For Elementary Readers

I Am Jazz

I Am Jazz is a first-person account about a transgender girl written by transgender teen, Jazz Jennings, and co-author, Jessica Herthel. Jennings was one of the first transgender children to talk publicly about her identity. Herthel is not transgender, nor does she have any transgender children. She co-wrote the book based on her desire to explain to her daughters what being transgender can mean, hoping to create a book that other parents and caring adults would be able to use to start important conversations about gender with their kids.

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I Am Jazz: Reading a Children’s Book to Help Understand Transgender Topics in Elementary School (Human Rights Campaign Welcoming Schools Project)

I Am Jazz authors discuss their book

Understanding Gender (Match Fishtank)

Books to Support Nonbinary and Transgender Youth

Join NEA President Lily Eskelsen García and Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David Jazz as they read Read Across America recommended books Julian is a  Mermaid and I am Jazz to celebrate the Jazz and Friends National Day of School and Community Reading.

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