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.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family Relationships; Transgender; Single parent; girl to boy transgender; single mother; mother dating
mother and boyfriend
girl to boy transgender
Best Children's Books of the Year,2011 Bank Street College of Education
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults,2014 YALSA-ALA
Sequoyah Book Award, 2012-2013
Lambda Literary Award, 2011 Finalist United States
moving; apartment; mothers and daughters; friendship; next door neighbor; cat
Hyde, Catherine Ryan, "Jumpstart the World" (2010). DIVerse Families. 559.