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Being Jazz: My Life as a Transgender Teen

Title

Being Jazz: My Life as a Transgender Teen

Authors

Jazz Jennings

Publisher

Crown

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780399554643

Pages

265 pages

Genre

memoir

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings--named one of "The 25 most influential teens" of the year by Time--shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

1120L

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; boy to girl; transgender child; transgender teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

transgender female

Awards

Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature, 2017, Middle Grade
Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Non-fiction (Middle Grade and Young Adult)
Best Books for Teens, 2016
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Ages (12 to 14)
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2016
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2017 Audiobooks
Rainbow List, 2017 Young Adult Non-Fiction

Keywords

identity; personal story; transgender rights; role model; friendship

Diversity Impact

direct

Being Jazz: My Life as a Transgender Teen

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