Last week I cut my hair, bought some boys' clothes and shoes, wrapped a large ACE bandage around my chest to flatten my fortunately-not-largebreasts, and began looking for a new name.

Angela Katz-McNair has never felt quite right as a girl. Her whole life is leading up to the day she decides to become Grady, a guy. While comingout as transgendered feels right to Grady, he isn't prepared for the reaction he gets from everyone else. His mother is upset, his younger sister is mortified, and his best friend, Eve, won't acknowledge him in public. Why can't people just let Grady be himself?

Grady's life is miserable until he finds friends in some unexpected places -- like the school geek, Sebastian, who explains that there is precedent in the natural world (parrotfish change gender when they need to, and the newly male fish are the alpha males), and Kita, a senior who might just be Grady's first love.

From acclaimed writer Ellen Wittlinger, this is the groundbreaking story of one teen's search for self and his struggle for acceptance.

Genre: Young Adult Romance

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Used availability for Ellen Wittlinger's Parrotfish

Hardback Editions

July 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Parrotfish
Author(s): Ellen Wittlinger
ISBN: 1-4169-1622-9 / 978-1-4169-1622-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

October 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Parrotfish
Author(s): Ellen Wittlinger
ISBN: 1-4814-6810-3 / 978-1-4814-6810-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Parrotfish
Author(s): Ellen Wittlinger
ISBN: 1-4424-0621-6 / 978-1-4424-0621-6 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

December 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Parrotfish
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December 2009 : Australia Audio edition
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December 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Parrotfish
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December 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Parrotfish
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Parrotfish
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