November 16: "Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family"


Immediate:  October 26, 2016

Becoming Nicole:  The Transformation of an American Family


Author Amy Ellis NuttThe True Story of a Transgender Girl and Her Identical Twin Brother

November 16 Amy Ellis Nutt

Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College will present the cultural program Becoming Nicole: the Transformation of an American Family, on Wednesday, November 16 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the College Center Building. During the program, author Amy Ellis Nutt will discuss her book Becoming Nicole, about the true story of a transgender girl and her identical twin brother. What makes a child's identity? How does a transgender child affect the whole family?

Amy Ellis Nutt won the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for her feature series "The Wreck of the Lady Mary," about the 2009 sinking of a fishing boat off the New Jersey coast. She is a health and science writer at the Washington Post, the author of The New York Times bestsellers Becoming Nicole and Shadows Bright as Glass, and the co-author of The Teenage Brain.

Nutt was a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, and an instructor of journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

For more information about Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, which is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call 516.572.7148.

Media Contact: Alicia

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