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The Resource This is how it always is, Laurie Frankel

This is how it always is, Laurie Frankel

Label
This is how it always is
Title
This is how it always is
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Frankel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is how a family keeps a secret...and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after...until happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children change...and then change the world. When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn aren't panicked at first. Kids go through phases, after all, and make-believe is fun. But soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day it explodes. This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it's about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again; parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts; children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don't get to keep them forever
Summary
A family reshapes their ideas about family, love and loyalty when youngest son Claude reveals increasingly determined preferences for girls' clothing and accessories and refuses to stay silent
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Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545981
Cataloging source
QBCL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frankel, Laurie
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Transgender children
  • Parents of transgender children
  • Families
  • Family secrets
  • Parent and child
  • Parenting
  • Domestic fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
This is how it always is, Laurie Frankel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059532538
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781472241597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953223923
Label
This is how it always is, Laurie Frankel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059532538
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781472241597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953223923

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