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Monday, March 28, 2011

I Am J

High School Fiction

VG/A Beam, Cris. I Am J. Little Brown, 2011. 339 p. 9780316053617 $16.99

J has always felt like a boy in a girl's body but no one else seemed to see. He finally decides that to truly be himself he must leave his old life behind. When the truth comes out, his friends and family decide to support him in their own ways. This gritty, urban story addresses some issues of transgender teens in a candid manner. There are many resources at the end of the text for transgender teens as well as parents and allies.

Sarah Mae Harper, CoLAPL- AC Bilbrew Library

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