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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

Lexile Measure

680L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Transgender; Mental illness; transgender teenager; boy to girl; bipolar disorder

Main Character

male teenager; female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

transgender female

Awards

Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature, 2017, Middle Grade
Cochecho Readers' Award, 2016, Chapter Book
Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
Goodreads Choice Award, 2016, Nominee, Middle Grade
Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, 2017, Winner, Juvenile Book
Southern Book Prize, 2017, Winner, Juvenile Book
Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2016 Age (9-12)
Amazon Editors' Picks: Top 20 Children's Books, 2016 Ages 9-12
Best Books for Kids, 2016 Fiction
Best of the Best Books, 2016 Fiction for Older Readers
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2016
Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2017 Fiction
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2017 Ages (10-14)
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2016 Stories for Older Readers
NPR's Book Concierge, 2016 Kids' Book
Rainbow List, 2017 Middle Early Young Adult Fiction
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

friendship; new school; Florida; puberty; bullying; middle school; basketball; medication

Diversity Impact

direct

Lily and Dunkin


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