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Reading Level: Grade 2 - 3 • Interest Level: Grade 9 - 12

Rising Out

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Author: M. Azmitia
Specs: 5 1/5” X 8 1/4” • 200pp, Suggestions for further reading, Written in Verse, About the Author Section, High / Low Content
HC ed.: 978-1-9785-9542-2 • $25.80 | $19.40
eBook: 978-1-9785-9544-6 • $25.80 | $19.40
Paperback: 978-1-9785-9543-9 • $16.35 | $14.20
Anaya knows great things are expected of her: go to college, find a good man, and make her mother proud. But going to college means leaving behind her best friend, Eri. Eri is an Afrolatina transgender woman living in a closed-minded world and only Anaya knows her secret. The two decide to take a cross-country road trip, where Eri is finally able to open up to who she is, and Anaya finds out that she might be in love with her best friend.

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About the Author:
M. Azmitia is a government employee by day and a poet/cat lady by night in New York City. She holds a degree in English and creative writing. Azmitia writes about identity, discovery, and acceptance in marginalized communities in the hopes of starting crucial conversations about diversity. Her first novel, The Same Blood, is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection about Latinidad and mental health in families of color.