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I am J

Title

I am J

Authors

Cris Beam

Publisher

Cris Beam

Pages

352 pages

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780316053600

Genre

realism

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender & Sexuality); Racial Diversity; Transgender; Biracial; girl to boy transgender; transgender child; mixed race; biracial family

Annotation

J, who feels like a boy mistakenly born as a girl, runs away from his best friend who has rejected him and the parents he thinks do not understand him when he finally decides that it is time to be who he really is.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl to boy transgender

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

transgender

Race/Ethnicities

Latino / White

Awards

James Cook Book Award, 2013 Cook Book; Lambda Literary Award, 2012 LGBT Children's/Young Adult

Keywords

emotional problems; identity; friendship

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

I am J

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