Becoming Nicole : the extraordinary transformation of an ordinary family / Amy Ellis Nutt.

By: Nutt, Amy Ellis [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Atlantic PBS, 2017Description: 279 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; 20 cmISBN: 9781786490322; 1786490323; 9781782399698; 9780812995411 Subject(s): Maines, Nicole | Gender identity | Families | Transgender people -- United States | Transgender youth -- United States | Transgenderism -- United States | Families -- United StatesOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Mirror image -- Beginnings -- Identical twins -- My boys -- Finally ours -- Gender dysphoria -- Down East -- Things to be careful of -- The pink aisle -- A boy-girl -- Wild in the dark -- Girls with magical powers -- A son and a daughter -- Transitions -- Getting the anger out -- The sexual brain -- The Xs and Ys of sex -- Perpetrating gender -- Nature's anomalies -- Being different -- Becoming Nicole -- A new adversary -- Freak -- The Christian Civic League of Maine -- Defending Nicole -- May I have this dance? -- She's all girl -- Eyes on -- Gender matters -- The transgender brain -- Gender of the heart -- Separate and unequal -- Going stealth -- On the outside looking in -- Puberty begins -- Born this way -- A time for change -- We can't lose -- First kiss -- Small victories -- Someone else's brother -- One step back -- Imagine -- Our story -- Breaking barriers -- Commencement -- Transformation -- As long as she's happy.
Summary: 'Becoming Nicole is a powerful and illuminating book about one couple's journey in coming to accept and nurture their transgender daughter. It's a page turner and a heart opener. I couldn't recommend it more highly.' Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But it wasn't long before they noticed a marked difference between Jonas and his brother, Wyatt. Jonas preferred sports and trucks and many of the things little boys were 'supposed' to like; but Wyatt liked princess dolls and dressing up and playing Little Mermaid. By the time the twins were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt's insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. Becoming Nicole is the heart-wrenching story of a mother whose instincts told her that her child needed love and not disapproval; of a conservative, army-veteran father who overcame his deepest fears to embrace his new daughter; of a loving brother who never gave up supporting his twin sister; and of a town forced to confront its own prejudices. More than that, however, Becoming Nicole is the story of an extraordinary girl who fought for the right to be herself.
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Written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Becoming Nicole is the sometimes heartbreaking, always inspiring true story of a transgender girl, and an ordinary American family's extraordinary journey.

Mirror image -- Beginnings -- Identical twins -- My boys -- Finally ours -- Gender dysphoria -- Down East -- Things to be careful of -- The pink aisle -- A boy-girl -- Wild in the dark -- Girls with magical powers -- A son and a daughter -- Transitions -- Getting the anger out -- The sexual brain -- The Xs and Ys of sex -- Perpetrating gender -- Nature's anomalies -- Being different -- Becoming Nicole -- A new adversary -- Freak -- The Christian Civic League of Maine -- Defending Nicole -- May I have this dance? -- She's all girl -- Eyes on -- Gender matters -- The transgender brain -- Gender of the heart -- Separate and unequal -- Going stealth -- On the outside looking in -- Puberty begins -- Born this way -- A time for change -- We can't lose -- First kiss -- Small victories -- Someone else's brother -- One step back -- Imagine -- Our story -- Breaking barriers -- Commencement -- Transformation -- As long as she's happy.

'Becoming Nicole is a powerful and illuminating book about one couple's journey in coming to accept and nurture their transgender daughter. It's a page turner and a heart opener. I couldn't recommend it more highly.' Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But it wasn't long before they noticed a marked difference between Jonas and his brother, Wyatt. Jonas preferred sports and trucks and many of the things little boys were 'supposed' to like; but Wyatt liked princess dolls and dressing up and playing Little Mermaid. By the time the twins were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt's insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. Becoming Nicole is the heart-wrenching story of a mother whose instincts told her that her child needed love and not disapproval; of a conservative, army-veteran father who overcame his deepest fears to embrace his new daughter; of a loving brother who never gave up supporting his twin sister; and of a town forced to confront its own prejudices. More than that, however, Becoming Nicole is the story of an extraordinary girl who fought for the right to be herself.

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