Being Jazz

Being Jazz

My Life as A (transgender Teen)

eBook - 2016
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Publisher: New York :, Crown,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780399554667
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Sep 22, 2017

Jazz's story offers a lot of insider information to her experience. I think the most special thing about this story is her resilient spirit. I think any teen that is dealing with being "different" and struggling with it would benefit from this story.

Jazz Jennings from "I am Jazz" shares her experiences as a transgender teen. This book was wonderfully written and offers some insight into her life as a transgender teen. She is honest and completely amazing. It was interesting to find out about the challenges she faced and conquered. Jazz's voice is positive and outgoing and encouraging to all teens.

Jun 12, 2017

This was an honest read -- almost too honest. I say that being I liked learned about Jazz's journey, transitioning, growing up, her family's advocacy, and her life in the spotlight. I found I did not need to hear about how embarrassed she was when she farted twice on a "date" with a boy or her first weird make-out sessions. However, I can't fault it too much because what else are you supposed to write a memoir about when you're only sixteen? And for a sixteen year old she has had quite a life so far. It will be awesome to see how she progresses and grows in the next ten, twenty years.

Apr 23, 2017

I absoutely loved this book! Jazz is such a incredible woman! I really enjoyed reading her book. She has accomplished so many wonderful things in her life! I admire her so much! This is a lovely book. You should read it!

Mar 29, 2017

For anybody who is curious about what it means to be transgender, this is the book for you, because it's written by an amazing transgendered teen who is the definition of the word "advocate."
Follow Jazz's story as she tells you about how she grew up in a boy's body but knew from the very beginning she was a girl. Some of her struggles are hard to read because of their unfairness, such as her legal fight to play on the girl's soccer team, her right to use the girl's bathroom, and being teased at school. Fortunately, Jazz has an amazingly supportive family, unlike many other transgender youth, which is why she spends so much of her time advocating for transgender rights.

ArapahoeBridget Oct 27, 2016

Funny, conversational, and really engaging. This book is a mix of eye-opening and routine bits about teenage life, with plenty of big picture activism details sprinkled throughout as well. Some of the statistics are heartbreaking, even as Jazz's personal experience is often (though definitely not always) positive. I listened to the audiobook, read by Jazz, and her bubbly enthusiasm and personality shines through in her reading! Highly recommend.

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May 18, 2017

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