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Jamie (A Novel)

Published by Yellow Jacket
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

There's a place for everyone, you've just got to find it. Jamie is a beautiful and uplifting story about how to make your own place in a world that doesn't think you fit.

Jamie Rambeau is a happy 11-year-old non-binary kid who loves hanging out with their two best friends, Daisy and Ash. But when the trio find out that their local middle schools separate into a school for boys and a school for girls, their friendship suddenly seems at risk. And when Jamie realizes no one has thought about where they are going to go, they decide to take matters into their own hands.

As the friends' efforts to raise awareness eventually become a rooftop protest against the binary rules for the local schools, Jamie realizes that if they don't figure out a way forward, they could lose both their friends forever.

Published in partnership with media advocacy organization GLAAD, this empowering book positively represents LGBTQ families.

About The Author

L. D. Lapinski is the best-selling author of Jamie, Stepfather Christmas, and the Strangeworlds Travel Agency series, including Adventure in the Floating Mountains, which was a 2023 World Book Day title in the UK.

L. D.'s books are published around the world in fifteen languages, and each book in the Strangeworlds trilogy has been awarded a Kirkus star--one of the most coveted designations in the book industry, marking books of exceptional merit.​

L. D. Lapinski lives just outside Sherwood Forest with their family, a lot of books, and a cat called Hector. L. D. first wrote a book at age seven; it was made of lined paper and Sellotape, and it was about a frog who owned an airplane. When L. D. grows up, they want to be a free-range guinea pig farmer.​

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Raves and Reviews

A sensitive, moving 9+ story about fighting for acceptance and change.

– Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian

An inspirational story of a young person finding the strength and resilience to be exactly who they are when faced with a difficult choice.

– Emma Dunn and Helen Symington, The Scotsman

Centred around heart-warming characters, Jamie is an absolute must-read for young LGBTQ+ kids.

– Zoya Raza-Sheikh, Gay Times

Thought-provoking, funny and sweet, this is a great book about school, family and sticking up for yourself.

– Sarah Webb, Irish Independent

Nothing meaningful was ever won without protest - and allies.

– Kitty Empire, The Observer, Best New Chapter Books

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