Can't take that away
|Format:||Print Book 2021|
|Availability:||Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 8 copies|
"A charming, inspired story about being true to who you are." - Phil Stamper, bestselling author of The Gravity of Us
An empowering and emotional debut about a genderqueer teen who finds the courage to stand up and speak out for equality when they are discriminated against by their high school administration.
Carey Parker dreams of being a diva, and bringing the house down with song. They can hit every note of all the top pop and Broadway hits. But despite their talent, emotional scars from an incident with a homophobic classmate and their grandmother's spiraling dementia make it harder and harder for Carey to find their voice.
Then Carey meets Cris, a singer/guitarist who makes Carey feel seen for the first time in their life. With the rush of a promising new romantic relationship, Carey finds the confidence to audition for the role of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, in the school musical, setting off a chain reaction of prejudice by Carey's tormentor and others in the school. It's up to Carey, Cris, and their friends to defend their rights--and they refuse to be silenced.
Told in alternating chapters with identifying pronouns, debut author Steven Salvatore's Can't Take That Away conducts a powerful, uplifting anthem, a swoony romance, and an affirmation of self-identity that will ignite the activist in all of us.
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Gender nonconformity -- Fiction.
Gender identity -- Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Prejudices -- Fiction.
Social action -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :2021
|Other Titles|| Cannot take that away
375 pages ; 22 cm