Nine-year-old Q Daily, center, was born a girl, and just finished his first full school year as a boy. Brad Horrigan/For NPR hide caption

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NPR Ed

For This Transgender Third-Grader, Life As A Boy Is Liberating

For Brooklyn elementary student Q Daily, the first full school year as a "he" made all the difference.

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Author Interviews

From Blueprints To Betrayal: The Daring, And Downfall, Of A Cold War Spy

Initially, the CIA was suspicious of Soviet aviation expert Adolf Tolkachev. But he earned their trust — and provided blueprints, documents and plans that were crucial to the U.S.

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Music Interviews

Stacy Barthe's 'BEcoming' Is A Story Of Near-Death And Rebirth

At 25, Barthe was already writing songs for pop stars, but life outside the studio felt like a battlefield. She speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about the hard road to her full-length debut.