Reading guide for Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride

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Tomorrow Will Be Different

Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality

by Sarah McBride

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Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride
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    Mar 2018, 288 pages
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    Mar 5, 2019, 288 pages

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  1. Sarah knew she was transgender at a very young age but struggled for years to accept her identity because she didn't see herself represented in the media (unless a trans person was the butt of a mean joke on a sitcom). How have things changed since then? What factors do you feel have enabled this shift?
  2. What was your experience reading Tomorrow Will Be Different? What surprised you most while reading the book and in what you learned?
  3. Many people don't know where to begin when they start learning about LGBTQ issues and are often overwhelmed with information. Did you feel this way before reading Tomorrow Will Be Different? Why or why not? Did your opinions change after reading the book? If so, how? Which part?
  4. Which part of Sarah's story were you most drawn to and why?
  5. Sarah writes about the nearly universal desire to be seen. When were some times you felt unseen, unheard, or marginalized, and how did you go about handling those situations?
  6. Sarah's experiences are the main focus of her memoir, but she points out that trans issues are closely linked with many other issues. For example: Trans women of color are more likely to experience violence, assault, and even homelessness. What other major issues can you think of that affect transgender people, whether in this book or in the world in general?
  7. Throughout Sarah's life, she has sought to bring about change. What do you think of her strategies for making progress? What do you think are the most effective ways to bring about change?
  8. Did reading Sarah's story inspire you to want to join the fight for equality? If so, how do you think you might get involved? (Hint: Visit HRC.org to learn more about how to fight the good fight!)


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