Here is an audio version of Chapter 1 of Ordinary Angels read by the author Bridget Birdsall. (It might take a little while to load.)
The following review of Double Exposure appeared in Julie’s bookshelf, a feature of the Nov. 2014 (Vol. 14, No. 11) issue of Reviewer’s Bookwatch, a publication of Midwest Book Review. Double ExposureBridget Birdsallbridgetbirdsall.comSky Pony Press307 West 36th Street, 11th FloorNew York, NY 100189781629146065 $16.95 www.skyponypress.com Synopsis Fifteen-year-old Alyx Atlas was raised as a boy, yet… Continue reading “Double Exposure” reviewed on Julie’s Bookshelf, Midwest Book Review
We are very excited that Double Exposure made Publishers Weekly Select List of Anti-Bullying Books for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. In case you are interested, here is the Select List of Anti-Bullying Titles. Click here for more information on Double Exposure – an amazing book for young adults about an intersex teen athlete who… Continue reading Double Exposure made Publishers Weekly Select List of Anti-Bullying Books
Gotta love my fellow writers and illustrators from SCBWI! Check out the generosity of it’s dedicated members below, and of course, that basket contained a copy of DOUBLE EXPOSURE, because hey, that’s where Alyx Atlas Kowalski lives! ____________________________________________________________________ CUDAHY, WI…The Wisconsin Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI-WI) gave a generous… Continue reading Cudahy Family Library Receives Book Basket Donation!
Who was your favorite character to write about and why? Aside from my primary protagonist, Alyx Atlas, who will always have a special place in my heart, the character who made me laugh was Alyx’s quirky, quasi-mentor, Uncle Grizzly. Despite his enormous tattooed girth, his Harley riding rough side, and the fact that he… Continue reading Q & A with Author Bridget Birdsall about “Double Exposure”
Dear Teen Me from author Bridget Birdsall (DOUBLE EXPOSURE, ORDINARY ANGELS) Dear Teen Me: What would I tell you now? Well, just like A.S. King, I’ve rewritten this letter twice, so let’s cut to the chase: everything will turn out okay. Really. You have to trust me on this. You are not dumb and you… Continue reading Dear Teen Me ~ Guest Post
In June 2014, the American Medical Association (AMA) finally released a statement recommending that states not require sex-reassignment surgery to change a person’s gender designation on a birth certificate. In my novel Double Exposure, my intersex teen athlete Alyx was required to keep “Male” on her birth certificate until she had her official “reassignment” surgery. Surgery… Continue reading “Double Exposure,” Intersex and Sex Reassignments
My mother used to share a story about a time when I was two years old. She’d purchased a beautiful “pink fairy princess dress,” which billowed with crinoline layers. As the story goes, I refused to put it on. In fact, I threw such a fit that finally in exasperation, she asked, “Why won’t you… Continue reading Why I wrote a novel about an intersex teen athlete.
The following review of Double Exposure appeared September 1, 2014 in Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association. Booklist Review Books For Youth – Fiction – General Fiction Double Exposure.Birdsall, Bridget (author).Oct. 2014. 304p. Skyhorse/Sky Pony, hardcover, $16.95 (9781629146065). Grades 7-10.REVIEW. First published September 1, 2014 (Booklist). Hermaphrodite. Ambiguously gendered. Freak. Alyx was born with male and female genitalia, and though… Continue reading Booklist says…teens and the rest of us will root for Alyx, an intersex teen athlete who just wants to fit in!