*Named a Rainbow Book List Title and one of Bank Street Children's Best Books of the Year*
A trans teen walks the fine line between doing whatever it takes for his acting dream and staying true to himself in this moving, thought-provoking YA novel from the acclaimed author of Stay Gold.
Aspiring actor August Greene just landed a coveted spot at the prestigious School of Performing Arts in New York. There's only one problem: His conservative parents won't accept that he's transgender. And to stay with his aunt in the city, August must promise them he won't transition.
August is convinced he can play the part his parents want while acting cool and confident in the company of his talented new friends.
But who is August when the lights go down? And where will he turn when the roles start hitting a little too close to home?
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.50h x 6.00w x 1.10d
Audience: Young Adult
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2021
School Library Journal 09/01/2021 pg. 105
Publishers Weekly 08/30/2021
Booklist 10/01/2021 pg. 60
About the Author
McSmith, Tobly: -
Tobly McSmith is the co-creator/writer of seven somewhat successful musical parodies, including Friends! The Musical Parody. Tobly was born in Texas. He now lives in New York City with his two cats, Buster and Bananas McSmith. Tobly is proud to be transgender.
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