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)