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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Title

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Authors

Susan Kuklin

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Pages

182 pages

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780763656119

Genre

nonfiction

Topic

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

Annotation

Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

multiple

Main Character

multiple

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

transgender

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Awards

Distinguished Books,2014; Best Children's Books of the Year,2015; Best of the Best Books,2014; Booklist Editors Choice: Books for Youth,2014; Booklist Top 10 LGBTQ for Youth,2015; Choices,2015; Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books,2009; Notable Books for a Global Society,2015; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,2015; Rainbow List,2015; Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2015 (Nominee); SEASONAL SHOWCASE Trailblazers, 2014; Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, 2015; Cybils Awards, 2014 Non-Fiction Young Adult; INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, 2014 Young Adult Literature; YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2015 Young Adult

Keywords

children; transgenderism; gender identity

Item Type

Nonfiction

Format

full-length

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

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