Spin with Me (Hardcover)

By Ami Polonsky

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374313500, 336pp.

Publication Date: November 10, 2020

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

From the author of the critically acclaimed Gracefully Grayson comes a thoughtful and sensitive middle-grade novel about non-binary identity and first love, Ami Polonsky's Spin with Me.

In this elegant dual narrative, Essie is a thirteen-year-old girl feeling glum about starting a new school after her professor dad takes a temporary teaching position in a different town. She has 110 days here and can't wait for them to end. Then she meets Ollie: delicate, blue eyes, short hair, easy smile. At first, Essie thinks she has a typical crush on a beautiful boy. But as her crush blossoms, she soon realizes that Ollie is not a boy or a girl, but gender non-binary.

Meanwhile, Ollie is experiencing a crush of their own . . . on Essie. As Ollie struggles to balance their passion for queer advocacy with their other interests, they slowly find themselves falling for a girl whose stay is about to come to an end. Can the two unwind their merry-go-round of feelings before it's too late?



About the Author

Ami Polonsky is the author of the critically-acclaimed Gracefully Grayson and Threads. She is a sixth-grade English teacher and a parent of two kids, one of whom exists happily beneath the trans umbrella.


Praise For Spin with Me

A BookRiot Best Book for Pride Month!