Transitions: A Mother's Journey

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Top Shelf Productions
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7.6 X 10.0 X 0.6 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author
Élodie Durand is an artist and illustrator, for both children and adults, who has been working for over 15 years. She graduated from the School of Decorative Arts of Strasbourg and the University of Paris VIII. After debuting with the international award-winning graphic memoir Parenthesis, she has also drawn the children's series Les grandes années among other projects.
"An excellent graphic novel and resource for families and others who experience the unexpected transition of a loved one." -- Library Journal (starred review)

"While Alex commences his journey to be himself, Anne, too, begins her own process from resistance to acceptance. Durand presents the raw, aching spectrum of Anne's experiences as a hybrid journal of personal reflections, historical elucidations, and scientific evidence... Alex's real-life letter to his mother near the book's end is a spectacular coda." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Durand's and Anne's commitment to showing the work and not just the correct answer to this impossibly complex equation is a gift to readers, particularly for parents who don't have many blueprints to choose from... Sometimes we trans people wish for quick and easy acceptance as our authentic selves, but we have to remember that we're asking people to fundamentally reorganize who we have been to them, to see us newly, and that takes effort and deep work. This book is a model for what that kind of journey might look like." --Graphic Medicine

"Tackling a potentially controversial subject with intelligence and sympathy, Élodie Durand creates an informative, original, and deeply healing work." --BDGest

"Through the character of Anne and the conflicted relationship between mother and child, Transitions delivers a true story with which many parents can identify." --Bodoï