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Gracefully Grayson

Title

Gracefully Grayson

Authors

Ami Polonsky

Publisher

Disney Press

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781423185277

Pages

243 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Grayson, a transgender twelve-year-old, learns to accept her true identity and share it with the world.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

720L

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Legal guardianship; Family member death; Transgender; aunt and uncle raising nephew; death of parents; death of a grandmother; boy to girl; transgender child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

aunt and uncle

LGBTQ+

transgender female

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 Coming of Age
Best of the Best Books, 2014 Fiction for Older Readers
Choices, 2015 Children's Fiction
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 GLBTQ Children and Teens: Fiction
NYC Reads 365, 2015 Ages (7-11)
Rainbow List, 2016 Juvenile Fiction

Keywords

middle school; theatre; drama; school play; extended family; Greek mythology; imagination

Diversity Impact

direct

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