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Lit Squad: YA author Kyle Lukoff on helping kids understand gender

By Mark Brodie
Published: Friday, July 22, 2022 - 12:02pm
Updated: Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:18pm

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Kyle Lukoff is the author of "Different Kinds of Fruit."

School will be back in session in the coming weeks in Arizona, and many students are probably finishing up their summer reading assignments right about now. The Show is talking to the authors of books for middle grade — generally 8- to 12-year-olds — and young adult readers — generally between the ages of 12 and 18 — as part of a series called Lit Squad.

Kyle Lukoff is a former elementary school librarian and the author of several books, including “Call Me Max” and “Too Bright to See.” His new book is called “Different Kinds of Fruit.” In in, sixth grader Annabelle Blake not only finds out she has a crush on her non-binary classmate, but also that her dad is a transgender man.

The Show spoke with Lukoff for more about the story.

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