I Am Jazz

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The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere

"This is an essential tool for parents and teachers to share with children whether those kids identify as trans or not. I wish I had had a book like this when I was a kid struggling with gender identity questions. I found it deeply moving in its simplicity and honesty."—Laverne Cox (who plays Sophia in “Orange Is the New Black”)

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. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.--from the publisher

32 pages          978-0803741072            Ages 4-8

Keywords:  biography, autobiography, transgender child, acceptance, accepting others, gender identity, gender expression, being yourself, believing in yourself, empowerment, identity, individuality, encouragement, understanding others, LGBTQ, tolerance

Read aloud to 4 year olds, 5 year olds, 6 year olds, 7 year olds, 8 year olds

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