QUINCY THE CHAMELEON

A real-life blending-in story: by Jenn Ryan

Day 5 of the 10-day countdown to the book's release.

 

When I was 18-19 I wanted desperately to fit in. I had moved to New York and made friends with people who lived, to me at least, exciting lives. They were all from New York and I had gown up on a farm. Definitely not as cool as growing up in NYC.

So I decided to change how I dressed, my nickname, the music I listened to, the way I talked, everything I could really. I just wanted to feel like I fit in. I went from being Jennifer to being Toni, from blue jeans to black denim, from curly hair to a long straightened ponytail, from fun earrings that made me laugh to big hoops that almost touched my shoulders. There wasn’t anything about myself I wanted to leave the same.

After a few years I realized I was never going to be like the people who grew up in NYC because I hadn’t grown up there.

It took me a lot longer to realize that the things I knew and I had experienced were pretty cool too and that there was nothing wrong with being the person that I was.

 

Home | Day 10 | Day 9 | Day 8 | Day 7 | Day 6 | Day 5 | Day 4 | Day 3 | Day 2 | Day 1

 

BOOK DETAILS


ISBN 9781499805420
Publisher little bee books
Page Count 40
Format hardcover
Subformat picture book
Age range 4-8
Pub date April 3, 2018
Pub season Spring 2018
Rights World

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