Élodie Durand Transitions: A Mother’s Journey

About the author:

Élodie Durand is an artist and illustrator for both children and adults. She graduated from the School of Decorative Arts of Strasbourg and the University of Paris VIII. After debuting with the international award-winning graphic memoir Parenthesis, she began drawing the children’s series Les Grandes Années, among other projects.

About the book:

In the landmark nonfiction comic Transitions: A Mother’s Journey—a sympathetic, informative, and moving story of a family’s journey to acceptance—when Anne learns that her 19-year-old is a transgender man, she struggles to understand her son’s new identity.



Six Bridges Book Festival: Darrin Bell & Élodie Durand

Through evocative illustrations and sharp humor, Darrin Bell examines how “The Talk” shaped intimate and public moments from childhood to adulthood. While coming of age in Los Angeles—and finding a voice through cartooning—Bell becomes painfully aware of being regarded as dangerous by white teachers, neighbors, and police officers, and thus aware of his mortality. And now Bell must decide whether he and his own six-year-old son are ready to have “The Talk.”

In Élodie Durand’s landmark nonfiction comic Transitions: A Mother’s Journey—a sympathetic,

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