Under Shifting Stars
Although Clare and Audrey are twins, they struggle to redefine their sibling relationship in the face of all the personal and social conflicts they must navigate. Not only are they dealing with grief from the loss of their beloved brother, but they are also both experiencing an identity crisis, with Clare exploring her gender identity and Audrey managing the exclusion and bullying she endures due to her neurodiversity. A contemporary and relevant story with believable characters as well as well-developed and pertinent themes, this book is suitable for secondary-level audience. Teachers may use the book as a class novel or offer it as a choice in literature circles. The story may lend itself well to researching acceptable terminology for SOGI inclusiveness and neurodiversity and broadening students’ understanding of the human condition.