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She’s a Boy: The Shocking True Story of Joe Holliday

She's A Boy is the shocking, heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting autobiography of Joe Holliday.

Born a boy but raised a girl, Joe was 25 years old and still living as Joella when he discovered the full truth about his beginnings.

For decades, doctors believed baby boys born without a penis should be classified as girls.

When he was eight, Joe's plight attracted worldwide media attention - and touched the heart of Princess Diana.

She's A Boy is Joe's story; a true survivor who has overcome unthinkable physical and emotional challenges and come out the other side with a firm sense of who he really is.


“This is a heartbreaking story.”

Artistic Bent

“Joel had such a rough life and yet his book has a positive feel… I was glad that it did not seem sensationalized. Good read!”

Cynthia Nicola - Librarian

“Thought-provoking and moving.”

Caitlin Brisbois (Educator)

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