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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

picture book

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; transgender child; boy to girl

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Jewish

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

transgender female

Awards

Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature, 2017, Picture Book
20 Years of Dia, 2016 K-Grade 2
Best of the Best Books, 2014 Informational Books for Younger Readers
Choices, 2015 Understanding Oneself And Others
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 Sex and Gender Identity
Rainbow List, 2015 Picture Book
Top 10 Challenged Books, 2015
Top 10 Challenged Books, 2016
Top 10 Challenged Books, 2017

Keywords

identity; elementary school; acceptance; feminine traits; advocate

Diversity Impact

direct

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