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Lily and Dunkin

Title

Lily and Dunkin

Authors

Donna Gephart

Illustrator

Donna Gephart

Publisher

Delacorte Press

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780553536744

Pages

340 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you’re in the eighth grade. Dunkin Dorfman, birth name Norbert Dorfman, is dealing with bipolar disorder and has just moved from the New Jersey town he’s called home for the past thirteen years. This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse. One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; transgender people; boy to girl

Main Character

boy to girl

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

boy to girl transgender

Awards

Booklist Book Review Stars, Feb. 15,2016 American Library Association

Keywords

manic-depressive illness; friendship; schools; Florida; mental illness

Diversity Impact

direct

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