I am J
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.
Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender & Sexuality); Biracial; Interracial; Transgender; biracial teenager; interracial parents; transgender teenager; girl to boy
Latinx (Puerto Rican) / White
mother and father
Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Young Adult
James Cook Book Award: Celebrating Diversity in Teen Literature, 2013, Honor Book, Cook Book
Lambda Literary Award, 2012, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
emotional problems; identity; friendship; support group; parental resistance; counseling; testosterone; truancy
Beam, Cris, "I am J" (2011). DIVerse Families. 587.