If I Was your GirlBook - 2016
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2017 Stonewall Book Award for Children's and Young Adult literature; 2017 Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children's Literature.
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Amanda Hardy’s start at a new school is going well: she finds some friends, and a boy who shows interest in her. However, Amanda doesn’t necessarily want to be noticed.
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From the Author's Note: “It’s okay if you’re different from Amanda. She isn’t real, and you are.”
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Looking for a fresh start, Amanda Hardy transfers to Lambertville High, going to live with her estranged father for the first time since her parents’ divorce. She plans to keep her head down, blend in, and finish her senior year of high school. Then she wants to move up north for university, and hopefully escape some of the prejudice and fear that drove her out of her school in Atlanta, where everyone knew that Amanda had recently transitioned. But when she meets and falls for Grant, her plans to lie low in Lambertville become a lot more complicated. She wants Grant to accept all of her, including her history, but coming out in Lambertville may be even riskier than it was in Atlanta.