“I’m gonna tell him I’m supposed to be a girl, that I can’t stand being a boy anymore, that I feel like I’m dying a little bit more everyday…”
Meet Eric and Morgan. Born on the same day, at the same time, in the same place. They’ve always shared this one day together, but as they grow up they begin to grow apart. Everyone expects Eric to get a football scholarship, but no one knows he’s having second thoughts. Former quarterback Morgan feels utterly alone, as she wrestles with the difficult choice to live as her true self. Both of them are struggling to be the person they know they are.
Meredith Russo first stunned us with her debut novel, If I Was Your Girl, and her new novel, Birthday, is no exception. It’s an authentic and raw portrait of two teenagers on the brink of discovering who they really are and how damaging gender stereotypes can be.
Book club packs, including a Q&A with transgender author, Meredith Russo, are available to engage and spark conversations with teen and adult readers.
Meredith Russo was born, raised and lives in Tennessee. She started living as her true self in late 2013 and never looked back. Her debut, If I Was Your Girl, was partially inspired by her experiences as a trans woman. When Meredith is not busy writing she can be found, reading fan fiction and fantasy novels, arguing with strangers about social justice, and raising her two amazing children.
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