Join AAUW’s Book Discussion Webinar with the Author of Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family

June 21, 2017


This event has been postponed. Please stay tuned for details concerning a new date. 

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Location: Online (You just need to register for the webinar.)

Cost: Free

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Event Description:

Nicole Maines

Calling all members! Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in celebrating LGBT Pride Month as we talk with Amy Ellis Nutt about her book Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, a story about “four ordinary and imperfect human beings … reckon[ing] with an exceptional situation, and in so doing [becoming], in their own modest ways, exceptional.” The description from Random House tells more about the true story.

When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But it wasn’t long before they noticed a marked difference between Jonas and his brother, Wyatt. Jonas preferred sports and trucks and many of the things little boys were “supposed” to like. Wyatt liked princess dolls, dress-up, and playing Little Mermaid. By the time the twins were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt’s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity, accept and embrace Wyatt’s transition to Nicole, and undergo an emotionally wrenching transformation of their own that would change their lives forever. Becoming Nicole chronicles a journey that could have destroyed a family but instead brought it closer together.

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About AAUW’s ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club

Female authors are much less likely than male authors to have their books reviewed in major publications like the New York Times and Harper’s Magazine. That’s why we created the ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club: to spotlight engrossing stories and writing by women from all backgrounds. We also connect our members to some of the authors we feature through web discussions. Stay in the Know about upcoming ¡Adelante! author discussions or create your own ¡Adelante! book club.


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