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"Becoming Nicole"

The Transformation of an American Family

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amy Ellis Nutt relates the journey of discovery of an ordinary American family as they learn to love, understand, and fight for their transgender child.

In 2012, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amy Ellis Nutt began reporting on a ordinary, middle class family from rural America – with one exception: one of their identical twin sons, at the age of about two, began identifying as a girl. Published in 2015, “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of An American Family,” is a book about gender identity, transgender rights, community, and, above all, a family tested beyond what they could ever imagine. It’s also a book steeped in the history of transgenderism, putting Nicole’s story into a larger cultural and medical context. How the family responded, eventually embracing their son as a daughter, Nicole, lies at the heart of this story.

Granted wide-ranging access to Nicole’s family, personal diaries, home videos, clinical journals, legal documents and medical records, Amy Ellis Nutt spent almost four years reporting this immersive account of an American family confronting an issue that is at the center of today’s cultural debate. “Becoming Nicole,” a New York Times Notable Book of 2015,  will resonate with anyone who’s ever raised a child, felt at odds with society’s conventions and norms, or had to embrace life when it plays out unexpectedly.

Amy Ellis Nutt was awarded the Pulitzer in feature writing for her series, “The Wreck of the Lady Mary” published by The Star-Ledger. In 2014, Ellis Nutt joined the Washington Post as a science writer. 

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Bridgewater branch

bridgewater@sclibnj.org
Phone: 908-458-8415
Branch manager
Edward Hoag

Hours
Mon, Oct 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Oct 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Oct 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Oct 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Oct 19 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 20 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 21 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About this branch

Upcoming events

Youth Services Room
Mon, Oct 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Meeting Room ABC
Mon, Oct 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This event is full

Technical Training Center
Wed, Oct 24, 10:00am - 11:30am

Wed, Oct 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room ABC
Thu, Oct 25, 9:30am - 8:30pm

Meeting Room ABC
Fri, Oct 26, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Technical Training Center
Fri, Oct 26, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Meeting Room ABC
Sat, Oct 27, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Meeting Room ABC
Sun, Oct 28, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Meeting Room ABC
Mon, Oct 29, 9:30am - 9:00pm

Youth Services Room
Mon, Oct 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Meeting Room AB
Tue, Oct 30, 10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting Room ABC
Tue, Oct 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Story Well
Tue, Oct 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Technical Training Center
Wed, Oct 31, 10:00am - 11:30am

Story Well
Wed, Oct 31, 10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting Room C
Wed, Oct 31, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room ABC
Wed, Oct 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Story Well
Wed, Oct 31, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Story Well
Thu, Nov 01, 9:30am - 10:00am

Meeting Room ABC
Thu, Nov 01, 10:00am - 10:45am

Public Area
Thu, Nov 01, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Story Well
Fri, Nov 02, 10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting Room ABC
Sat, Nov 03, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Youth Services Room
Mon, Nov 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Meeting Room ABC
Mon, Nov 05, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Registration opens Monday, October 22 2018 at 9:00am

Story Well
Mon, Nov 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Story Well
Tue, Nov 06, 10:00am - 10:30am

Technical Training Center
Wed, Nov 07, 10:00am - 11:30am

Story Well
Wed, Nov 07, 10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting Room C
Wed, Nov 07, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Technical Training Center
Wed, Nov 07, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Nov 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Story Well
Wed, Nov 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Story Well
Wed, Nov 07, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Story Well
Thu, Nov 08, 9:30am - 10:00am

Technical Training Center
Thu, Nov 08, 10:00am - 11:30am

Meeting Room AB
Thu, Nov 08, 10:00am - 10:45am

Technical Training Center
Thu, Nov 08, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Meeting Room ABC
Thu, Nov 08, 6:45pm - 8:30pm

Story Well
Fri, Nov 09, 10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting Room ABC
Fri, Nov 09, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Rescheduled
Sat, Nov 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
New date Saturday, December 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Public Area
Mon, Nov 12, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Youth Services Room
Mon, Nov 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Meeting Room AB
Mon, Nov 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Story Well
Tue, Nov 13, 10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting Room AB
Tue, Nov 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Story Well
Tue, Nov 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Technical Training Center
Wed, Nov 14, 10:00am - 11:30am

Meeting Room C
Wed, Nov 14, 10:00am - 11:30am

Story Well
Wed, Nov 14, 10:00am - 10:30am

Public Area
Wed, Nov 14, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room ABC
Wed, Nov 14, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Registration opens Wednesday, November 14 2018 at 9:00am

Story Well
Wed, Nov 14, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Story Well
Thu, Nov 15, 9:30am - 10:00am

Meeting Room BC
Thu, Nov 15, 10:00am - 10:45am

Meeting Room A
Thu, Nov 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Story Well
Thu, Nov 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Story Well
Fri, Nov 16, 10:00am - 10:30am

Technical Training Center
Fri, Nov 16, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Meeting Room ABC
Mon, Nov 19, 9:45am - 10:15am
Registration opens Monday, November 5 2018 at 9:00am

Meeting Room ABC
Mon, Nov 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Registration opens Monday, November 5 2018 at 9:00am

Youth Services Room
Mon, Nov 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm