Karleen Pendleton Jiménez

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Karleen Pendleton Jiménez
BornLos Angeles, California
Occupationmemoirist, academic
Notable worksAre You a Boy or a Girl?, How to Get a Girl Pregnant

Karleen Pendleton Jiménez is an American-Canadian writer and academic.[1] She is best known for her 2000 book Are You a Boy or a Girl?, a 2001 Lambda Literary Award finalist which was adapted into the 2008 film Tomboy,[2] and her 2011 memoir How to Get a Girl Pregnant, a 2012 Lambda Literary Award finalist.[3]

Originally from Los Angeles, California, she is currently an associate professor in the School of Education at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.[4] In addition to her literary work, she also co-edited, with Isabel Killoran, the academic anthology Unleashing the Unpopular: Talking About Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Education.


  • Are You a Boy or a Girl? (2000, ISBN 1-896781-14-4)
  • Unleashing the Unpopular (2009, ISBN 978-0871731715)
  • How to Get a Girl Pregnant (2011, ISBN 978-1926639406)


  1. ^ "Butches can have kids, too". Xtra!, November 15, 2011.
  2. ^ Elizabeth Marshall and Özlem Sensoy, Rethinking Popular Culture and Media. Rethinking Schools, 2011. ISBN 978-0942961485.
  3. ^ "Toronto writers up for Lambda Literary awards". Xtra!, May 10, 2012.
  4. ^ "The disappearing Butch?" The Current, May 27, 2013.

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