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Happy Families

Title

Happy Families

Authors

Tanita S. Davis

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780375869662

Pages

240 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In alternating chapters, sixteen-year-old twins Ysabel and Justin share their conflicted feelings as they struggle to come to terms with their father's decision to dress as a woman.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; transgender adult; boy to girl; cross dressing

Main Character

male teenager; female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

transgender female

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2013 Bank Street College of Education
Rainbow List, 2013 American Library Association

Keywords

brothers and sisters; twins; spring break; debate team; secret life; therapy; change

Diversity Impact

direct

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