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Parrotfish

by Ellen Wittlinger

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | January 4, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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Angela Katz-McNair has never felt quite right as a girl, but it''s a shock to everyone when she cuts her hair short, buys some men''s clothes, and announces she''d like to be called by a new name, Grady. Although Grady is happy about his decision to finally be true to himself, everybody else is having trouble processing the news. Grady''s parents act hurt; his sister is mortified; and his best friend, Eve, won''t acknowledge his existence. On top of that, there are more practical concerns--for instance, which locker room is he supposed to use for gym class? Grady didn''t expect his family and friends to be happy about his decision, but he also didn''t expect kids at school to be downright nasty about it. But as the victim of some cruel jokes, Grady also finds unexpected allies, including the school geek Sebastian, and Kita Charles, who''s a gorgeous senior. In a voice tinged with humor and sadness, Ellen Wittlinger explores Grady''s struggles--struggles any teen will be able to relate to.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: January 4, 2011

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442406216

ISBN - 13: 9781442406216

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Parrotfish

by Ellen Wittlinger

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: January 4, 2011

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442406216

ISBN - 13: 9781442406216

About the Book

Angela Katz-McNair has never felt quite right as a girl, but it's a shock to everyone when she cuts her hair short, buys some men's clothes, and announces she'd like to be called by a new name, Grady. Although Grady is happy about his decision to finally be true to himself, everybody else is having trouble processing the news. Grady's parents act hurt; his sister is mortified; and his best friend, Eve, won't acknowledge his existence. On top of that, there are more practical concerns--for instance, which locker room is he supposed to use for gym class? Grady didn't expect his family and friends to be happy about his decision, but he also didn't expect kids at school to be downright nasty about it. But as the victim of some cruel jokes, Grady also finds unexpected allies, including the school geek Sebastian, and Kita Charles, who's a gorgeous senior. In a voice tinged with humor and sadness, Ellen Wittlinger explores Grady's struggles--struggles any teen will be able to relate to.

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Angela Katz-McNair has never felt quite right as a girl, but it''s a shock to everyone when she cuts her hair short, buys some men''s clothes, and announces she''d like to be called by a new name, Grady. Although Grady is happy about his decision to finally be true to himself, everybody else is having trouble processing the news. Grady''s parents act hurt; his sister is mortified; and his best friend, Eve, won''t acknowledge his existence. On top of that, there are more practical concerns--for instance, which locker room is he supposed to use for gym class? Grady didn''t expect his family and friends to be happy about his decision, but he also didn''t expect kids at school to be downright nasty about it. But as the victim of some cruel jokes, Grady also finds unexpected allies, including the school geek Sebastian, and Kita Charles, who''s a gorgeous senior. In a voice tinged with humor and sadness, Ellen Wittlinger explores Grady''s struggles--struggles any teen will be able to relate to.

Editorial Reviews

"The author demonstrates well the complexity faced by transgendered people and makes the teen's frustration with having to "fit into a category" fully apparent."-Publishers Weekly

Appropriate for ages: 12

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