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I am Jazz

Title

I am Jazz

Illustrator

Shelagh McNicholas

Publisher

Dial Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780803741072

Pages

32 pages

Genre

biography

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; boy to girl

Main Character

boy to girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American / Biracial

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

boy to girl transgender

Awards

Choices,2015 Cooperative Children's Book Center
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books,2009 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Rainbow List,2015 ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)

Keywords

identity; biography

Diversity Impact

direct

I am Jazz

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