Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

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Candlewick Press, 2014 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 182 pages
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A  2015 Stonewall Honor Book

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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User Review  - mamzel - LibraryThing

Very enlightening book giving a glimpse of the stuff non-straight teens go through. We meet boys who change to girls and girls who transform into men, and even a teen who is intersex, not completely a ... Read full review

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User Review  - EllsbethB - LibraryThing

I am reading the top 10 most challenged/banned books from 2015, and this is #4. It is better to think of this book as a collection of interviews or oral histories. It has a lot of information about ... Read full review

Contents

Every Girl Is Different
31
MARIAH The Real Deal
73
Variables
95
NAT Something Else
121
Untouchable
149
AUTHORS NOTE
165
RESOURCES
179
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About the author (2014)

Susan Kuklin is the award-winning author and photographer of more than thirty books for children and young adults that span social issues and culture. Her photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, and the New York Times. Susan Kuklin lives in New York City.

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