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1423185277 03 02 1423185277 03 9781423185277 15 9781423185277 14 09781423185277 01 BB <b202>01</b202> <b203>Gracefully Grayson</b203> 15 9781423185277 A01 Ami Polonsky Polonsky, Ami Ami Polonsky 01 eng 256 JUV039020 10 JUV039140 10 JUV039060 02 11 03 5 04 9 18 03 10 04 14 01 "Tenderly and courageously told, Gracefully Grayson is a small miracle of a book. Its story is so compelling I found myself holding my breath as I read it and so intimate I felt as if what was happening to Grayson was happening to me. Thank you, Ami Polonsky, for creating this memorable character who will open hearts and minds and very possibly be the miracle that changes lives." -James Howe, award-winning and best-selling author of The Misfits

What if who you are on the outside doesn't match who you are on the inside?

Grayson Sender has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: "he" is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender's body. The weight of this secret is crushing, but sharing it would mean facing ridicule, scorn, rejection, or worse. Despite the risks, Grayson's true self itches to break free. Will new strength from an unexpected friendship and a caring teacher's wisdom be enough to help Grayson step into the spotlight she was born to inhabit?

Debut author Ami Polonsky's moving, beautifully-written novel about identity, self-esteem, and friendship shines with the strength of a young person's spirit and the enduring power of acceptance.

More advance praise for Gracefully Grayson

"Don't be intimidated when I say that Gracefully Grayson is an important book. (It is.) It's also a brave, exhilarating, heart-stopping, roller-coaster ride of self-discovery that will leave you cheering."
-Dean Pitchford, Oscar-winning songwriter and award-winning author of Captain Nobody and Nickel Bay Nick]]


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Transgender people -- Fiction.
Middle schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Theater -- Fiction.
Self-acceptance -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.