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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

nonfiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

transgender

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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