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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

"Imagine you're a kid. And, growing up, the only example of a gay person you know of is Steve Carell's character in Little Miss Sunshine. You don't even know that girls can be gay too. That was me growing up in Kentucky. As a bisexual woman, I didn't acknowledge this part of myself until a year ago because it had been so repressed in me. If I had seen one example of a gay character who was a girl, my life would've been different. I wish I had this book when I was 10. It's not a gay book, it's a book with a main character who is gay. Don't put this book in a box. It could free your kid from the box you might not even know they're in."

Audrey S.

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Author Ashley Herring Blake
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date 2018-03-06
Section Children's (8 - 12) / All Staff Suggestions / Suggestions for Kids / Audrey S.
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9780316515467

In the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish. When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm--and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing. Mysteriously, Ivy's drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks--and hopes--that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings? Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World exquisitely enriches the rare category of female middle-grade characters who like girls--and children's literature at large.

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