And she was

by Verdi, Jessica,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 17 copies
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Summary
From rising star Jessica Verdi, an incredibly timely, sensitive, and riveting portrayal of a teen girl's relationship with her transgender mom.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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When aspiring tennis-pro Dara digs up her birth certificate, she is not prepared to find two strangers' names listed as her parents. It turns out Mellie, Dara's mother and the only parent she's known, is a trans woman. The name listed under father is Mellie, and Dara's birth mother died when she was a baby. Feeling confused and betrayed, Dara and her best friend, Sam, set out to find her wealthy maternal grandparents, who she just found out existed. The narrative bounces between Dara's search and e-mails from Mellie to Dara, outlining Mellie's abusive childhood, eventual transition, and the heartbreaking events that led them to living a deeply private life. Dara is confused, hurting, and obsessed with tennis, and although she comes off as self-absorbed through much of the story, she gains a bit of empathy and understanding as her new reality sinks in. Mellie's e-mails are full of information, regret, and deep love for her daughter, and though it's a slightly clunky plot device, both women's flaws and growth ring true.--McIntyre, Beth Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Family secrets -- Fiction.
Transgender parents -- Fiction.
Transgender people -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Single-parent families -- Fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :Point,2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 353 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781338150537
1338150537
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