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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Title

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Authors

Susan Kuklin

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780763656119

Pages

182 pages

Genre

biography

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

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

Lexile Measure

HL600L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; Intersex; transgender teenagers; boy to girl; girl to boy; intersex teenagers; gender fluid

Main Character

male teenagers; female teenagers; intersex teenager

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

transgender males; transgender females; gender neutral teenagers; intersex person

Awards

Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature, 2017, Young Adult
Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, 2015, Winner
Lambda Literary Award, 2015, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, 2015, Honor Book
Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2015, Honor, Children's (Young Adult Literature)
Distinguished Books, 2014 Non Fiction
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 GLBTQ Children and Teens: NonFiction
Top 10 Challenged Books, 2015

Keywords

gender identity; stereotypes; photographs; personal stories; gender neutral pronouns; misconceptions

Diversity Impact

direct

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out


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