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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 192
Themes: LGBTQI2S, trans girl, love, romance, friendship
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 15/Sep/2020
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July 2020 - Toronto ON — Ciel is excited to start high school. A gender non-conforming trans kid, Ciel has a YouTube channel and dreams of getting a better camera to really make their mark. Ciel can always rely on their best friend, Stephie, a trans girl who also happens to be a huge nerd. But their friendship begins to feel distant when Stephie makes it clear she wants the fact that she’s trans to be less visible now that they’re in high school. While navigating this new dynamic with Stephie, Ciel is also trying to make a long-distance relationship work with their boyfriend Eiríkur, who just moved back to Iceland. Add to the mix a cute swim star named Liam, and Ciel’s life is becoming more complicated by the minute!

"This charming novel depicts a realistic slice of life as a nonbinary teen." - Kirkus Reviews

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This charming novel depicts a realistic slice of life as a nonbinary teen.

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OLA Best Bets  | 2021 | Long-listed
Tinlids: Maria Recommends - Fall 2020 Children's Here is a list of my favourite new books for this fall. The best of the best! Picture books, easy novels, Jr fiction, intermediate fiction, graphic novels and non-fiction. https://tinlids.ca/post?p=2020100117475138&t=list | 2020 | Commended

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