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The Art of Being Normal

Title

The Art of Being Normal

Authors

Lisa Williamson

Publisher

Farrar Straus Giroux

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780374302375

Pages

344 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

David Piper, always an outsider, forms an unlikely friendship with Leo Denton who, from the first day at his new school wants only to be invisible, but when David's deepest secret gets out, that he wants to be a girl, things get very messy for both of them.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

770L

Topic

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

Main Character

boy to girl

Family Formation

transgender child

LGBTQ+

boy to girl transgender

Awards

Branford Boase Award, 2016 Shortlist United Kingdom

Keywords

secrecy; friendship in adolescence; high school

Diversity Impact

direct

The Art of Being Normal

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