Joy, to the World

Kai Shappley and Lisa Bunker


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Joy, to the World by Shappley, Kai
Regular price $19.99
Regular price Sale price $19.99

A young Dumplin' meets Melissa in this joyful and energetic middle grade novel about a twelve-year-old girl living her life to the fullest, celebrating her love for sports and fighting for her right to cheer.

Joy, a twelve-year-old trans girl, just moved to Texas with her mother and older brother. Her family has accepted Joy as the girl she is early in her transition, with little fuss, leaving Joy to explore her love of sports, competition, teamwork, school spirit, and worship.

But when she is told she's off the cheerleading team, Joy wants to fight for her right to cheer. As her battle with the school board picks up momentum, Joy attracts support from kids all around the country . . . she even gets the attention of her hero, trans activist Kai Shappley.

Inspired by Kai's own life, Joy, to the World is a timely story of living life to the fullest, celebrating and centering trans joy, courage, and resilience.

Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 05/09/2023
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.66lbs
Size: 8.48h x 5.87w x 0.82d
ISBN: 9780063242753
Age: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2023
Booklist 04/01/2023 pg. 68
Publishers Weekly 04/10/2023