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LILY AND DUNKIN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gephart
Author's First Name: 
Donna
Publisher: 
Penguin (Delacorte /Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

A chance encounter, coffee, and a beloved tree bring together Lily (born Timothy) and Dunkin (Lily’s nickname for new-in-town Norman), both grappling with inner struggles their exteriors belie. A tender introduction to mental health struggles and transgender identity, this dual narrative tackles weighty issues with humor and heart. The strong audio rendition holds much appeal as an alternate format for this sensitive story.

GEORGE

George
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gino
Author's First Name: 
Alex
Publisher: 
Scholastic Press
Publication Date: 
2015

 Fourth-grader Melissa is a girl, but her family, friends, and school community know her as George, a boy. The third-person narrator’s use of feminine pronouns throughout lends a tone of authenticity and compassion to Melissa’s coming out experience.

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