And she was

by Verdi, Jessica,

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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? -- -- This is a gorgeous, timely, and essential novel about the importance of being our true selves. The backmatter includes an author's note and resources for readers.
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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.
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Subjects Family secrets Juvenile fiction
Transgender parents Juvenile fiction
Transgender people Juvenile fiction
Mothers and daughters Juvenile fiction
Single-parent families Juvenile fiction
Best friends Juvenile fiction
Secrets Fiction
Families Fiction
Transgender people Fiction
Mothers and daughters Fiction
Single-parent families Fiction
Best friends Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
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Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Scholastic Inc.,2018
Scholastic Inc.2018
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9781338150544
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