Grayson Sender has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: “he” was born into the wrong gender. The weight of this secret is crushing, but sharing it would mean facing ridicule, rejection, or worse. Will newfound strength, drawn from an unexpected friendship and a caring teacher, be enough to help Grayson step into the spotlight she was born to inhabit? This critically acclaimed novel for middle-grade readers explores identity, self-esteem, and friendship with nuance and heart. James Howe calls Gracefully Grayson "a small miracle of a book" and Rick Riordan describes it as "beautiful and authentic." A former CPS Language Arts teacher and literacy coach, Ami Polonsky lives outside of Chicago with her family. This is her debut novel and she is currently (and happily) plugging away on her second.