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If I Was Your Girl

Title

If I Was Your Girl

Authors

Meredith Russo

Publisher

Flatiron Books

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781250078407

Pages

280 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL770L

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Bisexuality; Transgender; single father; bisexual teenager; transgender teenager; boy to girl

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single father

LGBTQ+

transgender female; bisexual female

Awards

Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature, 2017, Young Adult
Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Goodreads Choice Award, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2017, Winner, Children's (Young Adult Literature)
Thumbs Up! Award, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult Literature
Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children's Literature, 2017, Honor Book, Children's Literature
Best Books for Teens, 2016
Best of the Best Books, 2016 Teen Fiction
Best Young Adult Books, 2016
Booklist Editors' Choice: Audio for Youth, 2016
Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2017 Fiction
Booklist Top 10 Quick Picks, 2017
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2016 Young Adult
Rainbow List, 2017 Young Adult Fiction
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017 Young Adult Fiction
YALSA Teens' Top Ten, 2017 Teen

Keywords

gender identity; bullying; social issues; high school; prom; friendship; homophobia; secrets

Diversity Impact

direct

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