Jumpstart the World
Alfred A. Knopf
Sixteen-year-old Elle falls in love with Frank, the neighbor who helps her adjust to being on her own in a big city, but learning that he is transgendered turns her world upside-down.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Transgender; single mother; transgender adult; girl to boy
mother and boyfriend
Lambda Literary Award, 2011, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011 Fourteen and Up
Rainbow List, 2011 Young Adult/Crossover Fiction
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014 GLBTQ: Books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queerquestioning, Intersex, Asexual individuals, and Their Allies-Fiction
moving; apartment; mothers and daughters; friendship; next door neighbor; cat; mother dating; acceptance
Hyde, Catherine Ryan, "Jumpstart the World" (2010). Diverse Families. 559.