I Wish You All The Best
Ben De Backer came out as non-binary to their parents they kicked them out of the house. Suddenly homeless, they turned to their sister whom they hadn't seen or talked to in ten years. Their sister and her husband welcomed Ben with open arms. They enrolled them in a new school and an especially charismatic boy named Nathan was chosen to show them around.
This story is about a young person trying to navigate their existence around everyone else's expectations of them. It really brought home the issues of the non-binary teen and what they have to go through just to justify being them. It is awful for anyone to have to justify who they are especially when their own parents refuse to understand. It is a great book for opening one's mind to the plight of those different from us and my hope is that many will read it and gain empathy and open-mindedness.