Nothing Ever Happens Here (Paperback)Sarah Hagger-Holt (author)
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Approaching issues of gender and sexuality with a fresh, vibrant slant, Nothing Ever Happens Here focuses on the fallout from Izzy’s father coming out as a trans woman. Handled with sensitivity and refreshing humour, Hagger-Holt’s debut children’s novel is a tribute to inclusivity and acceptance that speaks brilliantly effectively to a vitally important topic.
"This is Littlehaven. Nothing ever happens here. Until the spotlight hits my family."
Izzy's family is under the spotlight when her dad comes out as Danielle, a trans woman. Izzy is terrified her family will be torn apart. Will she lose her dad? Will her parents break up? And what will people at school say? Izzy's always been shy, but now all eyes are on her. Can she face her fears, find her voice and stand up for what's right?
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm
Gentle and compassionate book * The Times Literary Supplement *
Perfectly pitched, this is a timely, gentle and honest story that will inspire conversations and encourage empathy. * BookTrust *
A barrier-breaking, empathy-inducing story for all. * LoveReading4Kids *
[Hagger-Holt] never lets the book's simple and timeless message - that everyone has the right to be accepted and love as their own, authentic self - eclipse the story. * Teach Primary *
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Nothing Ever Happens Here is a really lovely well written book, that will be a huge help and comfort to families with trans parents, and an excellent way for people to learn for those who don't. Izzy, Jamie and... More
“Well intentioned but ultimately ineffectual message book”
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“Sensitive look at having a trans parent for children aged 9+ but soft soaps the prejudice”
12-year-old Isabel “Izzy” Palmer lives in the small town of Littlehaven in East Anglia with her mum (a website designer), her dad (an architect who does loft conversions and extensions), her 16-year-old older sister... More
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