Both Can Be True

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$16.99  $15.80
Quill Tree Books
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5.7 X 8.3 X 1.4 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Jules Machias

is an author, editor, artist, and athlete who loves dogs beyond all reason. Both Can Be True is inspired by their combined passions for rescuing animals and breaking down society's gender norms to create a more inclusive world. Jules has worked at a veterinarian office, a construction company, a car-parts warehouse, and a middle school for kids with disabilities. They now own and operate an editing and proofreading business for clients in publishing and marketing. Jules lives in Cincinnati with their family and three rescue dogs: the world's happiest pit bull, a sweet Chihuahua with congestive heart failure, and a paralyzed terrier with a whole lot of sass. To learn more about Jules and their dogs, visit

"The novel grapples with the impact of society's overly simplistic messages. An optimistic journey of self-acceptance." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Machias's debut handles both realistic emotional journeys with compassion, while offering a nuanced portrayal of the benefits and limitations of labels. A celebration of allyship and fluidity that's a joy to read." -- Publishers Weekly

"A sweetly affirming story at its core. A must for middle schools and high schools, this story is an inspiring celebration of living authentically." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"Layered characters, written with compassion and courage. Ultimately a story about claiming your own identity in the face of opposition." -- Booklist