From Ginny Rorby, the author of Hurt Go Happy, winner of ALA’s Schneider Family Book Award, comes Freeing Finch, the inspiring story of a transgender girl and a stray dog who overcome adversity to find love, home, and a place to belong.
When her father leaves and her mother passes away soon afterward, Finch can’t help feeling abandoned. Now she’s stuck living with her stepfather and his new wife. They’re mostly nice, but they don’t believe the one true thing Finch knows about herself: that she’s a girl, even though she was born in a boy’s body.
Thankfully, she has Maddy, a neighbor and animal rescuer who accepts her for who she is. Finch helps Maddy care for a menagerie of lost and lonely creatures, including a scared, stray dog who needs a family and home as much as she does. As she earns the dog’s trust, Finch realizes she must also learn to trust the people in her lifeeven if they are the last people she expected to love her and help her to be true to herself.
|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
GINNY RORBY is the author of many award-winning books for young readers, including Hurt Go Happy, Dolphin Sky, and How to Speak Dolphin. She holds an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Miami and an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. She now lives in Fort Bragg, California with several animal companions, including a parrot, cats, and a bat that visits her every winter and roosts in her bathroom. Her goal is to write books that connect children to the natural world.