The Deep and Dark Blue by Nikki Smith
Available At: Challenger, Encompass Heights
Categories : LGBTQ+, Violence
Description: Twin brothers flee their home to a women’s covenant in fear of assassination and one brother realizes he is a girl.
YA Label?: No
Notes: This book contains alternate gender ideologies and violence.
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Page 173: “…AND THIS…THIS ISN’T A DISGUISE…IT’S WHO I AM.” The illustration on the bottom of the page depicts a young man in a blue dress with tears running down his face. He is clenching his dress.
Page 248: The illustrations on the middle of the page depict a zoomed in view of a family tree tapestry. The name “Grayson” changes to the name “Grayce.”
Page 250: The twin brothers are hugging each other and a female friend of theirs. One of the twins is dressed as a boy and the other is dressed in the blue dress of the women’s covenant.
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