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Author Jetté Knox, Amanda, author.

Title Love lives here : a story of thriving in a transgender family / Amanda Jetté Knox.

Publication Info. [Toronto, Ontario] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited, 2019.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  306.768 JET    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL Third Floor - KKBB-2  306.85 KNOX    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  306.85 JET    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  306.8743 JET    AVAILABLE
Description 281 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Summary "All Amanda Jetté Knox ever wanted was to enjoy a stable life. She never knew her biological father, and while her mother and stepfather were loving parents, the situation was sometimes chaotic. At school, she was bullied mercilessly, and at the age of fourteen, she entered a counselling program for alcohol addiction and was successful. While still a teenager, she met the love of her life. They were wed at 20, and the first of three children followed shortly. Jetté Knox finally had the stability she craved--or so it seemed. Their middle child struggled with depression and avoided school. The author was unprepared when the child she knew as her son came out as transgender at the age of eleven. Shocked, but knowing how important it was to support her daughter, Jetté Knox became an ardent advocate for trans rights. But the story wasn't over. For many years, the author had coped with her spouse's moodiness, but that chronic unhappiness was taking a toll on their marriage. A little over a year after their child came out, her partner also came out as transgender. Knowing better than most what would lie ahead, Jetté Knox searched for positive examples of marriages surviving transition. When she found no role models, she determined that her family would become one. The shift was challenging, but slowly the family members noticed that they were becoming happier and more united. Told with remarkable candour and humour, and full of insight into the challenges faced by trans people, Love Lives Here is a beautiful story of transition, frustration, support, acceptance, and, of course, love."-- Provided by publisher.
Form Issued also in electronic format.
Subject Jetté Knox, Amanda.
Jetté Knox, Amanda -- Marriage.
Jetté Knox, Amanda -- Family.
Parents of transgender children -- Canada -- Biography.
Human rights workers -- Canada -- Biography.
Sexual minorities' families -- Canada.
Transgender people -- Family relationships -- Canada.
Marriage. (OCoLC)fst01010443
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Other Form: Jetté Knox, Amanda. Love lives here. Toronto: Viking Canada, 2019 073523518X 9780735235182 (OCoLC)1079838830
ISBN 9780735235175 (softcover)
0735235171 (softcover)

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