript turns Joan into John. She can't turn down the chance to live life as one of the boys, but it turns out to be harder than she thought. How long can Joanie keep her secret?


    11. Read this after The Education of Bet, trying to find other books about girls dressing up as boys. This one I liked a bit better. AND I was very impressed with the brevity. Yeah, you know, as I keep writing this review, it actually strikes me as a very decent book.




    12. Recommended by based, apparently, on my purchase of a Psych of Women textbook. (Apparently, my love of juvy lit is just a given.)










    13. Good middle school read talking about growing up and stereotypes as a tomboy pretends to be a boy at her new school.



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