The ABC's of LGBT+

Author: Ashley Mardell

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633534081

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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Are you seeking a deeper understanding of gender identity and sexual identity? The ABCs of LGBT+ is a #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity and sexual identity. In The ABCs of LGBT+, Ashley Mardell, a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers many of your questions about: - sexual identity - teens in a binary world - the LGBT family - and more The 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights. In the last few years the overturning of DOMA, the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding. In a world full of LGBT questions, Mardell’s The ABC’s of LGBT+ has the answers. We are living in a post-binary world where gender fluency and awareness of gender identity and a real understanding of our LGBT family is essential. Ashley Mardell, one of the most trusted voices on YouTube, presents a detailed look at all things LGBT+ in this remarkable book. Along with in-depth definitions, personal anecdotes, helpful infographics, resources, and more; Mardell’s LGBT book is proof it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding. In Mardell’s own words, "This book is also for allies and LGBT+ people simply looking to pack in some extra knowledge… a critical part of acceptance. Learning about new identities broadens our understanding of humanity, heightens our empathy, and allows us different, valuable perspectives.”
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The ABC's of Lgbt

Understanding and Embracing Your Identity

Author: Ashley Mardell

Publisher: Mango

ISBN: 9781633534094

Category: Self-Help

Page: 170

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About 3.5% of the 2015 U.S. population identifies as being part of the LGBT community. This is NOT a celebrity book, but no doubt the notoriety of Caitlyn Jenner has propelled the issue to the forefront of media. A book of great insightfulness and self-evaluation and direction on how to deal with the issues confronting those who want to embrace their true self without fear of alienation of friends and families or not sharing who they are for fear of reprisal. Ashley lived this, and came out stronger than she ever thought imaginable, so while it has elements of memoir, it is very much a self-help title.
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Side by Side

On Having a Gay or Lesbian Sibling

Author: Andrew Gottlieb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317712676

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 1955

How would you react if your brother or sister came out to you? “I'm proud to have been the first to know.” “My conservative upbringing contributed to the notion that John’s behavior was sinful. The first thought I had about it was that my brother had somehow been misdirected, involving himself in the wrong crowd. How could he be gay? I was convinced we all had to help him overcome this problem. I equated being gay with having a mental disorder and thought maybe we should send him to a therapist.” “I love Beth very much. I am proud of her, thankful for her, and can’t imagine life without her.” In this first-of-its-kind book, Andrew Gottlieb, the author of Out of the Twilight: Fathers of Gay Men Speak and Sons Talk About Their Gay Fathers: Life Curves, continues his landmark exploration at the intersection of sexuality and family studies. Here he turns his thoughtful gaze to the powerful bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood to address questions such as: How are we affected by the knowledge that a sibling feels same-sex attraction, and how does that knowledge impact on our relationships with our brother or sister? How do brothers and sisters of gay/lesbian people cope with stigma and homophobia? What if there’s already a non-heterosexual sibling in the family—how does he or she react when another sibling comes out? Do each of their roles change? “Besides the fact that Lee didn’t conform to my notion of what a lesbian was (I, of course, always looked and acted the part), I wondered how this would affect my role as ’the lesbian of the family.’ . . . Would this rock the boat? Would two lesbians in the family be one lesbian too many?” In their own words, 18 men and women share their thoughts and feelings about their gay brothers and sisters. What they have to say is revealing—about themselves, about the nature of sibling relationships, and about their role as peacemakers. Gay men and lesbian women often disclose their sexuality to their siblings before anyone else in their families. Side by Side examines the impact of a brother or sister coming out and of the way that a gay person’s siblings are sometimes placed in the position of being a social/moral bridge between the generations. “Clearly Tina has been a major force in my life, and it doesn’t just end with me. My three children and husband have all learned by Tina’s example; we all do what we can to bring fairness and equality to everyone. With a smile on my face, I occasionally say to Tina, ’Look what you’ve done to me!’ Without her, I would never be where I am or who I am.” The contributors to Side by Side come from varying religious and economic backgrounds. In plain language that is easily accessible to most adolescents and adults, they candidly relate the experience of what it was like to find out about their sibling’s homosexuality and how that knowledge affected them over time. Some of their perspectives may surprise you. Many will move you. You’ll also find a list of suggested readings and a list of organizations offering support and information for siblings of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
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A is for Activist

Author: Innosanto Nagara

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609805402

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

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“Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds—full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike.”—Occupy Wall Street A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books. From the Board edition.
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Sexuality and Gender for Mental Health Professionals

A Practical Guide

Author: Christina Richards,Meg Barker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293130

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Questions of sexuality and gender affect everyone and therefore have an inevitable relevance in the consulting room. Yet with interpretations and manifestations of both varying greatly from person to person, understanding the inherent complexities of sexuality and gender can be a daunting task for the health professional. Breaking down these complexities this practical guide familiarises the reader with all of the common and many of the less common sexualities, genders and relationship forms, and explains experiences and issues relating to each. The book contains: -Explanations of various forms of sexuality, gender and relationship structures -Common concerns relating to specific groups -Key practises relating to specific groups -The treatment of specific groups in contemporary Western society -Details of some rules and ideals that are commonly found within specific groups -Suggestions for professional practice with these groups Ideal for all members of the multidisciplinary team, this accessible book is relevant to practitioners across theoretical backgrounds. Whether you are a trainee or qualified psychotherapist, counsellor, nurse, medic, psychiatrist, social worker or applied psychologist, this is a vital text for your professional practice. CHRISTINA RICHARDS is Senior Specialist Psychology Associate at the West London Mental Health NHS Trust (Charing Cross) Gender Identity Clinic. MEG BARKER is a senior lecturer in psychology at the Open University and a sex and relationship therapist.
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Outing Yourself

How to Come Out to Your Family, Your Friends, and Your Coworkers

Author: Michelangelo Signorile

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307822729

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 5664

From the author of Queer in America comes a complete, step-by-step guide to coming out of the closet--the first coming-out guide to the '90s. Signorile's pull-no-punches style gives this book a Susan Powter-ish Stop the Insanity! approach to a difficult and often mishandled experience.
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The ABC's of Transgender

Keys to a Deeper Understanding of Gender Identity and Sexual Identity

Author: Lauren A. Mcmann

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978489998

Category:

Page: 44

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Are you seeking a deeper understanding of gender identity and sexual identity? The ABC's of Transgender is a valuable book for transgenders, their families, friends and the general public. In a world that suffers from intolerance and discrimination, every bit of information about being a transgender is well written in this book. Being a transgender is a reality that is slowly, but surely, being understood. The term "transgender" may be relatively young, but gender dysphoria may have existed since ancient times. Only in more recent years has transgender been identified, studied, and most importantly, labeled. Transgender people fight an uphill battle in a world that may not yet be fully ready for their acceptance. However, with information available in this book, the battle may prove to be victorious both for those who are transgender - through acceptance - and those who are not - through understanding. In the ABC's of Transgender, Lauren McMann, answers many of your questions aboutgender identity, the transgender relationships, roles of the media in the life of a transgender, Gays, Lesbians & Bisexuals and lots more. Tags:LGBT, transgender, lgbt free kindle books, lgbt romance, lgbt fiction, lgbt kindle books, lgbt mystery, lgbt free books, lgbt romance paranormal, lgbt suspense, lgbt detective, lgbt books, ransgender study, the transgender studies reader, transfeminist perspectives in and beyond transgender and gender studies, transgender communication studies, transgender history Susan Stryker, transgender, intersex, and biblical interpretation Teresa J. Hornsby, Deryn Guest, the man who trained me-book one Tish Mellon, transgender Felix Conrad, the rules do not apply Ariel Levy, understanding gender dysphoria Mark A. Yarhouse, the bible and the transgender experience Linda Tatro Herzer, becoming nicole Amy Ellis Nutt, to my trans sisters, far from the tree Andrew Solomon, transgender 101 Nicholas M Teich, you and your gender identity, america's women Gail Collins, transgender before and after transgender surgery survival guide for, transitions of the heart Rachel Pepper, warrior princess Kristin Beck, port of departure Karin Bishop, top ten fashion mistakes by crossdressers and how to Tasi Zuriack, my transvestite addictions Jack A. Shelia, transgender complete Joanne Borden, invisible chains Lisa Aronson Fontes, a guide to gender Sam Killermann, self-made man Norah Vincent, gender hurts Sheila Jeffreys, first year out, we should all be feminists Chimamanda Ngozi..., what women want when they test men Bruce Bryans, men are from mars, women are from venus John Gray, inferior Angela Saini, what women want in a man Bruce Bryans, the art of manliness Brett McKay, the male brain Louann Brizendine, how to get a man without getting played Bruce Bryans, stand by your manhood, the way of men Jack Donovan, the mask of masculinity Lewis Howes, the chalice and the blade, dear ijeawele, or a feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions Chimamanda Ngozi..., dating deal breakers that drive men away Bruce Bryans, the way of the superior man David Deida, what men won't tell you Ryan Thant, cheap sex Mark Regnerus, the game Neil Strauss, true gentlemen, lesbian firsts Alexandra del Torre, best lesbian erotica of the year Sacchi Green, the abc's of lgbt+ Ashley Mardell, zami, sister outsider Audre Lorde, lesbian athletes in love Alexandra del Torre, why be happy when you could be normal? Jeanette Winterson, this is a book for parents of gay kids Dannielle Owens-Reid, stonewall David Carter, you can't buy love like that, aimee & jaguar Erica Fischer, switching teams Dawn Elizabeth Waters, the gay revolution Lillian Faderman, writing ourselves whole, the lesbian sex haiku book Anna Pulley, gay berlin Robert Beachy, a queer history of the united states Michael Bronski, welcome to fairyland, take this man, angels in america Tony Kushner, money, murder, and dominick dunne
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The Great Mirror of Male Love

Author: Saikaku Ihara

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804718950

Category: Fiction

Page: 371

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Winner of the 1990 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature. ---------- "A welcome opportunity for wider comparison of the literary traditions and sexual conventions of Japanese and Euro-American cultures."--Journal of Japanese Studies
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ABC

A Family Alphabet Book

Author: Bobbie Combs

Publisher: Bobbie Combs

ISBN: 9780967446813

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7573

Teaches young children the alphabet as well as illustrating different kinds of families.
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Unconditional

A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child

Author: Telaina Eriksen

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633535169

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 3407

Parents of LGBT Children. Looking for LGBTQ books that offer guidance on providing loving support to your LGBT child? Parents of LGBT children guide: Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child" provides parents of a LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning) child with a framework for helping their LGBTQ child navigate through a world that isn’t always welcoming. Author Telaina Eriksen, a professor at Michigan State University and the mother of a gay daughter, explains what she and her husband have learned through experience, including how to: • deal with gay children coming out • confront bullying of gay children • become an advocate for gay children • and, build a support system in a gay family Gender and sexuality ─ Eriksen also covers the science on gender and sexuality and how to help a transgender child through the various stages of development. Throughout the book parents and kids who have been there, share their stories. She also directs gay family parents to various resources online to help them. LGBTQ parents will learn... • How to help their child navigate locker rooms, sleepovers, proms, etc. • When to involve the police or school administration when it comes to bullying • How to advocate for local, state and national policies that protect your child • Ways to educate well-meaning, but misguided extended family members • How to help start a Gay-Straight Alliance at your child’s school • Strategies for keeping your child talking after he or she comes out • Signs of unhealthy relationships • When to consider therapy for your child and/or your family • How to find an LGBTQ-friendly community (including inclusive churches)
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Kaleidoscope Song

Author: Fox Benwell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481477676

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 416

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In Khayelitsha, South Africa, Neo's passion for music leads her to her first love--Tale, the female lead singer of a local band--and an internship at the local radio station, and both experiences teach Neo about the risks and rewards of using her own voice to empower others.
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Gay & Lesbian History for Kids

The Century-Long Struggle for LGBT Rights, with 21 Activities

Author: Jerome Pohlen

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613730853

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Part of the popular For Kids series, this book puts the historic struggle for LGBT equality into perspective Given today's news, it would be easy to get the impression that the campaign for LGBT equality is a recent development, but it is only the final act in a struggle that started more than a century ago. This timely resource helps put recent events into context for kids ages nine and up. After a brief history up to 1900, each chapter discusses an era in the struggle for LGBT civil rights from the 1920s to today. The history is told through personal stories and firsthand accounts of the movement's key events like the 1950s "Lavender Scare," the Stonewall Inn uprising, and the AIDS crisis. Readers will learn about civil rights mavericks, like Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, founder of the first gay rights organization; Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, who turned the Daughters of Bilitis from a lesbian social club into a powerhouse for LGBT freedom; and Harvey Milk, the first out candidate to win a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Also chronicled are the historic contributions of famous LGBT individuals, and 21 activities enliven the history. Kids can write a free verse poem like Walt Whitman, learn the Madison line dance, design an AIDS quilt panel, and write a song parody to learn about the spirited ways in which the LGBT community has pushed for positive social change.
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Suicide Notes

Author: Michael Thomas Ford

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062043078

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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I'm not crazy. I don't see what the big deal is about what happened. But apparently someone does think it's a big deal because here I am. I bet it was my mother. She always overreacts. Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year's Day to find himself in the hospital. Make that the psychiatric ward. With the nutjobs. Clearly, this is all a huge mistake. Forget about the bandages on his wrists and the notes on his chart. Forget about his problems with his best friend, Allie, and her boyfriend, Burke. Jeff's perfectly fine, perfectly normal, not like the other kids in the hospital with him. Now they've got problems. But a funny thing happens as his forty-five-day sentence drags on—the crazies start to seem less crazy. Compelling, witty, and refreshingly real, Suicide Notes is a darkly humorous novel from award-winning author Michael Thomas Ford that examines that fuzzy line between "normal" and the rest of us.
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The Fate of Gender

Nature, Nurture, and the Human Future

Author: Frank Browning

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620406217

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Frank Browning takes us into human gender geographies around the world, from gender-neutral kindergartens in Chicago and Oslo to women's masturbation classes in Shanghai, from conservative Catholics in Paris fearful of God and Nature to transsexual Mormon parents in Utah. As he shares specific and engaging human stories, he also elucidates the neuroscience that distinguishes male and female biology, shows us how all parents' brains change during the first weeks of parenthood, and finally how men's and women's responses to age differ worldwide based not on biology but on their earlier life habits. Starting with Simone de Beauvoir's world-famous observation that one is not born a woman but instead becomes a woman, Browning goes on to show equally that no one is born a man but learns how to perform as a man, and that there is no fixed way of being masculine or feminine. Increasingly, the categories of "male" and "female" and even "gay" and "straight" seem old-fashioned and reductive. Just visible on the horizon is a world of gender and sexual fluidity that will remake our world in fundamental ways. Linking science to culture and behavior, and delving into the lives of individuals challenging historic notions, Browning questions the traditional division of Nature vs. Nurture in everything from plant science to sexual expression, arguing in the end that life consists of an endless waltz between these two ancient notions.
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Beyond Magenta

Transgender Teens Speak Out

Author: Susan Kuklin

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763656119

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 182

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Shares insights into the teen transgender experience, tracing six individual's emotional and physical journey as it was shaped by family dynamics, living situations, and the transition each teen made during the personal journey.
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Boy Meets Boy

Author: David Levithan

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307482440

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance. When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right. This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.
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Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

Author: Cordelia Fine

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393340244

Category: Psychology

Page: 338

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Using findings from the latest information in developmental psychology, neuroscience and education, this book debunks the assumed differences between male and female brain function and reveals the brain's remarkable plasticity and the influence of culture on identity. Reprint.
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The Future We Want

Radical Ideas for the New Century

Author: Sarah Leonard,Bhaskar Sunkara

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 0805098305

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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A stirring blueprint for American equality, from the "breakout stars" (The New York Times) of the young new left Democrat, Republican -- the list of presidential candidates confirms that business is proceeding pretty much as usual. The Future We Want proposes something different. In a sharp, rousing collective manifesto, ten young cultural and political critics dismantle the usual liberal solutions to America's ills and propose a pragmatic alternative. What would finance look like without Wall Street? Or the workplace with responsibility shared by the entire workforce? From a campaign to limit work hours, to a program for full employment, to proposals for a new feminism, The Future We Want has the courage to think of alternatives that are both utopian and possible. Brilliantly clear and provocative, The Future We Want -- edited by Jacobin magazine founder Bhaskar Sunkara and the Nation's Sarah Leonard -- harnesses the energy and creativity of an angry generation and announces the arrival of a new political left that not only protests but plans.
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The Gift of Caring

Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare

Author: M. Cottrell S. Houle,M. D. M. P. H. Eckstrom

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1630760986

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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The desire to help our elders navigate health issues is clear and universal—how to assure proper care and a good ending is not. Combining adroit storytelling skills with expert advice, The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare brings the reader into all-too-familiar scenarios facing our aging parents and offers answers to questions we may not know to ask until it’s too late. Author and biologist Marcy Houle shares her personal journey of caring for her father, a surgeon, who developed Alzheimer’s, and later her mother, who succumbed to other medical conditions. Like many children of aging parents, Marcy often felt powerless traveling this sad trajectory—watching them fall through the cracks of a fragmented and confusing healthcare system, where professionals often wrote off their symptoms as “just old age.” Not having the understanding of the changes that come with aging, she was led to believe there was nothing she could do to help. The tragic secret? According to coauthor and geriatrics physician Elizabeth Eckstrom, these symptoms frequently are not “just old age.” Rather, the problem is that the current healthcare delivery model for older people is ill-equipped to provide the comprehensive, person-centered care seniors need. Today, thousands of aging people face unnecessary suffering, hospitalizations, nursing home stays, and even death due to complications that could have been prevented or treated. Even more troubling, many healthcare professionals have had little or no training in the care of older adults. The Gift of Caring reveals these pitfalls and provides families with tools they can use to avoid them. Interspersed with every few chapters of Marcy’s riveting story, Dr. Eckstrom shares professional medical insights, compiled from the latest research, into what Marcy could have done to safeguard her parents. She shows us how to navigate the system, how we can become our loved one’s best advocate, and what we need to know to achieve healthy aging and meaningful, compassionate final years. Honest, at times humorous, and ultimately uplifting, The Gift of Caring sheds new light on aging from twin perspectives: a story of a daughter desperately seeking help for the parents she loves, and a geriatrician who gives us the knowledge we need to insist upon a better way.
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George (Scholastic Gold)

Author: Alex Gino

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545812585

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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A bright, bold debut about a girl who happens to have been born a boy, but refuses to let that stand in the way of her dream.
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