BookWoman BookGroup Discussion: Becoming Nicole

BookWoman BookGroup Discussion
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family 
by Amy Ellis Nutt

The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family's extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning science reporter for The Washington Post.

The Maines were a middle-class, hard-working, politically conservative New England couple whose lives felt complete when they adopted identical twin sons. As toddlers, Jonas was the son Kelly and Wayne Maines expected, but Wyatt was only interested in girls' clothes and toys. By age five, this conflict was tearing Wyatt--and the family--apart. Today, Wyatt is Nicole. She and Jonas are now graduating from high school. This is the story of a journey that could have destroyed a family, but instead united them. It's the story of a mother whose instincts told her her child needed love and help. It's the story of a Republican, NRA-member father who overcame confusion and fear to become a vocal advocate of trans rights. It's the story of a brother who always loved and accepted his sister. And, especially, it's the story of a young girl who found the courage to be herself.

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Event date: 
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812995435
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade - June 7th, 2016