Get ready for season 4 of the popular TLC show I Am Jazz! Teen advocate and trailblazer Jazz Jennings—named one of “The 25 Most Influential Teens” of the year by Time—shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths.
“[Jazz’s] touching book serves as a rallying cry for understanding and acceptance.”—Bustle
Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series—I Am Jazz—making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults.
In her remarkable memoir, Jazz reflects on these very public experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. But it hasn’t all been easy. Jazz has faced many challenges, bullying, discrimination, and rejection, yet she perseveres as she educates others about her life as a transgender teen. Through it all, her family has been beside her on this journey, standing together against those who don't understand the true meaning of tolerance and unconditional love. Now Jazz must learn to navigate the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence—particularly high school—complicated by the unique challenges of being a transgender teen. Making the journey from girl to woman is never easy—especially when you began your life in a boy’s body.
PRAISE FOR JAZZ JENNINGS:
“Jazz is one of the transgender community's most important activists.” —Cosmopolitan
“A role model for teens everywhere.” —Seventeen.com
“Wise beyond her years.” —Teen Vogue
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This memoir by the young transgender activist and YouTube star is a portrait of courage and grace. Born in a boy’s body, Jazz Jennings began expressing herself as a transgender person before she entered preschool. She outlines the small and huge battles her parents fought as they supported their child in transitioning to living as a girl. Being Jazz is educational and eye-opening, but it’s also funny and heartwarming, a book you’ll want to share with the young people in your life.
To be honest I'm straight and young but I feel as if jazz is true to herself and tbh I feel many people will be inspired.
I learned a lot
I found this to be a very touching book about a girl who was born in a boy’s body. It caused me to have more empathy for everyone. We are to quick to judge others without understanding their story. I am a better person because I read the book.
This is an awesome book to better understand what transgender ppl go trough and why they are who they are 😍😘❤️🥰