Meet Nevo: girl, boy, he, she, him, her, they, them, daughter, son, teacher, student, friend, gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgender, homosexual, Jew, dyke, masculine, feminine, androgynous, queer. Nevo was not born in the wrong body. Nevo just wants everyone to catch up with all that Nevo is.
Personal, political and passionate, Finding Nevo is an autobiography about gender and everything that comes with it. Australian author Nevo Zisin identifies as queer, transmasculine and non-binary. They are a young activist, writer and public speaker. Finding Nevo is a captivating coming-of-age book perfect for young adult readers aged 14+.
“A gorgeous coming of age story about one person’s journey to discover themselves. Zisin is a compelling storyteller with a delightful and exciting new voice.” Clementine Ford
“Memoir for a YA readership is becoming increasingly popular, and Finding Nevo is a thought-provoking addition to the subgenre … With its strong themes of self-acceptance and tolerance, this is not just a memoir for gender-questioning teens seeking advice and support … Finding Nevo is sure to resonate with a broad readership.” Books+Publishing
Finding Nevo: How I Confused Everyone by Nevo Zisin is the joint winner of the Australian Family Therapists’ Award in the Older Readers category, 2018.
Nevo Zisin is a young activist, student, writer and public speaker with a particular focus on issues surrounding gender, sex and sexuality. Assigned female at birth, Nevo has had a complex relationship with gender, transitioning to present as male at the age of 17, undergoing different medical interventions and now identifying outside of a female / male gender binary. They work particularly with children as a youth leader and through running programs and workshops in schools. They are also a contact point in the Jewish community for other children and families confronting issues of gender and sexuality in their own lives. Finding Nevo is their first book.
A gorgeous coming of age story about one person’s journey to discover themselves. Zisin is a compelling storyteller with a delightful and exciting new voice.
Finding Nevo is an honest, enlightening story of one person’s quest to understand who they are, and to overcome the prejudices and pressures which that can entail.
Could not put it down!…What a beautiful story from such a young author. Nevo’s combination of raw honesty and heartfelt memories come to life in this magnificent recollection of their life so far. A good read for anyone with an open mind and an open heart.