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I am J

Title

I am J

Authors

Cris Beam

Publisher

Cris Beam

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780316053600

Pages

352 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl to boy transgender

Race/Ethnicities

Latino / White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

transgender

Awards

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

Keywords

emotional problems; identity; friendship

Diversity Impact

direct

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