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Moorhead Public Library J POL (Text) 33500011924289 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library j POL (Text) 35500005437601 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781423185277
  • ISBN: 1423185277
  • Physical Description: 243 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Los Angeles ; Hyperion, 2014.

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"Grayson, a transgender twelve-year-old, learns to accept her true identity and share it with the world"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 October #2
    Sixth-grader Grayson Sender quietly doodles princesses and castles with glitter pens during class and dreams of wearing twirly skirts and long, shiny gowns instead of his limp, lifeless track pants. Those aren't problems, but the fact that he has to repress himself is a problem—a big one. Despite knowing that he is a girl deep down inside, Grayson has learned to look and act like the boy he is not; his family would be furious and his classmates would bully him if they found out. But now, cast as Persephone in the spring play, he finds acceptance among the cast members. Thoughtfully told through Grayson's eyes, the story conveys his angst, hurt, loss, and emerging confidence as he struggles with a whirlwind of emotions. His new friends allow him to find the courage to become who "she" really is, and we are privileged to watch the transformation take place. With great courage, Polonsky's debut novel reminds us with much sensitivity that we are all unique and deserve to become who we are meant to be. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ami Polonsky ( is a reading and writing tutor, mother to two young children, and author, among other things. A former Language Arts teacher and literacy coach, Ami remains passionate about guiding children towards a love of books and helping create lifetime readers. Ami lives outside of Chicago with her family. This is her first novel.

Subject: Transgender people > Fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Theater > Fiction.
Self-acceptance > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.

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