Too Bright to See

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Dial Books
Publish Date
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593111154

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About the Author

Kyle Lukoff is the author of many books for young readers. His debut middle-grade novel, Too Bright To See, received a Newbery honor, the Stonewall award, and was a National Book Award finalist. His picture book When Aidan Became A Brother also won the Stonewall. He has forthcoming books about mermaids, babies, apologies, and lots of other topics. While becoming a writer he worked as a bookseller for ten years, and then nine more years as a school librarian.

Reviews

* "This coming-of-age and coming-out story takes a needed departure from other stories about transgender youth....A chilling, suspenseful ghost story balances the intimate, introspective narrative style....Haunting and healing." -Kirkus, starred review

* Smart and thought-provoking.... Through Bug's journey to self-realization and self-acceptance, and the wonderfully nuanced understanding of gender he comes to, Lukoff provides a tender rumination on grief, love, and identity. -Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Equal parts unsettling, heartwarming, and satisfying...a nuanced and compelling exploration of gender, friendship, and family." -Booklist, starred review

* Lukoff's three primary themes--gender identity, grief, and ghostly hauntings--work in elegant harmony despite the load. Lukoff navigates Bug's journey of identity and discovery with grace, welcoming...A hopeful examination of grief and gender, and a good ghost story to boot. -School Library Journal, starred review

When we talk about wanting to see a diverse range of books for kids, this is precisely what we should be thinking of.... Smart. Original. Necessary. " -Betsy Bird, Fuse8

"Bug's first-person, present-tense narration gives readers a close look at his sense that things don't quite fit....and his gradual understanding of why that is." -The Horn Book

A much-needed book about the acceptance of a transgender boy who finds the support he needs from his family, his best friend, and eventually his friends at school. -School Library Connection