Jamie (A Novel) (Paperback)

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Jamie (A Novel) (Paperback)


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There's a place for everyone, you've just got to find it. Jamie is a beautiful and uplifting story about how to make your own place in a world that doesn't think you fit.

"Excels at being educational without sacrificing charm, humor, or excitement." Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Essential addition to the growing cannon of queer literature for young people. For readers who enjoy Alex Gino, Kyle Lukoff, or A. J. Sass." Booklist

Jamie Rambeau is a happy 11-year-old, nonbinary kid who loves hanging out with their two best friends, Daisy and Ash. But when the trio find out that their local middle schools separate into a school for boys and a school for girls, their friendship suddenly seems at risk. And when Jamie realizes no one has thought about where they are going to go, they decide to take matters into their own hands.

As the friends' efforts to raise awareness eventually become a rooftop protest against the binary rules for the local schools, Jamie realizes that if they don't figure out a way forward, they could lose both their friends forever.

Published in partnership with media advocacy organization GLAAD, this empowering book positively represents LGBTQ families.
L. D. Lapinski is the best-selling author of Jamie, Stepfather Christmas, and the Strangeworlds Travel Agency series, including Adventure in the Floating Mountains, which was a 2023 World Book Day title in the UK.

L. D.'s books are published around the world in fifteen languages, and each book in the Strangeworlds trilogy has been awarded a Kirkus star--one of the most coveted designations in the book industry, marking books of exceptional merit.​

L. D. Lapinski lives just outside Sherwood Forest with their family, a lot of books, and a cat called Hector. L. D. first wrote a book at age seven; it was made of lined paper and Sellotape, and it was about a frog who owned an airplane. When L. D. grows up, they want to be a free-range guinea pig farmer.​

Product Details ISBN: 9781499816808
ISBN-10: 1499816804
Publisher: Yellow Jacket
Publication Date: May 28th, 2024
Pages: 240
Language: English
Excels at being educational without sacrificing charm, humor, or excitement.
— Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

Essential addition to the growing cannon of queer literature for young people. For readers who enjoy Alex Gino, Kyle Lukoff, or A. J. Sass.
— Booklist

In the warm novel Jamie, a student who's marginalized at school remains unapologetic about their gender identity, fighting to gain recognition.
— Foreword

A sensitive, moving 9+ story about fighting for acceptance and change.
— Imogen Russell Williams

An inspirational story of a young person finding the strength and resilience to be exactly who they are when faced with a difficult choice.
— Emma Dunn and Helen Symington

Centred around heart-warming characters, Jamie is an absolute must-read for young LGBTQ+ kids.
— Zoya Raza-Sheikh

Thought-provoking, funny and sweet, this is a great book about school, family and sticking up for yourself.
— Sarah Webb

Nothing meaningful was ever won without protest - and allies.
— Kitty Empire