Amy Ellis Nutt won the Pulitzer Prize in 2011. In her very capable hands, she puts the reader inside the household of the Maines family and their identical boy twins. A very mainstream American family must struggle, transform, persevere in a landmark discrimination case. A fascinating true story about a courageous girl.
“A transgender girl’s coming-of-age saga, an exploration of the budding science of gender identity, a civil rights time capsule, a tear-jerking legal drama and, perhaps most of all, an education about what can happen when a child doesn’t turn out as his or her parents expected—and they’re forced to either shut their eyes and hearts or see everything differently.”—Time
“[An] exceptional chronicle . . . ‘Stories move the walls that need to be moved,’ Nicole told her father last year. In telling Nicole’s story and those of her brother and parents luminously, and with great compassion and intelligence, that is exactly what Amy Ellis Nutt has done here.”—Sue Halpern, The Washington Post