And She Was

And She Was

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When Dara finds her birth certificate, she is puzzled to find two strange names on it, but when her mother, Mellie, reveals that she is transgender and transitioned when Dara's biological mother died soon after Dara's birth, Dara is stunned and angry--and she sets off with her friend Sam, in search of the grandparents she never knew existed (and who may be able to fund her tennis career), and the family secrets she can only guess at.
Publisher: New York :, Point,, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781338150537
1338150537
Branch Call Number: YAFICTION Verdi
Characteristics: 353 pages ; 22 cm

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When Dara finds her birth certificate, she is puzzled to find two strange names on it, but when her mother, Mellie, reveals that she is transgender and transitioned when Dara's biological mother died soon after Dara's birth, Dara is stunned and angry--and she sets off with her friend Sam, in sear... Read More »

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OPL_KrisC Apr 13, 2018

This was a book that I couldn't put down! The main character (Dara Baker) doesn't react very well when she discovers that her mother is actually her birth father and transgender and has hidden this fact from her her whole life. Dara sets off on a road trip with her best friend to learn about an... Read More »


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May 15, 2018

Dara's emails from her mom were the best part of the book. Well done.

OPL_KrisC Apr 13, 2018

This was a book that I couldn't put down! The main character (Dara Baker) doesn't react very well when she discovers that her mother is actually her birth father and transgender and has hidden this fact from her her whole life. Dara sets off on a road trip with her best friend to learn about and find other members of her family. Dara gradually learns more about her mother and why she made the decisions she did through reading emails while on the road trip and comes to understand her mother and her choices. I like how Dara develops from a character not many would probably like at the beginning into a more understanding and empathetic one by the end.

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OPL_KrisC Apr 13, 2018

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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