Retrato do autor

Donna Gephart

Autor(a) de Lily and Dunkin

11 Works 1,326 Membros 76 Críticas

About the Author

Donna Gephart's first novel, As If Being 12-3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running For President! won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award. Her novel, How To Survive Middle School, received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal and Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen, about a girl mostrar mais determined to get on a TV quiz show sold to Random House. In addition to writing books for children, Donna has written for newspapers and magazines including: Family Circle Magazine, The Los Angeles Times Newspaper, Parenting, Highlights for Children, Scholastic's Storyworks Magazine and many others. She's a featured speaker at elementary and middle schools, book festivals, libraries and conferences, including the S.C.B.W.I. National Conference, the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, the Conference on Children's Literature, and Bookmania. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Donna Gephart

Lily and Dunkin (2016) 515 exemplares
How to Survive Middle School (2010) 380 exemplares
Death by Toilet Paper (2014) 175 exemplares
Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen (2012) 92 exemplares
In Your Shoes (2018) 51 exemplares
The Paris Project (2019) 30 exemplares
Abby, Tried and True (2021) 14 exemplares
Go Be Wonderful! (2021) 12 exemplares
Ava's Superpower (2019) 3 exemplares
Delete (2019) 3 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Sexo
female

Membros

Críticas

If you’re looking for a book that ignites emotion in you, this one opens in pretty much the perfect spot to do so, it had me immediately caring about Lily, and thinking about real world transgender kids, especially the ones who don’t have the best friend, the mom, and the sister that Lily has in her corner (I loved her grandpop, too, even if technically he’s not in the story).

Due to caring for Lily, it did take more time for me to warm up to Dunkin as some of his choices inadvertently hurt Lily, though in all fairness to Dunkin, there probably are few of us who could claim we always had the courage to have someone else’s back or to resist the lure of popularity (and when you see how the school bullies are with Lily, it’s easy enough to believe that a kid might get it into his head to join the popular basketball team rather than risk becoming a target). I did end up really, really liking Dunkin the deeper I got into knowing him and all he’s going through.

This book can be pretty hard on the heart, the bullying, Lily’s journey with her dad, Dunkin’s spiraling mental health and the big truth he’s yet to face, even the fate of a tree weighs heavy, all of those things got me emotionally, but if you’re up to absorbing the more difficult blows this story delivers, I promise it does reward you with moments here and there where things feel much better.
… (mais)
½
 
Assinalado
SJGirl | 21 outras críticas | Apr 22, 2024 |
I found this book to be interesting but very stressful. The dual storylines of a kid who chooses to join the cool bullies was hard for me, since I can't help but read it as an adult and want to yell "stop, those kids are no good!" I took away a star for the entirely gratuitous and pointless discussion of an eigth grade girl losing weight over the summer, eww.
 
Assinalado
mslibrarynerd | 21 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |
Sweet story of two middle graders facing big life challenges.
 
Assinalado
secondhandrose | 21 outras críticas | Oct 31, 2023 |
Genre
Picture books for children
Tone
Amusing
Feel-good
Upbeat
Theme
All kinds of families
Subject
Familial love
Families
Growing up
Interracial families
Self-confidence in children
Self-esteem in children
Unconditional love
 
Assinalado
kmgerbig | 2 outras críticas | Apr 27, 2023 |

Listas

Prémios

You May Also Like

Estatísticas

Obras
11
Membros
1,326
Popularidade
#19,390
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
76
ISBN
75
Línguas
3

Tabelas & Gráficos