Parrotfish

Ellen Wittlinger (Author)
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Description

The groundbreaking novel from critically acclaimed author Ellen Wittlinger that tells the story of a transgender teen's search for identity and acceptance has now been updated to include current terminology and an updated list of resources.

Angela Katz-McNair never felt quite right as a girl. So she cuts her hair short, purchases some men's clothes and chose a new name: Grady. While coming out as transgender feels right to Grady, he isn't prepared for the reactions of his friends and family. Why can't they accept that Grady is just being himself?

Grady's life is miserable until he finds friends in unexpected places--the school geek, Sebastian, who tells Grady that there is a precedent for transgenders in the natural world, and Kita, a senior, who might just be Grady's first love.

In a voice tinged with humor and sadness, Ellen Wittlinger explores Grady's struggles--universal struggles any teen can relate to.

Product Details

Price
$11.99  $11.03
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
October 06, 2015
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781481468107

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About the Author

Ellen Wittlinger is the critically acclaimed author of the teen novels Parrotfish, Blind Faith, Sandpiper, Heart on My Sleeve, Zigzag, and Hard Love (an American Library Association Michael L. Printz Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award winner), and its sequel Love & Lies: Marisol's Story. She has a bachelor's degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and an MFA from the University of Iowa. A former children's librarian, she lives with her husband in Haydenville, Massachusetts.

Reviews

"Peopled with wonderfully wacky characters and scenes, this narrative snaps and crackles with wit, even while it touches the spirit of the sensitive reader. Wittlinger scores another success with this highly recommended novel."--"VOYA"
"A compelling and richly detailed story."--"The BCCB"
"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"
"Wittlinger's writing skill will help YA readers understand transgender issues, and those readers will be entertained and moved as they read."--"KLIATT"
"A thought-provoking discussion of gender roles, gender identity, and the influence of nature, nurture, and social construction on both."--"The Horn Book Magazine"
A thought-provoking discussion of gender roles, gender identity, and the influence of nature, nurture, and social construction on both. "The Horn Book Magazine"
A compelling and richly detailed story. "The BCCB"
Peopled with wonderfully wacky characters and scenes, this narrative snaps and crackles with wit, even while it touches the spirit of the sensitive reader. Wittlinger scores another success with this highly recommended novel. "VOYA"
Wittlinger s writing skill will help YA readers understand transgender issues, and those readers will be entertained and moved as they read. "KLIATT"
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"