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I am Jazz

Title

I am Jazz

Illustrator

Shelagh McNicholas

Publisher

Dial Books for Young Readers

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780803741072

Genre

biography

Topic

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

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

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy to girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

boy to girl transgender

Race/Ethnicities

African American / Biracial

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

Item Type

Nonfiction

Format

picturebook

I am Jazz

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