Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings
Available At: Electronic, DCC (HS), Eagleview, Liberty, Mountain Ridge
Description: The author, Jazz Jennings, shares her journey from being a girl toward becoming a young woman as a transgender teen.
YA Label?: Sometimes
Notes: This book contains alternate sexualities; alternate gender ideologies; sexual nudity; sexual activities; and mild profanity.
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Page 9: “Ever since I could form coherent thoughts, I knew I was a girl trapped inside a boy’s body.”
Page 12: “…My little penis felt so wrong on me. I wished I could take the sponge and wipe it off, and behind it I’d magically find a ‘gagina’ like what my sister and my mom had.”
Page 15: “She promised to use her wand to turn my penis into a vagina.”
Page 74: ”The first really big panel I spoke on was at something called TransCon, an all-day conference in Miami devoted to transgender issues.”
Page 268: ”I went to a drag show with my family. I LOVE drag queens!”