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  • SubGenre:LGBTQ+
  • Age Range (years):5 - 12
  • Language:English
  • Series title:A Bug Travels Far
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:46
  • eBook ISBN:9798350941197
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350941180

A Bug Travels Far

A Dangerous Turn

by Doreen Cummings

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Ty Fly is a transbug. Although he was born a girl, from as far back as he could remember, Ty felt like a boy. He flies unexpectedly into a car on his way home from flyball practice and gets driven to New York City from Boston. He must get home for his big game in 2 days. Ty's teammates don't want him on the team because he's different. He must find the courage and bravery to overcome his challenges inside and out along his journey. Ty uses different modes of transportation, finds help from other bugs and avoids danger at every turn. Will he get back in time for the big game? Will his teammates finally accept him?
"A Bug Travels Far" is a 4-book adventure about the bugs we see every day traveling with us. In Book 1, "A Dangerous Turn," Ty Fly makes a wrong turn into a car on the way home from flyball practice after being bullied by his team. He gets driven from his hometown of Boston to New York City. Now, he must find a way back home to be on time for his big game in two days. He also has to find resolution with the bugs in his life who don't accept him for being a transbug. "A Bug Travels Far" is a funny, sassy adventure, filled with memorable characters, incredible illustrations and clever twists and turns. The series is packed with Easter eggs, throughout. Growing up in the 70's and 80's, kids did not have books that represented characters struggling with gender identity. As a debut author, Doreen strives to add more LGBTQ+ youth characters into children's literature, as the core mission of this project. This is a great series for LGBTQ+ kids, their families, siblings, extended families, and friends. It is an equally an important series for parents of non-LGBTQ+ kids, schools, libraries, and bookstores to carry and share to bring awareness about accepting and embracing differences in others. "A Bug Travels Far" is the first children's book series released as NFTs on the blockchain's Ethereum network, and on a Web3 token gated site. NFTs are free on the website while supplies last!
About the author
Doreen Cummings is a debut author with the mission of adding more LGBTQ+ books, stories and characters to children's literature. Doreen is a native of Boston, and a graduate of Wheaton College, MA. As a lifelong creator, performer, singer and storyteller, writing this LGBTQ+ children's book series was the perfect opportunity for Doreen to bring the story that has been in their hearts for years, to life. Growing up in the 70's and 80's, kids did not have books that represented characters experiencing a spectrum of gender identity. A Bug Travels Far adds a 4 book adventure series to libraries and schools across the world, through the A Bug Travels Far Book Donation Program. When not working passionately to create equitable and innovative housing opportunities for people with disabilities, Doreen enjoys raising their family, spending time at the ocean, collecting art, coaching baseball and travelling the world.
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