My Life as a Diamond
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Kinder- und Jugendbücher / Kinderbücher bis 11 Jahre
Ten-year-old Caspar "Caz" Cadman loves baseball and has a great arm. He loves the sounds, the smells, the stats. When his family moves from Toronto to a suburb of Seattle, the first thing he does is try out for the local summer team, the Redburn Ravens. Even though Caz is thrilled when he makes the team, he worries because he has a big secret. No one knows that back in Toronto, Caz used to live life as a girl named Cassandra. And it's nobody's business. Caz will tell his new friends when he's ready. But when a player on a rival team starts snooping around, Caz's past is revealed, and Caz worries it will be Toronto all over again. Will Caz's teammates rally behind their star pitcher? Or will Caz be betrayed once more? A heartwarming, funny, fast-paced story about the bravery it takes to live as your true self, no matter the cost.
transgender, middle school, baseball, community, new kid in town, secrets, being true to yourself, self-confidence, bullies, gender identity, bravery, friendship, loyalty, sports, diversity, inclusive books, trans main character, Toronto Blue Jays, teammates, sportsmanship, female to male, LGBTQ, LGBTQIA, transgender youth