Throughout human history, societies around the world have developed varying concepts of gender that affect the roles its citizens play in their communities. There is an equally rich history of individuals who reject, subvert, expand, or explore the gender roles of their society. This book serves as an accessible introduction to the history of gender and conversations on gender identity happening today. It encapsulates complex social issues at a lower reading level while delivering content that appeals to a high school audience. High-quality photographs and interesting graphic organizers present important information in an appealing and engaging fashion.