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And she was

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Publisher:
Point,
Pub. Date:
[2018].
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Description
Dara's lived a sheltered life with her single mom, Mellie. Now, at eighteen, she's dreaming of more. When Dara digs up her never-before-seen birth certificate, her world implodes. Why are two strangers listed as her parents?Dara confronts her mother, and is stunned by what she learns: Mellie is transgender. The unfamiliar name listed under "father"? That's Mellie. She transitioned when Dara was a baby, after Dara's birth mother died. She changed her name, started over.But Dara still has more questions than answers. Reeling, she sets off on an impromptu road trip with her best guy friend, Sam, in tow. She is determined to find the extended family she's never even met. What she does discover -- and what her mother reveals, piece by piece, over emails -- will challenge and change Dara more than she can imagine.This is a gorgeous, timely, and essential novel about the importance of being our true selves. The back matter includes an author's note and resources for readers.
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9781338150537
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Last Grouping Update 2018-11-14 04:18:00AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-13 15:18:42PM

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subject_facet Best friends -- Fiction, Best friends -- Juvenile fiction, Domestic fiction, Families -- Fiction, Family secrets -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction, Secrets -- Fiction, Single-parent families -- Fiction, Single-parent families -- Juvenile fiction, Transgender parents -- Juvenile fiction, Transgender people -- Fiction, Transgender people -- Juvenile fiction
title_display And she was
title_full And she was / Jessica Verdi
title_short And she was
topic_facet Best friends, Families, Family secrets, Friendship, Mothers and daughters, Secrets, Single-parent families, Transgender parents, Transgender people