Lily and Dunkin

  • by Donna Gephart
  • Narrated by Ryan Gesell, Michael Crouch, Donna Gephart
  • 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Award-winning author Donna Gephart crafts a compelling dual narrative about two remarkable young people: Lily, a transgender girl, and Dunkin, a boy dealing with bipolar disorder. Their powerful story will shred your heart then stitch it back together with kindness, humor, bravery, and love.
Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you're in the eighth grade.
Dunkin Dorfman, birth name Norbert Dorfman, is dealing with bipolar disorder and has just moved from the New Jersey town he's called home for the past 13 years. This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse.
One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change.


What the Critics Say

"Lily and Dunkin is a delight. Here's a book for anyone who's ever struggled with being different - or anyone who's ever loved someone who bears the burden of difference. Donna Gephart's book is about trans children, and bipolar children, and their parents, of course, but what it's really about is friendship, and the redeeming power of love. Crucial, heart-breaking, and inspiring." (Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of She's Not There and Stuck in the Middle with You)
"Gephart clearly has a lot of heart, and she tells their stories with compassion." (Kirkus)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Amazingly Educational

This book, from start to finish, was absolutely what I wanted it to be. I've been wanting to read a book about this subject for a long time, because I wanted to educate myself about it to better understand the people who deal with it. It's done so beautifully, elegantly and respectfully too!
A+. Hope they'll have these at schools.
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- Audhild Tjugen

It was okay

It was a good book but it needed a little more pazzaz in the being
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- Unknown

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-03-2016
  • Publisher: Listening Library