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Different Kind of Life

Title

Different Kind of Life

Authors

Katie Leone

Publisher

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781484141885

Pages

234 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Michael Davis is a nine year old boy who struggles with living up to the expectations of his father. In order to toughen up, he agrees to sign up for Pee-wee football to learn how to be the man he is suppose to be. During the routine sports physical the doctor discovers a serious condition that turns Michael's world upside down and inside out. Without warning, he is presented with a decision that he never dreamed possible. With his best friend by his side and the support of his mother, the child tries to make a decision beyond his years and discovers his true self in the process.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Transgender; Gender nonconformity; Illness; transgender child; boy to girl; gender identity; cancer; testicular cancer; child with cancer

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

transgender female

Keywords

football; ballet; doctor; surgery; friendship; dresses

Diversity Impact

direct

Different Kind of Life

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