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“Ramos writes with intensity and poeticism in this fresh, painful, but ultimately optimistic coming-of-age novel.”
—School Library Journal

The Truth Is

Written by NoNieqa Ramos
Published by Carolrhoda Lab

Fifteen-year-old Verdad doesn’t think she has time for love. She’s still struggling to process the recent death of her best friend, Blanca; dealing with the high expectations of her hardworking Puerto Rican mother and the absence of her remarried father; and keeping everyone at a distance. But when she meets Danny, a new guy at school—who happens to be trans—all bets are off. Verdad suddenly has to deal with her mother’s disapproval of her relationship with Danny as well as her own prejudices and questions about her identity, and Danny himself, who is comfortable in his skin but keeping plenty of other secrets.

Primary ISBN: 9781541528772
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Young Adult, Age 13 or older

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 1st Generation

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