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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

ISBN-10: 0763673684
ISBN-13: 9780763673680
Author: Kuklin, Susan, Ed.
Interest Level: 9-12
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: March 2015

Copyright: 2014

Page Count: 192

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Interest Level

Grades 9-12

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Z+
Lexile: HL600L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 7.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 19th Century

A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens. Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender , and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.
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