I Am Jazz

byJessica Herthel, Jazz JenningsIllustratorShelagh Mcnicholas

September 4, 2014|
I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel
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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.
Jessica Herthel is a private consultant for LGBTQ-inclusive school districts and the current president of her local PFLAG chapter. Previously, Jessica was the Education Director of the Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; the primary editor of an LGBTQ handbook for school administrators; and a curriculum ...
Title:I Am JazzFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:32 pages, 10.88 X 9.25 X 0.28 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 10.88 X 9.25 X 0.28 inPublished:September 4, 2014Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0803741073

ISBN - 13:9780803741072

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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