Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200 pp • Written in verse, Excerpt from similar verse book, Suggestions for further reading, About the Author, Hi-lo text
HC ed.: 978-1-5383-8254-7 • $25.80 | $19.40
eBook: 978-1-5383-8327-8 • $25.80 | $19.40
Pbk. ed.: 978-1-5383-8253-0 • $16.35 | $14.20
Jamie knows that she isn't like other girls. She has a secret. She binds her chest every day to feel more like herself. Jamie questions why she is drawn to this practice and why she is afraid of telling her friends, who have their own secrets. Could she really be genderqueer?
“James proves the power of the novel in verse as a vehicle to convey rich characterization, complex themes, and a reading experience that levels the field between struggling and skilled readers. James's verse is fluid, and each chapter is a complete scene that builds Jamie's story with compelling insight and empathy. VERDICT Highly recommended for school and public libraries.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review
“A genderqueer teen claims their identity and comes out to the people they love in this novel in verse for reluctant readers… A coming-out story full of love and affirmation that encourages identity exploration.” —Kirkus
About the Author:
Rory James is a writer from Cleveland, Ohio. She holds degrees in creative writing, English, and political science. Rory now teaches test prep classes to high school students. Inspired by her own experience with gender issues, Rory hopes to reach the many young people with struggles or questions of their own.