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Kanakia, Naomi - Just Happy to Be Here

Kanakia, Naomi - Just Happy to Be Here

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In this captivating new YA novel, Naomi Kanakia delves into the life of Tara, a transgender girl navigating her identity at an all-girls school. Tara dreams of fitting in and being treated like any other student, but her path is filled with challenges and obstacles. When she decides to join the Sibyls, an established sisterhood at the school, she becomes the center of a heated debate about gender identity and inclusion.

Blurb:

Tara, the first openly transgender girl at Ainsley Academy, faces a unique set of challenges as she navigates her identity and desires for acceptance in a traditional all-girls school. Determined to be treated like any other student, she decides to join the esteemed Sibyls, an exclusive sisterhood with a long-standing tradition. However, her decision ignites a firestorm of controversy, as she finds herself at the center of a debate about gender identity and inclusion.

LGBT Themes:

Just Happy to Be Here explores themes of identity, acceptance, and the power of self-expression. It's a story that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like they don't quite fit in or who has had to fight for their right to be themselves.

Relevant Tags:

  • LGBT fiction
  • Coming-of-age
  • Teenage literature
  • Identity
  • Acceptance
  • Self-expression

Awards & Recognition:

Just Happy to Be Here has been praised by critics for its authentic portrayal of the transgender experience and its positive message of acceptance and understanding.

Title: Just Happy to Be Here

Author: Naomi Kanakia

Genre: Young adult fiction, LGBT fiction, contemporary literature

Pages: 462 grams

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc.

Release Date: 2024

Weight: 350 grams

Size: 15.24 x 2.54 x 22.23 cm

ISBN: 9780063216570

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