A Girlhood: Letter to My Transgender Daughter (Hardcover)
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This book has profoundly changed me and my perspective — as a parent, a friend, a citizen, and an advocate. No matter how accepting we might consider ourselves, this mother's story of raising a transgender child points out our blind spots, because we all have them. With honesty and so much love, Carolyn Hays shares her family's journey as they first reach their own understanding of their child's gender identity and then navigate a world that won't always understand, even when it's attempting. A Girlhood is addressed to her daughter, but it speaks volumes to the rest of us about gender, community, and love. Required reading for anyone and everyone.
—Lady, Snail owner
About the Author
Carolyn Hays is an award-winning, critically acclaimed, bestselling author who has chosen to publish to A Girlhood: Letter to My Transgender Daughter under a pen name to protect the privacy of her family. Her novels have been published by Hachette, Simon and Schuster, and HarperCollins; her books are also widely translated. A Girlhood will have four overseas editions, including those by Picador UK and Flammarion in France. Her past books have been listed as New York Times Notable Books of the Year and Kirkus's Best Fiction of the Year, and she's written for National Public Radio and the Washington Post. www.carolynhays.com