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Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky

Book Summary

This story is about a boy who was adopted by his aunt and uncle after his parents died when he was young, and his growing awareness that he identifies as a female person.
Gracefully Grayson book cover
Gracefully Grayson

Book Review

There aren't many middle-grade books about this topic, and the treatment here is respectful and thoughtful. The family responses (reluctance, support, worry, protectivism, judgment) are well-handled. I wanted to see more about what happened after the book ended.

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Bullying; Intolerance; Prejudice
  • Gender Identity
  • Opening Minds; Changing Perspectives
  • Adoption
  • Peer and Family Relationships
  • Finding Your Voice

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

**Questions coming soon**

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