I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel

Available At: Pioneer, Rockrimmon

Categories: LGBTQ+

Description: A very young boy is diagnosed as transgender and his family helps him transition into a girl.

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book contains alternate gender ideologies.

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Page 8: “I have a girl brain but a boy body. This is called transgender. I was born this way!”

Page 9: “When I was very little, and my mom would say, ‘You’re such a good boy.’ I would say, ‘”‘No, Mama. Good girl.’”

Page 17: “Mom and Dad told me I could start wearing girl clothes to school, and growing my hair long. They even let me change my name to Jazz.”

Page 20: ”At the beginning of the year they wanted me to use the boys’ bathroom, and play on the boys’ team in gym class, but that didn’t feel normal to me at ALL.”