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Fifteen-year-old Alyx Atlas was raised as a boy, yet she knows something others don’t: she’s a girl. And after her dad dies, it becomes painfully obvious that she must prove it nowto herself and to the world. Born with ambiguous genitalia, Alyx has always felt a little different. But it’s after she sustains a terrible beating behind a 7-Eleven that she and her mother pack up their belongings and move from California to Wisconsin to start a new lifeand Alyx begins over again, this time as a girl.Alyx quickly earns a spot on the girls’ varsity basketball team, and for the first time in her life feels like she fits in. That is, until her prowess on the court proves too much for the jealous, hotheaded Pepper Pitmani, who sets out to uncover Alyx’s secret. A dangerous game of Truth or Dare exposes Alyx’s difference and will disqualify her entire basketball team from competing in the state championships unless Alyx can prove, once and for all, that she is a girl. But will Alyx find the courage to stand up for the truth of her personhood, or will she do what she’s always donerun away? Whatever she decides, she knows there’s much more at stake than a championship win.A finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and for the Foreword Reviews’ INDIE Book of the Yearand with new discussion questions at the end for book groups and classroomsDouble Exposure dares to tackle topics of gender, sexuality, and bullying in an honest and uplifting way.
Number of Pages: 271
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Bridget Birdsall
Street Date: October 11, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-7349
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