What age is Lily and Dunkin for?

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….Product Details.

ISBN-13: 9780553536775
Lexile: 680L (what’s this?)
Age Range: 10 – 14 Years

Where is Donna Gephart from?

South Florida
About the Author Donna Gephart writes award-winning, humorous middle grade novels from her home in South Florida. She’s a popular speaker at schools, libraries and conferences.

Where did Donna Gephart go to college?

Overall, I had a wonderful time living in Happy Valley, attending Penn State. Here I am with my roommate, Linda, celebrating her graduation. After graduating from college, I moved back to Philadelphia and married this great guy.

Why did Donna Gephart Write Lily and Dunkin?

Gephart wrote Dunkin’s character for her son, who also suffers from bipolar disorder, to provide better representation for youth with mental illnesses. The overall representation of the disorder is one of the best I’ve ever read (and one of the only depictions of bipolar disorder I’ve read in a YA novel).

What is dunkins secret Lily and Dunkin?

Author Donna Gephart crafts a dual narrative about two remarkable young people: Lily, a transgender girl, and Dunkin, a boy dealing with bipolar disorder. Sometimes our hearts see things our eyes can’t. Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl.

What genre is the book Lily and Dunkin?

FictionLily and Dunkin / Genre

Where does Lily and Dunkin take place?

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 thirteen years. This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse.

What is the setting of Lily and Dunkin?

Dunkin (aka Norbert) has just moved to Lily’s South Florida neighborhood from New Jersey, and isn’t sure how he will fit in. He and his mother are living with his fitness-crazed Jewish grandmother, having fallen on hard times.

What happened to Duncan’s dad in Lily and Dunkin?

Dunkin doesn’t reveal that he is medicated for bipolar disorder, that his father committed suicide due to the same illness, or that he imagines a person named Phineas when not medicated. Despite encouragement from her best friend, Dare, to be herself at school, Lily dresses as Tim for the first day.

Who is Bob in Lily and Dunkin?

Norbert Dorfman
Norbert Dorfman, a recent transplant from New Jersey to South Florida, is the boy who Lily waves at. Later, Lily climbs the banyan tree that she calls Bob, named after her Grandpop with whom Lily shared a close relationship. Norbert passes beneath the tree.