The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere
Product Code: 8650
ISBN: 9780803741072
Format: Hard cover
Publisher: Dial Books
Published Date: 09/04/2014
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Price: $17.99

The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere.

"This is an essential tool for parents and teachers to share with children whether those kids identify as trans or not. I wish I had had a book like this when I was a kid struggling with gender identity questions. I found it deeply moving in its simplicity and honesty."—Laverne Cox (who plays Sophia in “Orange Is the New Black”)

From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.


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A 2015 Rainbow List Selection

"All young people—regardless of difference—deserve the things Jazz shares in her lovely book: a loving family, supportive friends, and the freedom to be their true selves. A beautifully illustrated and accessible primer on one trans girl's journey of living her truth."—Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness

"I wish I had had a book like this when I was a kid struggling with gender identity questions. I found it deeply moving in its simplicity and honesty."—Laverne Cox, acclaimed actress and transgender advocate

"Jazz is a sensitive and courageous young woman. Her story is inspiring and important to read. By sharing her experiences and view she has added to our understanding and compassion for the transgender experience."—Barbara Walters

"A terrific and timely book that explains to kids what it means to be transgender and—more importantly—that reminds kids our similarities are much more important than our differences."—Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and Between the Lines

“I Am Jazz is honest, inspiring, and beautiful—but its greatest strength is it never apologizes for being different.”—Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author of I Am Amelia Earhart

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by Ralph Roberts
on 11/26/2019
from AZ
I am Jazz
This book makes the assertion that some children are born with the brain of a girl but in the body of a boy or vise versa and that this is what is going on with children who experience distress and incongruity between their assigned identity based on their reproductive organs and their gender identity as identified in toy, play, and peer preferences and various other deviations from gender stereotypes as well as one's inner feeling of being a boy or girl.  This book misleadingly equates a set of common childhood experiences that much more often reflect common developmental experiences of people who will identify as gay lesbian or bisexual and for which there remains no reliable method of distinguishing those who will continue to assert a cross sexed gender identity beyond adolescence.  Homophobia is deeply woven into our culture and one of its expressions is increased demand for social medical and surgical support of gender transition of young children we ask to change to be themselves
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