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My Brother's Name is Jessica

John Boyne



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19 May 2020
Children's & Educational; Family & home stories (Children's&YA); Humorous stories (Children's&YA); School stories (Children's&YA); Personal & social issues: sexuality & relationships (Children's&YA)
Sam has known his sister Jessica all his life. Tonight is the first time they're going to meet.

Sam Waver has always been a loner- bullied, struggling at school, with parents who have very little time for him. The one person he has always been able to rely on is his beloved older sibling - but when they announce that they are transitioning, Sam's life is thrown upside down. He's convinced nothing will ever be the same again - but as Sam is about to discover, nothing is more constant than love.
By:   John Boyne
Imprint:   Puffin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   181g
ISBN:   9780241376164
ISBN 10:   0241376165
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   19 May 2020
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

John Boyne is an Irish author of eleven novels for adults, five for young readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning and bestselling book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John's other novels have been widely praised and are international bestsellers.

Reviews for My Brother's Name is Jessica

It's all sorts of amazing * TOTP * John Boyne adds his deft sensitivity to the complex topic of transgenderism * Image Magazine * A sincere and very readable attempt to educate young people about the trans experience and foster acceptance * Sunday Business Post * John Boyne made his name with The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas and he's on stellar form in My Brother's Name is Jessica. A sensitively written and timely tale. * Daily Express * ...this poignant and disarming story is full of heart * Attitude Magazine * Both funny and moving... this is a must-read for all ages * Irish Independent * Outstanding * Irish Examiner *

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