- Paperback: 288 pages
- Published: 4/7/15
- IBSN: 9781617753077
- e-IBSN: 9781617753688
- Genre: Fiction
In Book Two of the Changers Series, our protagonist undergoes a second transformation—returning to a male body.
“This is an excellent sequel . . . . This installment raises the stakes, making the story not just about physical and emotional transformation, but about survival.”
—School Library Journal
“Oryon’s winning and witty narrative voice is consistently engaging . . . Oryon is African-American, and much of what he observes is about race . . . raises thought-provoking questions.”
“This series is addicting . . . as soon as I started reading I was immersed into the book, unable to put it down. . . . The series is just getting better and better.”
—I’d So Rather Be Reading
“I really enjoy these books . . . . If you are looking for books – these are great.”
Praise for Changers Book One: Drew:
“This is more than just a ‘message’ book about how we all need to be more understanding of each other. The imaginative premise is wrapped around a moving story about gender, identity, friendship, bravery, rebellion vs. conformity, and thinking outside the box.”
—School Library Journal
“Changers should appeal to a broad demographic. Teenagers, after all, are the world’s leading experts on trying on, and then promptly discarding, new identities.”
—New York Times
“A thought-provoking exploration of identity, gender, and sexuality . . . an excellent read for any teens questioning their sense of self or gender.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Part of Akashic’s Black Sheep YA imprint.
Changers Book Two: Oryon in the four-part Changers Series for young adults finds our hero Ethan/Drew on the eve of her second metamorphosis—into Oryon, a skinny African American skater boy with more swagger than he knows what to do with. Enter a mess of trouble from the Changers Council, the closed-minded Abiders, the Radical Changers (RaChas), and his best friend Audrey—at least she was his best friend when Oryon was Drew—and now, it’s complicated.
But that’s life (and life, and life, and life) for Changers, an ancient race of humans who must live out each year of high school as a completely different person. Before next summer, Oryon will learn what it means to be truly loved, scared spitless, and at the center of a burgeoning national culture war. Most of all, he will learn again how much the eyes of the world try to shape you into what they see—and how only when you resist do you clearly begin to see yourself.
Read a feature on T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper at the New York Times.
Check out author T Cooper talking church and coffeeshops at Southern Foodways Alliance.
The New York Public Library has chosen Changers Book Two: Oryon has one of their favorite diverse books! See the full list here.
Read a feature on T Cooper and Alison Glock-Cooper at Salon.
T COOPER and ALLISON GLOCK-COOPER are best-selling and award-winning authors and journalists. Between them, they have published eleven books, raised two children, and rescued six dogs. The Changers series—featuring Changers Book One: Drew, Changers Book Two: Oryon, and Changers Book Three: Kim—is their first collaboration in print. The two also write for television and film, and are currently adapting Changers for television (with Lionsgate). The authors can be reached via their websites: www.t-cooper.com and www.allisonglock.com.
ALLISON GLOCK-COOPER and T COOPER are best-selling and award-winning authors and journalists. Between them, they have published eleven books, raised two children, and rescued six dogs. The Changers series—featuring Changers Book One: Drew, Changers Book Two: Oryon, and Changers Book Three: Kim—is their first collaboration in print. The two also write for television and film, and are currently adapting Changers for television (with Lionsgate). The authors can be reached via their websites: www.t-cooper.com and www.allisonglock.com.