I Am Jazz!

I Am Jazz!

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
ISBN: 9780803741072
0803741073
Branch Call Number: j 306.768 H574i 2014 Beginning Facts
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm

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The autobiographical story of a girl who knew from a young age that she was transgender. I have a girl brain but a boy body, she explains.

This autobiography of a transgendered young girl and how she learned to accept herself has been challenged for reasons including: "inaccurate, homosexuality, sex education, religious viewpoint, and unsuited for age group."

This autobiography tells the story of Jazz, who from a young age, knew that she was really a girl in a boy's body. With support of her family and help from a wise doctor, Jazz is happy to be special.

Presents the story of a transgender child who traces her early awareness that she is a girl in spite of male anatomy and the acceptance she finds through a wise doctor who explains her natural transgender status.


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AL_JENNIEB May 12, 2017

An honest and heartwarming picture book, told in a way that children can understand, about self discovery.

AL_BETSY Oct 21, 2016

A sensitive and straightforward telling of the story of Jazz Jennings, a young boy who, with the support of his family and doctor, finds that he can live most happily and honestly as a girl. Excellent choice for a child facing a similar experience or those who want to better understand friends who are transgender.

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JEM_LPL
May 29, 2016

A perfect book to help parents (or any one else) to explain what it means to be transgender. With the transgender bathroom controversy so much in the news recently, a lot of kids may have questions that their parents feel uncomfortable answering. This sensitive, well-written book written by a kid their own age will help many kids under this dilemma, and what they can do to help. A+!

zsmith35 Aug 17, 2015

I am so inspired by you. You are a great role model to young people. You are strong person to be dealing with so much. I watch your shows all the time on TLC. #_TEAMJAZZ

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BUNBUN1978
Mar 16, 2015

nice book about a young trans girl. good for example Transgender issues to young kids. or a good book to give young trans kids out there to show that there are others like them out there.

0Charlie Feb 19, 2015

A positve age-appropriate presentation of coming to embrace who you are.

LaughingOne Nov 20, 2014

I saw Jazz in a video and thought she was mature, confident, well-spoken, and admirable. Her book does an excellent job of telling children her story of recognizing and accepting herself and helping others (her parents first) to do the same. This book is easy to read, pretty easy to understand. I do see some people wanting to have the book banned from school libraries, but I truly think this book should be in them, and available to all children to help them/us understand the many different kinds of lives in the world.

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GummiGirl
Sep 29, 2014

A cute picture book explaining what it's like to be a transgendered child.

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