My Brother's Name is Jessica

Sam idolises his big brother. He and Jason are closer than close. They talk about stuff. Boy stuff. And while Sam is a bit of a geek, Jason seems to have life sorted. He’s kind and popular. He’s amazing at football. Girls are falling over themselves to date him. His life is pretty perfect – right? That is, until Jason calls his family together to share a secret with them. He’s been struggling with it for a long time, and he can’t hide it anymore. But Sam’s parents don’t want to know, and Sam can’t get his head around it either. What can Jason mean when he says he’s not Sam’s brother at all? That he’s actually – his sister?

  • A moving, insightful tale of family, courage and coming out
  • Explores important, topical LGBTQ+ and transgender issues
  • John Boyne is the author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • He has won many prizes including three Irish Book Awards

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    John Boyne has won several awards for Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, including two Irish Book Awards and the Bisto Children’s Book Award.

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